Day of the Dead Mask-Making Class

San Francisco

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In a Nutshell

Join an internationally renowned artist as you explore Mexican traditions and the art of paper mache through making your own mask

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 26, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required prior to attending event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 5 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $45 for one admission to a Day of the Dead mask-making class with artist Diego Rios
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The class meets at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, where there will be signs guiding you to the back room.

Each event is capped at 12 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

Breathtakingly colorful masks long been part of the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Dive into the rich history of this paper mache tradition alongside internationally acclaimed artist Diego Rios, who overviews its fascinating background before giving a demo on the craft. Once you’ve got the basics down, roll up your sleeves to create and hand-paint your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

  • Hand-Craft a Paper Mache Mask
    Learn how to make a wall-worthy piece of art influenced by Mexican culture in time for Day of the Dead celebrations.

  • Work Under the Guidance of a Renowned Artist
    See live examples of the paper mache process and get inspired by an artist who has been exhibiting for over 30 years.

Your Host

Diego Rios Diego Rios
Acclaimed Artist

Artist Diego Rios’s artwork has the rare quality of global appeal: His paintings, masks, woodcuts, and more have been included in permanent museum collections and nearly 500 exhibitions from Japan to Bulgaria. Diego’s work is known for its stunning aesthetic presence, instantly drawing the viewer in, and then letting them grapple with complex subjects like contemporary socio-economics. Equipped with a master’s in fine art, over 30 years of experience, and a passion for sharing his artistic insight with others, Diego is immersed in the creative world in a way that few others can claim.

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