Forget those mundane, orange construction-paper jack-o-lanterns and hand turkeys every elementary school student is required to make in art class come fall each year. Printmaking is a way, way cooler medium kids can explore when creating autumn holiday art. Highpoint Center for Printmaking's latest free ink day is themed around the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos, and will allow printmakers young and old to experiment with creating spooky prints. Artists Xavier and Tina Tavera will be on hand to help artists create an ofrenda, an intricately ornamented altar to honor the dead. Staff will help you with every step of the print-making process, but it would be a smart idea to come early, as Highpoint's free ink days tend to get crowded, and the more people present, the longer the wait for help, tools, and ink. Oh, and wear clothes you won't mind staining; printmaking can get messy.
Sat., Oct. 25, 1-5 p.m., 2008