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Sugar Skull Making & Decorating Classes 2014 in Sacramento, California

 

ZANZIBAR IS TAKING A YEAR OFF OF OUR SUGAR SKULL CLASSES - WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING THEM IN 2014

BUT HOPE TO BRING THEM BACK FOR FALL OF 2015. 

*WE WILL BE DOING FREE SUGAR SKULL DECORATING ON NOV 1 & 2nd ALL DAY BETWEEN J & K STREET AT 20-21st FOR KIDS - First come first served

Samples of Decorated Sugar Skulls

You can also learn how to make sugar skulls using our molds with our easy to follow online step-by-step instructions with TONS of hints and ideas by clicking here!   

EASY STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE SUGAR SKULLS

 or you can print out a simple PDF file that gives you simplified instructions by clicking here. 

SIMPLE PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING SUGAR SKULLS

 NO SUGAR SKULL CLASSES THIS YEAR! (2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note:  You can book children OR adult classes, however you MUST choose number of participants at the top of the booking form:

Adults:        Child under 12:          Adult Large Skull 3D :             Adult Medium Flat Skull:

 

 

Samples of Decorated Sugar Skulls

You can also learn how to make sugar skulls using our molds with our easy to follow online step-by-step instructions with TONS of hints and ideas by clicking here!   

EASY STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE SUGAR SKULLS

 or you can print out a simple PDF file that gives you simplified instructions by clicking here. 

SIMPLE PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING SUGAR SKULLS

 

     

SUGAR SKULL CLASSES & DECORATING 2014

 

Zanzibar will offer THREE (3) different types of classes this year

 

TYPE #1:  CHILD DECORATING CLASSES FREE

ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY!

to make your reservation(s), go to:

RESERVATIONS NOT TAKEN UNTIL SEPT 2014

Zanzibar Trading will offer multiple sugar skull classes in the fall of 2014.  There will be THREE different kinds of classes offered. 

FREE one hour decorating classes for children 12 & under (requires you to reserve space), Adult one hour decorating classes for a fee (fee depends on size of skull decorated) and our full three hour classes (all ages) on making & decorating sugar skulls (we do charge minimal material fees for these classes - see below). 

 

 

 

10 AM & 1 PM  on MOST Saturdays September 28th - Oct 26th - 1 hour classes

 

10, 12 noon MOST Sundays September 29th - October 27th  - 1 hour classes

 

For children 12 & Under.  Older Siblings/Adults may help.  If older siblings or adults wish to decorate a medium skull, there will be a flat $12 fee per person and MUST be included in reservation.  Kids will have a chance to decorate one (1) non-edible medium (1 piece, flat backed) sugar skull with colored icing, sequins, foil, feathers, specialty cut outs, googly eyes and candy.  There is NO FEE and all materials are included.  Aprons will be provided, but we HIGHLY recommend children wear clothes that can get messy and show up 15 min before class. 

 

Mark date on calendar, as we will NOT remind you, however we kindly request you contact us if you must cancel your reservation so that others may partake.  Children will get to take the sugar skull home in a provided box.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 

 

TYPE # 2:  ADULT DECORATING CLASSES $12 & $20 pp

 

11:30 AM  on MOST Saturdays September 28th - October 26th - 1 hour class  PREPAID ONLY

2:00 pm on MOST Sundays September 29th - October 27th - 1 hour class PREPAID ONLY

 

All ages (over 10, please)  Each person will have a chance to decorate one (1) non-edible EITHER medium (1 piece, flat backed) sugar skull ($12 per person) OR a large (2 part, fully 3D softball sized skull)  ($20 per person) with colored icing, sequins, foil, feathers, specialty cut outs, googly eyes and candy.  All materials are included.  Aprons will be provided, but we HIGHLY recommend participants wear clothes that can get messy and show up 15 min before class. 

 

Mark date on calendar, as we will NOT remind you, however we kindly request you contact us if you must cancel your reservation so that others may partake.  No refunds for cancellations unless you move to another date or we can fill your space, with apologies.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  PREPAYMENT is required at time of reservation, sorry no exceptions.    If you have a group, please get all available people to agree to a date/time.  Availability is below and we will try on a day by day basis to update it. 

 

ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY!

to make your reservation(s), go to:

RESERVATIONS NOT TAKEN UNTIL SEPT 2014

 

 

 

ADULT "HOW TO MAKE SUGAR SKULLS" CLASSES $28 & $35 pp

 

 

 

3 PM on Saturday, October 8, 15, 22, & 29th  - 2.5 hour class  PREPAID ONLY

 

This is a full, two and a half hour long class that takes you step by step through the making of sugar skulls.  If you're planning on making a lot of sugar skulls for a party or event or showing others how to make (ie a class of kids) this is the class for you!

 

All ages (over 10, please)  This class will be essentially two parts.  The first part we will give you a brief history of Day of the Dead and of Sugar Skulls and Offrenda (Altars) and you will learn the step-by-step of making sugar skulls and the frosting to decorate them.  You will get to make a sugar skull.  In the second portion of the class, pre-molded blank sugar skulls will be provided and each person will have a chance to decorate one (1) non-edible EITHER medium (1 piece, flat backed) sugar skull ($28 per person) OR a large (2 part, fully 3D softball sized skull - $35 per person) with colored icing, sequins, foil, feathers, specialty cut outs, googly eyes and candy. 

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All materials are included.  Aprons will be provided, but we HIGHLY recommend participants wear clothes that can get messy and show up 15 min before class.  Mark date on calendar, as we will NOT remind you, however we kindly request you contact us if you must cancel your reservation so that others may partake.  No refunds for cancellations unless you move to another date or we can fill your space, with apologies.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  PREPAYMENT is required at time of reservation, sorry no exceptions.   If you have a group, please get all available people to agree to a date/time.  Availability is below and we will try on a day by day basis to update it. 

DON'T WANT TO TAKE A CLASS?

You can also learn how to make sugar skulls using our molds with our easy to follow online step-by-step instructions with TONS of hints and ideas by clicking here!   

EASY STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE SUGAR SKULLS

 or you can print out a simple PDF file that gives you simplified instructions by clicking here. 

SIMPLE PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING SUGAR SKULLS

 

ALL CLASSES ARE HELD at our 1731 L Street Midtown Sacramento location outdoors OR in our private classroom.  On-site classes for schools, clubs and other organizations available - please inquire!

If you're interested in private classes for your group or school, limited dates are available - please contact Scott at (916) 443-5601 for availability and cost(s) -- (some will be done free while others either materials must be provided or a material fee paid). 

Child Decorating Sugar Skull Classes - FREE

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For children 12 & under. Kids will have chance to decorate one (1) non-edible sugar skulls with icing, sequins, foil, feathers, specialty cut outs, googly-eyes and candy.  There is no fee and classes and all materials are FREE and will be provided.  There will NOT be a demonstration on how to make sugar skulls - this is a decorating only class.  These classes will, weather permitting, be done outdoors under a tent, with tables & chairs at our Midtown location.  If inclement weather, we will conduct the classes indoors. 

Adults must be present for children under 10 years of age.  Parents or older siblings can (space permitting), participate and help their children decorate their sugar skulls.  If parents would like to decorate a sugar skull of their own with their children, a minimal materials fee will be charged for the skull(s) decorated by the adults. 

        

Samples of Decorated Sugar Skulls

OCTOBER SUGAR SKULL CHILDREN'S DECORATING CLASSES

ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY!

to make your reservation(s), go to:

RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN STARTING SEPT 2014

Please note that these classes are 1 hour long and are DECORATING a medium skull only.  We will not be showing how to make sugar skulls nor will we be making sugar skulls.  These classes are offered FREE on a first come, first booked basis.  Additional times/dates MAY be added if all classes fill.  A brief history of Day of the Dead (dia de los Muertos) will be given as well as assistance.  ALL MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED, along with aprons.  Event will, weather permitting, be held outside under the shade of pop-up tents.  Tables and chairs will be provided.  Children get to decorate and take home ONE (1) medium sugar skull. 

We will only be decorating pre-made up medium sugar skulls.  Please arrive 20 min early and be dressed to get messy.  We will provide aprons.  Classes are limited to 12 children.  Children up to age 12 are allowed.  Minors 13 & over are requested to attend one of our adult only decorating programs.  Older siblings CAN join (up to age 17) if participating with a younger sibling or relative, however if they decorate a skull there will be a minor materials fee.  Parents are welcome to help and attend (if they wish to make/decorate a sugar skull then a nominal materials fee for the adults will apply)

 

OCTOBER SUGAR SKULL ADULT DECORATING CLASSES

ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY!

to make your reservation(s), go to:

http://bookeo.com/zanzibarsugarskulls

Please note that these classes are 1 hour long and are DECORATING either a medium one piece (flat backed) skull or a large two piece skull (3D Baseball sized).  Blank, ready to be decorated skulls will be provided.  We will not be showing how to make sugar skulls nor will we be making sugar skulls.  These classes are offered FOR A FEE. $12.00 for a medium, flat-backed skull and $20 for a full, 3-D softball sized skull.  PREPAYMENT required upon making a reservation!  reservations are on a first come, first booked basis. 

Please arrive 20 min early and be dressed to get messy.  We will provide aprons.  Classes are limited to 12 adults.  We generally ask that this be an adult (13 years of age and up) class with no small children.  If you want to decorate a sugar skull with a child under 13, we recommend you book (if space is available), one of our free children's classes and then you can pay a small fee to decorate a skull. 

 

Learn how to make sugar skulls & decorating sugar skulls Classes for all ages

There are multiple dates and times for these sugar skull classes (open to children age 10 and above, teens and adults) starting on Oct 8th and going through October 29th.

           

Two hour and 30 minute classes are offered at 3pm  All materials provided, however there is a materials fee (see below).  These classes will be in two parts:

The first half will be include a brief history of Day of the Dead (dia de los Muertos) and ofrendas (altars) and then we will be demonstrating exactly how to make sugar skulls and the icing to decorate them (you get to make one and take it home for you to decorate later) and then you will actually get to decorate a pre-made sugar skull for the second half of the class. 

All materials are provided.  Classes will be outside (weather permitting) under pop up tents with tables and chairs.  Loaner aprons will be provided. 

  

These classes are great for everyone!  If you just want to decorate a sugar skull without having to buy all the supplies, come to this class!  If you want to learn how to make sugar skulls and have a party - come to this class!  If you want to learn how to make sugar skulls and teach kids or others how to make them - come to this class! 

If you want to JUST DECORATE and NOT LEARN the STEP-BY-STEP of making sugar skulls, we have those classes too!  Free for kids under 14, minimal fee for adults.  See above.

The class will feature lots of tricks and how-to's!  Plus you can buy molds and supplies!

COST:  There is a materials fee for these classes.

To decorate a medium, flat backed sugar skull the cost if $28.00 per person for the class.  To decorate a large (softball-sized) two part, fully 3D Skull, the cost is $35.00 per person for the class.  MOST PEOPLE PREFER THE LARGE, 2-PART SKULLS.  All materials will be provided along with aprons.  We NEVER make a profit on these classes, we are simply trying to cover our expenses and employee costs. 

OCTOBER SUGAR SKULL FULL CLASSES - MAKING & DECORATING SUGAR SKULLS

ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY!

to make your reservation(s), go to:

RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN SEPT 2014

Please note that these classes are 2 hours and 30 minutes long and are full classes where you will spend 1/2 the time learning how to make sugar skulls from scratch using plastic molds and simple ingredients as well as colorful frosting to decorate your sugar skulls.  You will get to make a sugar skull (that you can take home) and you will get to DECORATING a pre-made sugar skull. 

There is a materials charge for these classes - either $28 per participant for a medium, flat backed one piece sugar skull or $35 for a large (softball-sized) two part skull.  Space and availability are on a first come, first booked basis. 

Please arrive 20 min early and be dressed to get messy.  We will provide aprons.  Classes are limited to 12 participants.  Classes will be held either outdoors under shade or indoors - no cancellations for weather.  Children and adults are welcome, however young children often get bored learning how to make the skulls.  This is more geared to children 10 and over.  We do offer FREE CHILDREN'S DECORATING ONLY classes.  See above.  *Children of all ages are welcome, however. 

Clients MUST sign up for these classes and pay in advance.

Fees are:  $28 & $35 per person depending on size of skull. 

Sign ups require pre-payment.

Samples of Decorated Sugar Skulls

ADDITIONAL CLASSES MAY BE ADDED IF DEMAND WARRANTS

Private classes for groups, schools and parties available - call us!

*while we make every attempt to update the availability of classes on our website on a daily basis, please remember we're a small family run business and often classes will sell out and we won't be able to post it till some time later.  This is a very busy time for our small business and we are very short handed due to the economy.  Please call to verify availability of classes. 

Our gallery phone number is (916) 443-5601

Pre-made undecorated sugar skulls, colored frosting, foil and foil cut outs, sequins, feathers and assorted candy and other decorations will be provided.   You will also receive a box to take your sugar skull home in. 

       

While the above fees aren't even close to the actual cost of the materials, it is a token amount to offset our expenses and to compensate our employees for their time.  In 2008 we did offer free classes, however there was a tremendous amount of demand and it was at an expense of about $5,000 to us and we just can't justify that kind of expense under the current economic climate.  We hope you understand.  Also, in 2008 without a fee, so many people flaked and simply didn't show up or didn't cancel and thus spaces went unfilled because of this.  We have slightly increased our materials fee cost over last year to come closer to covering our actual costs of doing these classes (they still operate at a loss).  We do offer FREE decorating classes for kids on multiple days (see above)

Clients MUST sign up for these classes and pay in advance.

Sign ups require pre-payment.

No refunds for cancellations (you can, space allowing, move to another date if you give 24 hour notice).  We may call to remind you of your class date and time, however we encourage you to write it on your calendar!

      

To make reservations, either visit our gallery or call our gallery at (916) 443-5601 during our business hours.   Space is limited and is on a first-come first-serve basis.  A waiting list will be established once classes are full.  We will call to remind you the day before the class. 

Our gallery phone number is (916) 443-5601

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Samples of Decorated Sugar Skulls

 

Dia de los Muertos

Mexico's Day(s) of the Dead

Zanzibar offers a wide range of merchandise and classes for this ever-growing holiday. 

 

Check out our FREE CHILDREN'S SUGAR SKULL DECORATING CLASSES IN OCTOBER IN SACRAMENTO

 

plus we offer Adult Sugar Skull Decorating classes as well as  FULL CLASSES ON HOW TO MAKE AND DECORATE SUGAR SKULLS

 

Zanzibar sells sugar skull plastic molds to make Mexican Sugar Skulls for your Day of the Dead Altars (available online or at our retail gallery) plus Mirange powder, paste food colorings, and decorating kits

Check out our Sugar Skull making classes here!

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