SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021
Instructor: Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos
Fun for all ages! Get on your feet and learn the magic of traditional Aztec Dance. (Don’t Dance? Don’t Worry? We have you covered.)
Students will have the chance to learn the history of why Aztec Dance is important to the native people of Mexico and then have the chance to get up and move! Basic and easy steps that honor Mother Earth and our relationship to the earth will be taught by Instructor, Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos for all skill levels. All ages welcome!
Students should come in comfortable clothing (such as gym or yoga style clothing) and with an open mind to hear.
This fun workshop is the 5th 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.