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Día de Los Muertos – Papier-Mâché Sculptures | Esculturas de Papel Mache

Work with artist Mauricio Perez in a papier-mâché workshop and learn how to create large-scale sculptures in this traditional handcraft technique. In this workshop you will also learn how to incorporate papier-mâché with other mediums. Start collecting your paper bags and old newspapers to bring to the workshop! Your creations will become part of our Día de los Muertos festivities. This workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.

This workshop meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 11 to 26, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

En este taller con Mauricio Perez de papel maché usted aprenderá a crear esculturas de gran escala las cuales serán utilizadas en nuestra celebración del Día de Los Muertos. También aprenderá técnicas más avanzadas del papel mache incluyendo como incorporar el papel maché con otros medios artísticos. Solo necesita bolsas de papel y periódicos como materiales para esta clase.

About the artist:
Mauricio studied art at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has been highly influenced by the Mexican Surrealism movement and uses this point of reference to create large papier-mâché sculptures that commingle craft skills with academics art practices. With 20 years of experience of working in this medium, he currently teaches various papier-mâché workshop throughout the Philadelphia and New York City areas and participates in local craft fairs in both regions.