SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021
Instructor: Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos
Celebrate the history and traditions of altar making for Dia de los Muertos and learn how to make your very own ofrenda. This family-friendly workshop includes explanations of altars and the meanings behind all of the items that traditionally go with them.
This fun workshop is the 1st in a series of five Dia de los Muertos cultural artistic workshops open to all ages and skill levels and is perfect for families. Sign-up for all five!
$10-50 Sliding Scale
Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos is a multi-talented artist born in Oaxaca, Mexico. Formally educated in Plastic Arts at The Autonomous University, Benito Juarez of Oaxaca, Mexico. Ernesto has been engaged in art, honing his craft for over 25 years. He currently runs a wide variety of art and cultural programs in the Bay Area, drawing inspiration from the rich Oaxaca Art landscape.
Ernesto has displayed his work in some of the most prestigious art venues in North America including the National Autonomous University of Mexico City (UNAM) and The Oaxacan Institute of Culture; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY; Arts and Residence at The De Young Museum, S.F..CA. The Legion of Honor. S.F CA. The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco CA; The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian ,Washington DC . The Olympic Stadium of Montreal, Canada.
As a multi-faceted artist working in various media, Ernesto creates through painting, sculpture, music and dance. He composes music and even designs his own instruments, which include flutes, drums, and whistles. He has painted several murals, including the ones displayed at the MacArthur Bart Station in Oakland.