276 East Napa Street
Day of the Dead – Paper Mache Mask Making Workshop
Saturdays, September 1, 8, & 15, 1:00-3:00pm
Room- Print Room, 208
Instructor – Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos
$40 / $36 members
Over three weeks you will learn the skills of designing, constructing, and decorating paper-mache masks inspired by the characters who are traditionally celebrated in the Dia de los Muertos celebrations. This fun and hands-on workshop is open to all ages and skill levels and is a perfect for families. Lead by renowned Bay Area artist Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos, this workshop is the 1st 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, Families are encouraged to attend
Instructor Bio –
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.