La Crafty Noche (Crafty Night!)

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La Crafty Noche (Crafty Night!)
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Students will learn to construct a shadow box from wood shims, measuring sticks, paint and glue. They will also paint and embellish the shrine with a variety of recycled items, pictures, papers, silk flowers and designs. Kathy will give an overview of the history of Dia de Los Muertos, common traditions, and more. Students can bring a personal copy of a photo to include in the shrine to honor a loved one who has passed. There will also be a paper arts table set up so students can make a Dia de Los Muertos greeting card.

Cost: $50, includes all supplies, a swag gift and creative business tips.
Register below or by calling 602.274.0067.
Refunds will not be issued within three days of the event.
People most know KATHY CANO-MURILLO as The Crafty Chica. She has been profiled for her art and crafts in The New York Times, USA Today and on NPR.

Kathy has been a writer longer than she has been a crafter, inspired in grade school by Erma Bombeck and Judy Blume. As an adult, Kathy went on to have a 13-year newspaper career at The Arizona Republic as an entertainment reporter, all while running her award-winning web site, She has authored seven books including Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul and Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing.

In 2004, Kathy pursued her dream of writing a novel and finished her first draft for National Novel Writing Month. She wrote from 10 pm-2 am every night while her family slept, a tradition she still carries on to this day. Her manuscript sold in 2007 in a three-way bidding war to Grand Central Publishing. Kathy's debut novel, Waking Up in the Land of Glitter released in March 2010 and her second, Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing, in March 2011. She is currently writing her third book.

Kathy designs her own Crafty Chica product line through iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Company, and she is also the Crafts Editor for

Kathy's mission with her novels is to share stories about contemporary Latinas living and working in the creative arts. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband, two kids and five Chihuahuas. Her motto for life is "Crafts, drama and glitter".
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By: Crafty Chica by Kathy Cano-Murillo