A NATURAL REMEMBRANCE: A Sugar Skull Workshop with Maestro Stan Padilla


Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:30 AM – 1 PM

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Instructor: Maestro Stan Padilla

Celebrate the season of All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos by joining artist Stan Padilla in the heritage arts process of making a sugar skull. Honor your loved ones by using all handmade natural materials including herbs, dyes, spices, and grains. The artist has revitalized the art of using natural materials to enhance and compliment the contemporary urban craft style of skulls popular today. This "organic" hands-on approach will be integrated with traditional myths, stories and customs of the celebration. Each participant will take home a decorated skull. No art experience necessary. All supplies are provided.


$45 for members
$65 for nonmembers

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Instructor bio: Stan Padilla is an indigenous multi-media artist with disciplines that include drawing, painting, muralism, jewelry-making. He is a Native Educator and Artistic/Cultural Mentor for the United Auburn Indian Community Tribal School and a Cultural Activist with an emphasis on using art to address issues of social justice.

Padilla is a colorist, paint maker, storyteller, and informal historian. He is one of the principal mural painters of the Royal Chicano Air Force, and maintains an active art studio compound and nature sanctuary in rural Placer County. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1967.

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