MARIN MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art

Mexican Sugar Skulls: History and Creation

Instructor: Diego Marcial Rios

The workshop will begin with an historical summary of the history and origin of Mexican Sugar Skulls. 

There will then be a demonstration on how to create your own sugar skulls at home. You will learn the ingredients/recipes for creating sugar skulls and application techniques necessary to decorate them.

Then, roll up your sleeves to create and hand paint your own unique, expressive work. Let your imagination run wild, while you personalize your own sugar skull. 

Premade sugar skulls and all decorations will be provided for this workshop. 

Diego Marcial Rios received his B.F.A. at the University of California, Berkeley. He has exhibited his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; Sonoma Art Center; Expressions Art Gallery, Berkeley. 

When: Saturday, October 2 10am – 12:30pm 

Where: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art 781 Hamilton Parkway

Fee: MarinMOCA members $45; non-members $55 

Register online at Visa and MasterCard welcome. 

Registration forms are also available in the MarinMOCA lobby, 500 Palm Drive, or in the classroom building, 781 Hamilton Parkway. 

For additional information please contact the MarinMOCA office at 415.506.0137, Wednesday - Friday, 11am to 4pm or Saturday - Sunday 11am to 5pm. 500 Palm Drive, Novato CA 94949 415.506.0137