[class] Mexican Paper Mache Art @ Marin Art Museum

Sacred Hearts & Skulls, Traditional Paper Mache / Cartoneria Art Class at the Marin Art Museum hosted by Diego Marcial Rios
When: Saturday, March 19, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: 781 Hamilton Parkway, Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, Novato
Registration online:

Museum Hours:
Saturday – Sunday
11am to 5pm.


(*Note: This is not a “ Paint Night” type art class. The art class begins with an historical lecture concerning Spanish colonialism).

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.

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.

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