About the Workshop
Altar Workshop: A workshop in Remembrance.
This all-ages arts workshop will give participants the opportunity to create and customize an altar to honor their lost loved ones’ memories.
Before the Event/
Anything I need to do before the event?
After the purchase of your ticket, you will receive an email from us with instructions and guidelines on how to submit a photo of your loved one. This photo will be used as the centerpiece of your altar, and a visual representation of the person you are honoring in your personal space.
I’ve never created anything in my life before, I’m nervous!
This workshop focuses on the act of creativity and exploring new mediums to honor your loved one’s story and legacy. With that said, there’s no wrong way to create. If you’d like some extra guidance, we’re happy to walk you through onsite!
Day of Event/
Where will this be hosted?
All workshops will take place at the Classroom of Compassion Art Studio located outdoors, in Burbank, CA. This immersive space will host you and your loved ones while you create and customize your personal altar that you will take home with you at the end of the workshop. There is a capacity of 15 people per workshop in order to keep your creating space intimate.
Street Parking is readily available, just please make sure to read the parking signs! (Important: Options for us to package and ship your finished altar to someone you love will be available onsite for an extra cost.)
Isn’t this event outdoors? What if it rains? What’s the weather like?
Yes, this event is outdoors. If weather looks like it will interrupt our workshop, we will reach out through the text number/email provided to reschedule your workshop to a different date. Please dress accordingly and note that some evenings the temperature can be chilly. We have outdoor heaters if you’d like some extra warmth!
What if I’m running late? We’re happy to check you in for your scheduled time whenever you arrive as long as it’s within your time slot. If you don’t finish with the available time left once you arrive, we’re happy to help you package some materials for you to finish your altar at home. Can I reschedule once I've purchased my ticket?
Reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try our best to reschedule. If no time slots are available, the option to pick up your altar and materials kit from our Art Studio will be presented.
Is this family friendly? While we welcome all ages to participate in this healing workshop, we just ask that an adult accompanies any participants 18 years of age and under.
What is included?
Our Altar workshop includes the following: - (1) One Altar Base per ticket
- (1) 11” x 14” Mounted Photo of your loved one
- Access to our Silk Floral Bar, to add you or your loved one’s favorite flowers
- Access to our Embelishment Bar, to add sparkle, texture or color to your altars
- (6) Six tea lights (Option to upgrade to other options available onsite)
- (1) Incense Holder (Option to upgrade to other options available onsite)
- (2) Two hour maker space studio time
- All tools needed to complete the workshop
What can I expect when I arrive?
Upon arrival, workshop participants will check-in at the entrance and upon confirming your reservation, you will be escorted to your maker station. Your maker station will have your altar with a pre-mounted photo of your loved one. Each altar will be individually covered in order for you to reveal your altar privately. Your maker station will be equipped with all the tools needed to complete your altar space.
One of our compassion ambassadors will give you an overview of the space and materials, a quick safety reminder, and instructions. This workshop is intended for you to connect with the process of creativity, and while we will definitely support you every step of the way, we hope you use your time to explore new mediums of creating a space of reflection.
What happens once I'm done?
Upon completing your altar, you will have the option of taking it home for your own personal space or you will have the option to have your creation packaged and shipped anywhere in the United States at an extra cost.
If you don’t complete your altar within the two hours of time, we’re happy to help you package some materials for you to finish at home.