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September 26, 2018— (Key West, FL). Get Ready for Halloween and Zombie Bike Ride with Creative Workshops at Fort East Martello Museum

Looking to explore your Halloween gore with some theatrical make-up tips or celebrate the spirits of those you love, Day-of-the-Dead style? Enjoy two special workshops at Fort East Martello Museum presented by Key West Art & Historical Society on October 13 and 15.

On Saturday, October 13, from 10:00am until noon, wannabe zombies of all ages can learn the tricks of using latex and household products to transform the living into the undead during a hands-on  “Scars and Scabs, Wounds and Gore” workshop. Artist and teacher Crystal Smith will offer step-by-step instructions on everything participants need to know about how to make life-like wounds, scabs, and scars, with small kits included to take home.  The cost for “Scars and Scabs, Wounds and Gore” is $15 for Society members and $20 for non-members and includes all supplies.

On Monday, October 15, “The History and Art of Sugar Skulls” offers a full Professional Day workshop for children aged 5 and older from 9:00am until 4:00pm.  An annual tradition at Fort East Martello, children learn the history behind the Mexican tradition of Dia de Los Muertos while decorating their own calavera de azúcar —a sugar skull dedicated to a loved one that has passed on.  Cost for the full day workshop is $35 for Society fmembers and $45 for non-members.

Fort East Martello is a creative classroom hub for Key West Art & Historical Society’s educational workshops, with a full roster of sessions offered for adults, youth, and families throughout the year.  Detailed descriptions and registration information for “Scars and Scabs, Wounds and Gore” and “The History and Art of Sugar Skulls” can be found at KWAHS.ORG (click “tickets”) or by calling Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Register now for your spot in these limited space classes. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.