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Sacred Hearts & Skulls in Mexican Paper Mache Tradition by Diego // Berkeley

Sacred Hearts & Skulls in the Mexican Paper Mache Tradition // Berkeley 1

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 (110 minutes).

Learn about Diego Marcial Rios’ fine art and design works. Click here!

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.

Where: The Finnish Brotherhood Hall (Ski-Club Room), 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 845-5352

Tickets: www.verlocal.com/diego

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Sacred Hearts & Skulls in the Mexican Paper Mache Tradition // Berkeley 2


Brief Historical / Cultural Lecture (10 minutes)

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 in paper mache.


Hand paint a decorative Sacred Heart or Mask

Materials, brushes  and paint 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.


Mexican Pan Dulce and some organic, locally grown Fresh Fruit will available to eat as a snack during workshop time. If interested, art attendees who complete the 2 hour class will receive an certificate of completion.



April 16, 2016: 11:30 to  2:00PM.

April 30th, 2016: 11:30 AM to 2:00PM.

May 14, 20116, 11:30 AM to 2:00PM.

May 22, 2016, 2:30 to 5:00PM.

June 18, 2016, 11:30 to 2:00PM.


June 18 2016


Start: 06/18/2016
End: 06/19/2016
Cost: $30.00
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