October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL: Dia de los Muertos - Papel Picado

SATURDAY 10:00AM-12:00PM PT / 1:00-3:00PM ET
OCTOBER 10, 2020

Instructor:  Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos

Join Bay-area Artist, Ernesto Hernandez-Olmo, live from Oaxaca, Mexico as he teaches you how to create your own papel picado: a form of decoration, known for its figures cut from artisanal symmetrical patterns with its origins in pre-Hispanic times.  Learn to make your own papel picado using 2 different techniques such as the use of scissors and exacto knife.   Hernandez-Olmos will also demonstrate how the picado technique is traditionally done as well.

This fun workshop is the 1st 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.

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$1-25 Pay What You Can

All Levels
Ages 8+

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Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos

Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos


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.