Berkeley, California

Mask Making in Old Mexican Tradition!

with Diego M.

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Diego M.
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Unique Paper Mache Mexican Mask & Sacred Heart Making Class!
2 hour art class

Create and hand-paint a paper mache mask and a Sacred Heart steeped in the rich cultural history of Mexico after getting an expert demo from artist Diego Rios.

Breathtakingly colorful masks have long been part of the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos and other holidays. Sacred Heart artwork is common in Mexican culture.
Sacred Heart forms are sometime used as an object to attach “Milagros” or religious folk charms. “Milagros” are traditionally used for healing purposes in Mexico and Southern United States.

Dive into the rich history of this paper mache tradition alongside internationally acclaimed artist Diego Rios, who overviews its fascinating background before giving a demo on the craft. Once you've got the basics down, roll up your sleeves to create and hand-paint your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

Handcraft a Paper Mache Mask & Sacred Heart!
Learn how to make a wall-worthy piece of art influenced by Mexican culture.

MAY 24, 2015 (SUNDAY) 2:00pm 4:00PM-Tickets selling!
JUNE 28, 20115 (SUNDAY) 2:00pm 4:00PM-Tickets selling!




Make Artwork Under the Guidance of a Renowned Artist
See live examples of the paper mache process and get inspired by an artist who has been exhibiting for over 30 years

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Diego M.

Diego Marcial Rios lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and paints in acrylics. He graduated with honors with an M.A./M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Fine Arts Graduate School and a B.F.A. from University of California at Berkeley. Diego has a C.L.P. from the University of San Francisco. He received a number of fellowships for his Academic study. His artwork illustrates many complex social-economic issues faced by contemporary society. Diego Marcial Rios' fine art has been included in more than 500 exhibitions from Japan to Bulgaria. He is in a number of Museum Collections: The Auchenbach Foundation Collection at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.; Museo National De La Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico, etc.. He has also illustrated a number of books and his work is part of a number of Public Collections: Harriet Taubman Gallery, MD; Mission Cultural Center, SF; Irish Arts Council, Belfast, Ireland and many more. He has appeared as a speaker on Art and been interviewed on Television and Radio. His artwork has been included in many magazines. Diego has been a recent guest speaker at UC Merced, St. Marys College, San Jose State University, De Anza College. During the past 8 years Rios has researched and taught traditional Mexican paper mache arts with an emphasis on mask making. Full profile Leave a Review

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