Jaguar Mask-making Workshop

October 2, 2019

Ten years ago, we made papier-mâché jaguar masks for Tucson’s All Souls Procession as part of a much larger memorial for the beloved Macho B. In life and death, Macho B provided hope and inspiration – showing the world that jaguars belong here.

We live in a region where every single jaguar is essential. We do not get to see these cats except through motion-triggered cameras. Over time, we learn from their movements, and they begin to feel familiar. We will never forget when Macho B was killed. Or Corazón. Or Yo’oko last year.  

Each jaguar lost is motivation to work harder to protect this endangered population.

We made the Macho B masks at a series of free workshops offered for the community to honor the lives of those who have passed. This year, Many Mouths One Stomach is hosting biweekly workshops leading up to the procession. Each workshop has a different animal theme, and Tuesday, October 8th is El Tigre.

Supplies and instruction will be provided to create an easy cut-and-fold cardboard mask, shown in the photo above. You just need to bring scissors, your family, and friends!

Tuesday, October 8th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

FREE and you get to keep your mask!

MSA Annex

267 S Avenida del Convento, Tucson, AZ

Workshops continue every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month if you cannot join us October 8th or want to spend more time to personalize your jaguar.

Wear your creation on October 26th at the Animal-Style Masquerade Ball, an evening of art, music, and dance at the MSA Annex, organized by La Tierra del Jaguar. Then bring your mask to walk with us at the All Souls Procession on November 3rd.