SATURDAY 10:00AM-12:00PM PT / 1:00-3:00PM ET
OCTOBER 24, 2020
Instructor: Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos
Join Bay-area Artist, Ernesto Hernandez-Olmo, live from Oaxaca, Mexico as he unveils the history of Altar making and the background of the Day of the Dead Celebrations. Join in the fun and learn the past to understand the present. Open to all ages and skill levels, students will leave with a full understanding of the cultural symbolism, cosmology, and traditions to confidently build their own personal Altar for the upcoming Dia de los Muertos Holiday!
This fun workshop is the 4th in a series of four Dia de los Muertos cultural artistic workshops. Sign-up for all four!
Events supported by a grant from the Kiwanis Club.
Supply List Available HERE. Supplies are not required to take the class but this list contains suggested items for your own personal Altar.
$1-25 Pay What You Can
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.