• Instructor: Diego M. Rios
  • Saturday June 26, 2021
  • 11 am to 1 pm
  • Studio: D
  • Free (Registration required)
  • Class Capacity: 15
  • Ages: 13+

Create and hand paint a Sacred Heart or Mask Steeped in the rich Cultural History of Mexico, after getting an expert demonstration from artist Diego Marcial Rios. Learn how to make a wall worthy piece of art influenced by Mexican culture. You will learn the almost forgotten ingredients necessary to create paper mache paste. You will also learn the methods of creating larger 3-D structures.

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Breathtakingly colorful Sacred hearts and Masks have long been part of the Mexican culture. Beautifully decorated paper mache masks are often used in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Dive into the rich history of the paper mache tradition alongside internationally acclaimed artist Diego Marcial Rios who details it’s fascinating background before giving a demo on the craft. Once you have got the basics down, roll up your sleeves to create and hand paint your own unique expressive work.

Teacher Bio

Diego Marcial Rios lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and paints in acrylics. He graduated with honors with an M.A./M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Fine Arts Graduate School, and a B.F.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Diego has a C.L.P. from the University of San Francisco. He received a number of fellowships for his Academic study. His artwork illustrates many complex social-economic issues faced by contemporary society.

Diego Marcial Rios’ fine art has been included in more than 500 exhibitions from Japan to Bulgaria. He is in a number of Museum Collections: The Achenbach Foundation Collection at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.; Museo National De La Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico, etc..

He has also illustrated a number of books and his work is part of a number of Public Collections: Harriet Taubman Gallery, MD; Mission Cultural Center, SF; Irish Arts Council, Belfast, Ireland and many more. He has appeared as a speaker on Art and been interviewed on Television and Radio. His artwork has been included in many magazines. Diego has been a recent guest speaker at UC Merced, St. Marys College, San Jose State University, De Anza College.

Instagram: Diegomarcialrios
Website: DiegoMarcialRios.com

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