Hat Decorating with SVMoA, Taught in Spanish

Sat, May 8th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

10:00am - 12:00pm

May 2021

Hailey House & Classroom

314 2nd Ave S, Hailey, ID 83333, USA

208 726-9491
Sun Valley Museum of Art (SVMoA) is pleased to present a special Mother’s Day celebration: Hat Decorating with Denice Nava and Folk Dancing with Jane Lopez. This  single-day workshop will be held Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at SVMoA’s Hailey Classroom. The class will be taught in Spanish.

Join SVMoA for a fun morning of activities to celebrate Mother’s Day! Participants will decorate a hat using paint and/or fiber art with artist Denice Nava. The Museum will provide hats and all other supplies. Child care and activities will also be provided. Jane Lopez will lead children in folkloric dances called “rondas” that will be presented as part of the celebration.

Denice Nava was born in the city of Puruándiro in the Mexican state of Michoacán. She discovered her creativity and passion for art at a very young age. One of her favorite things to do throughout her childhood was decorating her bedroom, using paint and empty tuna cans to create perfect polka dots and transforming her wall into a vibrant work of art. Denice left her hometown for Reno, Nevada, where she started her family and spent 22 years before falling in love with Idaho’s landscapes and kind people during a family trip to visit friends. One month later, she decided to move to Idaho with her family. Denice enjoys volunteering at The Hunger Coalition and uses recycled materials to create beautiful and useful pieces.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Jane Lopez moved to Idaho at the age of 13 and has lived here ever since. Her parents are from the states of Michoacán and Sinaloa, Mexico. Folkloric dances have long been an important part of her life. Jane began taking dance classes in Los Angeles at the age of 6. When she was 14, she spent the summer in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, where she attended Escuela de Ballet Folklórico. Jane has continued to learn dances from different states of Mexico and shares these traditional dances at Wood River High School.

“We at SVMoA are excited to offer art classes taught in Spanish for the Latinx community,” said Jeanne Knott, Visual Arts Class Assistant at SVMoA. “We plan to offer these classes four times a year.”

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