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Sacred Heart and Mask Making Workshop

  • Started May 7
  • 60 US dollars
  • Cedar Boulevard

Service Description

Imaginook is happy to present the Fantastic Sacred Hearts and Mask Making Workshop with SF Bay Area artist Diego Marcial Rios. During this engaging, hands-on workshop, you will learn about Mexican traditional culture and make Sacred Heart and/or a Mask. ​Diego M. Rios is a great instructor with many years of experience and passion for Mexican Culture. Price: $60 per participant. All materials are provided and included in the price. Ages: 12 y.o. and up ​In this workshop, you will learn a little bit about the fascinating history of Cartoneria in Mexico. Do you know “Cartoneria” is the word for paper mache in Mexico? First was invented in China (HAN-Dynasty –about 202 A.D.) and introduced to Mexico during Colonial Period (about 1600). After Pedro Linares started using paper mache to create new and interesting 3-D work in Mexico, it became a source of revival of media in the 1960s. ​HEART (Sacred Heart) Brief Historical Summary of the Sacred Heart/Milagros in Mexican Culture: Milagros are religious folk charms used for healing purposes in Mexico, the southern USA, and areas of Latin America. They are frequently attached to altars, shrines, and sacred objects. Milagros come in a variety of shapes and sizes: gold, silver, wood, (paper mache), lead, bone, or even wax. Milagros or “ Miracles'' are part of a religious act or act of devotion. Milagros can be offered to a symbol of a saint as a reminder of someone's particular need or in gratitude for a prayer answered. They are used to focus attention on specific ailments based on the charm used. Milagros' symbolism is not universal. A Heart might represent a heart condition or even romance. The heart symbol remains popular in Mexican folk and “fine art”, from the 1600s to the present time. Heart shapes often carved out of wood are commonly used to pin tin Milagro charms.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation/Refunds: Camps cannot be prorated and no refund can be given for any missed days, late registrations, or dropped camps. A refund will be given if you notify us 1 month (30 days) before the first day of camp/activity. As always, a 3.5% bank processing fee will be deducted from your refund. Less than 30 days cancellation (30 days - 7 business days) - we will be happy to offer you 100% studio credit or transfer to any other studio camp or activity with no charge (studio credit can be applied to any studio classes and programs). If you are canceling the camp/activity less than 7 business days prior to the first day of camp/activity - we won't be able to offer you a refund. In any case, contact us and we will be happy to help. A full refund will be given if the camp/activity is canceled by Imaginook LLC. Please, contact us and we will help you to offer the best solution.

Contact Details

  • 39675 CedarBlvd, Suite 135, Newark, CA

    + 214-864-5133