276 East Napa Street
Clay Skull Ocarinas Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 1:00-3:00pm
$15 / $13.50 members
Bring your family members to this special event of clay and connection! Learn how to make ceramic ocarinas – ancient instruments that are still played in ceremonies and celebrations in native communities around the world. And learn how your interconnection with the instrument can be expressed through your own music. Ancient instruments will be demonstrated, myths and legends will be shared as well as music from Toltec, Aztec, Zapotec and Mayan cultures
Lead by renowned Bay Area artist Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos, this workshop is the 2nd in a series of four cultural artistic workshops leading up to Sonoma Community Center’s own free outdoor “Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration” – November 2nd at 5:30pm. Sign up for all four workshops!
This project has been supported by a grant from the Sonoma County Vintner’s Foundation.
Class Level – All
Class Age – All ages
Instructor – 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 Recidence 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.