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Past Workshops & Classes

Marketing and Promotion in the Arts 1.0 Professional

Two separate sessions:
Monday, November 13 | 6:00pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 18 | 11:00am - 2:00 pm

Cost: $25 MCCLA Community - $35 External
Teacher: Arturo Méndez, Media and Events Coordinator at the MCCLA

Marketing and Promotion in the Arts 1.0 Professional Development Track by MCCLA

As part of our continuous commitment to the community, MCCLA is excited to start this program, offering professional development opportunities for teachers, artists and member of our community in general.

In this three hour workshop you will learn how to maximize the impact of your promotional tools and effectively increase the attendance of your events, classes and cultural projects.

The central topics of the workshop will be:
- Cultural Marketing and Promotion tools - Public Relations - Sales Process

Join one of the two Sessions Registration Limited to 15 people per session.



Giant Paper Flowers Workshop

Saturday, December 9 | 2:00- 5:00 pm
Cost: $45 (Materials included)
Teacher: Rocio Sofia Ordonez

In this class you will craft Giant Paper Flowers you can use in decorating for special events. You’ll learn how to make different centers and take home two flower patterns and a completed Giant Paper Flower of your own creation!

These Giant Paper Flowers are an eye catcher for birthday parties, weddings, quinceaneras, baby and bridal showers, graduations, photo booths, baby nurseries and more!

Teacher Bio

Born in Mexico City, Rocio Sofia Ordonez grew up loving Mexican traditions, art and crafts. Rocio Sofia is the founder of Craft Makers Studio and Sirena Indigo in the SF Bay Area. Rocio’s creative abilities stem from generations of talented Mexican women, specifically her mother and grandmother. Rocio earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

While in Mexico Rocio worked for the Association Mexican de Arte y Cultura Popular (AMACUP), a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of ancestral artistic techniques and fair-trade practices. Additionally. She was a co-founder of Silver Chilli a fair-trade silver company based in the United Kingdom.

Rocio relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002. She continued her mission of sharing art and crafts. Rocio designed and created four large mosaic murals for Alameda County Child Protective Services and implemented art projects for children 5 to 18 years old.

Rocio Sofia continues to expand her artistic proficiency, which includes graphic design, fabric painting block printing, mosaic art, embroidery, flower making, paper crafts, jewelry design, and painting.

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Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Instructor: Ignacio Rojas

Wednesday Nights
Nov 1 - Dec 6 (6 weeks)

6:30 - 9:00pm
$220 - plus $20 materials fee payable to teacher

(Class limit: 15 participants) Minimum enrollment 4.

Advance registration required with Eventbrite or at MCCLA box office. Before October 25

Class will not run unless we have at least 4 or more registrations

This course provides students with a firm foundation in acrylic painting. In this fun six week class students will learn different tools and techniques to create their own masterpiece.

Exercises are designed to provide students with an understanding of form, tone & basic color theory, as well as mixing methods and how to use textures.

Teacher Bio

Ignacio was born in Chile in 1978, migrated to Australia in 2001, and moved to San Francisco in 2016. He has a double background in fine arts and sociology and has taught drawing and painting for many years in Australia and currently has a studio at Root Division.

He has exhibited in more than thirty solo and group exhibitions as well as being finalist in numerous art competitions in Australia. He has worked in socially inclusive artistic programs and has been a research assistant and project officer in different universities including RMIT University, Victoria University and The University of Melbourne.

Ignacio loves art and celebrating cultural diversity is at the center of his practice.