Diego Rios

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In a Nutshell

Join renowned artist Diego Rios to explore Mexican traditions and the art of papier-mâché through making your own mask

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • $30 for one admission to a two-hour Mexican papier-mâché workshop with Diego Rios (up to $50 value)
  • When: 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. workshops available for select dates; September 27—November 1
  • Where: Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

What You’ll Do

Breathtakingly colorful masks have long been part of the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Dive into the rich history of these papier-mâché traditions alongside internationally acclaimed artist Diego Rios, who overviews the fascinating backgrounds of the masks’ art form. Once you’ve got the basics down, roll up your sleeves to create and hand-paint your own one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

  • Handcraft a Mask
    You’ll use a form, starched strips of paper, and paints to make a unique Day of the Dead visage.

  • Work Under the Guidance of a Renowned Artist
    See live examples of the papier-mâché process and get inspired by an artist who has been exhibiting for more than 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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