276 East Napa Street
Day of the Dead – Papel Picado and Flowers Workshop
Saturday, October 13, 1:00-3:00pm
Fiber Studio – Room 201
$15 / $13.50 Members
In this workshop students will learn the skills of the Mexican folk art of papel picado, cut paper designs. You will get to practice this decorative craft of cutting paper into beautiful and elaborate designs. And you will also learn the art of paper flower creation for your Day of the Dead Celebrations. Bring your family and friends to this one.
Facilitated by Bay Area artist Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos, this final class of four cultural artistic workshops leads to Sonoma Community Center’s own free outdoor “Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration” – November 2nd at 5:30pm.
This project has been supported by a grant from the Sonoma County Vintner’s Foundation.
Class Level – All
Class Age – Teen +
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.