Dia De Los Muertos - Sugar Skull Art Workshop

Event has passed (Sat Oct 7, 2017 - Sat Oct 7, 2017)
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
12:30 PM
Arts, Family
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Instructor - Diego Marcial Rios

Two separate sessions, choose one Saturday: September 23 & October 7
12:30 - 3:00pm

Adult: $45       
Children: $25   (class limit 12)

Advance registration (before the class date) required with EventBrite or at MCCLA box office.

Class will sell out so please register early!

Hand paint and decorate a Mexican sugar skull after getting several demonstrations from artist Diego Marcial Rios.

See live examples of Sugar Skull making process and get inspired by an artist who has been exhibiting for over 30 years.

Colorful Sugar Skulls have long been part of Mexican culture. Beautifully decorated Sugar Skulls are often used as decorations at gravesites and altars during Dia de los Muertos. Yet, the true history and origin of sugar skull art is rarely discussed or known.

Dive into the rich history of the sugar skulls tradition alongside internationally acclaimed artist Diego Marcial Rios, who will provide an overview of its fascinating background before giving a demo on the craft. Once you have the basics down, roll up your sleeves to create and hand paint your own unique, expressive work.
Brief Historical / Cultural Lecture (15 minutes)

The host will deliver a brief historical summary of the Sugar Skull art media during the Spanish Colonial Period in Mexico. There will be a brief historical summary of the origin sugar art in Italian culture and how and why this unique media was introduced to native people of Northern America.  Be prepared, the host loves to wear period appropriate costumes during the delivery of the lecture!


  1. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA