Day of the Dead – Alter Making Workshop
Saturday, October 6, 1:00-3:00pm
$15 / $13.50 members
Don’t miss this fun opportunity to participate in the tradition of altar making while relating the practice to the cosmology of Dia de los Muertos. This hands-on workshop is open to all ages and skill levels. You will learn the background of the Day of the Dead Celebrations in Mexico all while participating in the tradition yourself.
Lead by renowned Bay Area artist Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos, this workshop is the 3rd 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
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.