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Sacred Heart & Skulls (Traditional Mexican Paper Mache)

Sacred Heart & Skulls (Traditional Mexican Paper Mache)

Saturday, July 9; Noon to 3pm

Instructor: Diego Marcial Rios


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.

Brief Historical / Cultural Lecture

Diego 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

Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and create and hand paint your own unique work. All Materials and brushes will be provided for attendees to hand paint a colorful and decorative Sacred Heart or mask.  

Diego Marcial Rios: See live examples of the paper mache media process and get inspired by an artist who has been exhibiting for over 30 years. Diego received his B.F.A. at the University of California, Berkeley. He has exhibited his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; Sonoma Art Center; Expressions Art Gallery, Berkeley.

Registration fees:  Members $30; Non-members $40; All materials will be provided.

Where:  MarinMOCA, 781 Hamilton Parkway, Novato (behind Beso Cafe)



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