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1 - 7 Guest(s)
Sacred Hearts & Skulls (Calaveras)
Traditional Mexican Paper Mache Art Class 2016
Dates: March 12, March 19, April 16, April 30, May 14, May 22, June 18
Location: The Finnish Hall (Ski Club Room), 1970 Chestnut street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Create and hand paint a Sacred Heart or Mask steeped in the rich cultural history of Mexico after getting an expert demonstration from artist Diego Marcial Rios.
Breathtakingly colorful Sacred Hearts and Masks have long been part of the Mexican culture. Beautifully decorated paper mache masks are often used in celebration of Dia de los Muertos or Day of Dead. Dive into the rich history of the paper mache tradition alongside internationally
acclaimed artist Diego Marcial Rios, who overviews its fascinating background before giving a demo on the craft. Once you have got the basics down, roll up your sleeves to create and hand paint your own unique, expressive work.
Brief Historical / Cultural Lecture
The host will deliver a brief historical summary of the paper mache media during the “ Spanish
Conquests”. There will be a brief summary of the cultural significance of the Sacred Heart icon in European culture as well as other popular imagery originating from the Aztecs.
Handcraft a Sacred Heart Or Mask
Learn how to make a wall worthy piece of art influenced by Mexican culture. You will learn the almost forgotten ingredients necessary to create paper mache paste. You will also learn the methods of creating larger 3-D structures.
Hand paint a decorative Sacred Heart or Mask
Materials and brushes will be available for attendees to hand paint a colorful and decorative Sacred Heart or mask.
Make Artwork Under the Guidance of a Renowned Artist
See live examples of the paper mache media process and get inspired by an artist who has been exhibiting for over 30 years.
$30 per person
Note: The exact location will be disclosed once the host has accepted your request.
I am an artist of proud Mexican American Heritage. I have been professionally showing my artwork both internationally and nationally for about 30 years time. My artwork has been included in over 475 exhibitions from Japan to Bulgaria. My artwork is in many permanent museum and public art collections in the USA and abroad. I have illustrated many books and periodicals. I have been interviewed many times by radio and TV. There have been several brief documentaries that have focused on my life and art work. To see the latest documentary go to
Vimeo or U-tube and place my name in search engine " Diego Marcial Rios".
Do not let the world get you down! Stand up everyday and do some artwork!