“Sacred Hearts & Skulls”- Traditional Mexican Paper Mache Art Workshop


Two separate Saturday sessions:
May 20th | 12:30-2:30 pm June 17th | 12:30-2:30 pm
Cost: $15 per class
Studio D
Teacher: Diego Marcial Rios

Create and hand paint a Sacred Heart or Mask Steeped in the rich Cultural History of Mexico, after getting an expert demonstration from artist Diego Marcial Rios. Learn how to make a wall worthy piece of art influenced by Mexican culture. You will learn the almost forgotten ingredients necessary to create paper mache paste. You will also learn the methods of creating larger 3-D structures.

Breathtakingly colorful Sacred hearts and Masks have long been part of the Mexican culture. Beautifully decorated paper mache masks are often used in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Dive into the rich history of the paper mache tradition alongside internationally acclaimed artist Diego Marcial Rios who details it’s fascinating background before giving a demo on the craft. Once you have got the basics down, roll up your sleeves to create and hand paint your own unique expressive work.


Teacher Bio

Diego Marcial Rios lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and paints in acrylics. He graduated with honors with an M.A./M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Fine Arts Graduate School and a B.F.A. from University of California at Berkeley. Diego has a C.L.P. from the University of San Francisco. He received a number of fellowships for his Academic study. His artwork illustrates many complex social-economic issues faced by contemporary society.


Diego Marcial Rios' fine art has been included in more than 500 exhibitions from Japan to Bulgaria. He is in a number of Museum Collections: The Auchenbach Foundation Collection at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.; Museo National De La Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico, etc.


He has also illustrated a number of books and his work is part of a number of Public Collections: Harriet Taubman Gallery, MD; Mission Cultural Center, SF; Irish Arts Council, Belfast, Ireland and many more. He has appeared as a speaker on Art and been interviewed on Television and Radio. His artwork has been included in many magazines. Diego has been a recent guest speaker at UC Merced, St. Marys College,  San Jose State University, De Anza College.


Mosaic Art Workshop Class


Studio D
Instructor: Leslie Mathie

Two separate Saturday sessions. Choose one.
April 22 session 1 // June 10 session 2

SAT 10:00am-4:30pm
COST: $50 tuition + ($10 Materials fee to Teacher)

This Mosaic class gives you basic to intermediate instruction on creating mosaics. It is a fun class that exposes you to the ancient world of mosaic art. You will learn how to make a mosaic art piece and have fun creating it. You will have the opportunity to choose what you create from a selection of flower pots, variety of concrete figures, unique items or, wall hanging piece. You will explore the direct method with cutting techniques, design layout and finish the piece with grouting. Please wear clothes you are not afraid to get dirty. There will be a fee of $10 for materials due on the first day of class.


Teacher Bio

Leslie Mathie has been creating mosaic art for over 20 years with formal training from master mosaic artist Luciana Notturni, in Ravenna Italy. In addition to training in Italy, she has attended several seminar classes from various mosaic artists through The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), including class taught by renowned mosaic artist Ilana Shafir, from Israel. She has been teaching mosaic art workshops for the past 8 years in the Bay Area, most recently for Sharon Art Studio in Golden Gate Park. She concentrates on medium 2D projects and 3D objects.


Mission Grafica - Youth Printmaking Workshop


Dates: Saturdays 10am-1pm March 4 - May 12 | FREE | Studio on the 4 th floor of MCCLA
(This class if funded through the 50 Fund Grant.)


For further information Call Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio: 415-643- 2786 or email grafica@missionculturalcenter.org

A 12 week experience with talented international painter and printmaker, Gustavo Mora. Registration will be limited to 10 students, (Mission District students will have preference).

 

This workshop will be held in the historical Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio on the 4th floor of MCCLA. Students will have a rare chance of working in the studio with international painter and printmaker, Gustavo Mora. Because of the progression of lessons within this specialized class make-up classes will not be possible. Students and parents will be required to sign a commitment to attend all 12 classes after which a printmaking certificate will be issued. Students who complete all 12 classes will be offered time in Mission Grafica under the supervision of studio manager Marsha Shaw.

 

Gustavo Mora was born in Mexico and studied Studio Arts at the Institute of Visual Arts in Puebla Mexico where he was influenced by Expressionism, Mexican Graphic Arts, as well as, literary and cinematic works. Mora’s work is based on his drawing practice and is applied to different techniques in intaglio, relief printmaking and lithography. He has participated in exhibits and art events in Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, France, Romania, Greece, the United States and Japan. Mora has been member of the California Society of Printmakers since 2008 and has taught relief printmaking at Mission Grafica.

Mask

Kids Printmaking


Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is pleased to announce a 12-week printmaking workshop for youth, ages 11 through 13 years old starting Sept. 3, 2016 through Nov. 19, 2016. This workshop will be held in the historical Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio on the 4th floor of MCCLA. This professional studio, which includes 3 etching presses, inking areas, work tables and a full screen-printing facility, was established in 1977 at the same time as MCCLA was founded. Students will have a rare chance of working in the studio with international painter and printmaker, Gustavo Mora. Because of the progression of lessons within this specialized class make-up classes will not be possible. Students and parents will be required to sign a commitment to attend all 12 classes after which a printmaking certificate will be issued. Students who complete all 12 classes will be offered time in Mission Grafica under the supervision of studio manager Marsha Shaw (dates and time to be announced)


Registration will be limited to 10 students and must reside in San Francisco (Mission District students will have preference.
Dates: Saturdays starting Sept 3-Nov 19, 2016
Time: 10am-1pm


For further information Call Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio: 415-643- 2786 or email grafica@missionculturalcenter.org

This class if funded through the 50 Fund

Grant Gustavo Mora was born in Mexico and studied Studio Arts at the Institute of Visual Arts in Puebla Mexico where he was influenced by Expressionism, Mexican Graphic Arts, as well as, literary and cinematic works. Mora’s work is based on his drawing practice and is applied to different techniques in intaglio, relief printmaking and lithography. He has participated in exhibits and art events in Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, France, Romania, Greece, the United States and Japan. Mora has been member of the California Society of Printmakers since 2008 and has taught relief printmaking at Mission Grafica.

Mask

Workshop - Create your own Halloween mask


Saturday, October 22 & 29  // 10-12 PM
Cost: $30 for two sessions, supplies included
Ages: 8 and older 10 personas max
Teacher: Alfonso Ochoa

Crea tu propia máscara para Halloween

Sábado, 22 y 29 de Octubre // 10-12 PM
Costo: $30 por dos sesiones, materiales incluídos
Edad: 8 hacia arriba
Profesor: Alfonso Ochoa

Mural Cajon

MURAL CLASS with drumming for CHILDREN ages 8-12


Instructors: Ester Cruz and Cassandra Millspaugh
Dates: Sep 21 - Nov 16, 2016
Day: Wednesday
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Ages: 8-12
Price: $ 300 for 10 classes, no drop-ins

Learn the fundamentals of how to create, design, and paint a mural AND learn basic rhythms on the Cajon drum to get those creative juices flowing!

Instructors: Juan de Dios Soto & Arael Dominguez
perutpcc@gmail.com | 415-368-3806 | www.perutp.org

jarana

Sonando Sur / Sonando Norte: A Night of Son Jarocho - Música Veracruzana

Saturday, June 18 | 3pm-12am | Studio E |$18

Join us for a day of Son Jarocho “Sonando Sur / Sonando Norte” with workshops, concert and Fandango! Workshops include Zapateado dance, Jarana and requinto for various levels, followed by a live concert with different Son Jarocho groups from Veracruz and the Bay Area, highlighting the different aspects and interpretations of Son Jarocho music from the south of Veracruz, Mexico.

 

Bring your instruments and dancing shoes and join us for an open FANDANGO after the concert!
Saturday, June 18 3pm-12am
WORKSHOPS: 3-5PM / LOCATION: @ MCCLA / PRICE: $15 FOR ONE CLASS OR $20 FOR TWO Learn to play the Jarana and Requinto, and dance Zapateado Veracruzano!
• Beginning Jarana / Intermediate 3pm-4:00pm
• Requinto 3pm-4:00pm
• Zapateado 4:00pm-5pm
• Jarana Intermediate / Advanced 4:00pm-5pm


Concert: 8pm – 10pm | Admission: ADV $18, DOOR $20
From Veracruz : Sonando Sur Claudio Vega from Los Vega Group, Diego Lira from Son del Valle, and Esthér Cruz
From the Bay: DiaPaSon | Tarimba
Followed by a FANDANDO until midnight!
For More information visit: “Son de la Bahía” on Facebook

ZapateadoJarocho

Zapateado Jarocho Workshop w / Live Music

May 12 – July 14, 2016 | 7:15pm – 9:30pm | Studio E | Ages: All ages / children under 12 should have an adult present |$15

Esther Cruz is a visiting guest teacher from Veracruz and Cassandra Millspaugh from San Francisco.  This spring/summer workshop will focus on Zapateado form/style/rhythms and sones for traditional Son Jarocho music from the Southern part of the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

 

Esther Cruz has been involved in the Son Jarocho community for about 20 years; she has participated in festivals all over the world in many different groups.  She loves to teach children and as well as adults.  Cassandra Millspaugh has been playing Son Jarocho for the past 15 years.

venetianMasks

Venetian Mask Making Art Workshop

May 21 | 12:30-2:30 PM | Studio D |
Ages: All |$16 (2 hour workshop)


Students will watch and assist in the creation of a Venetian type mask.

- What you will do: Create, paint and hand decorate a Venetian/Carnival style mask.

- What you will learn: A brief historical summary of Venetian masks for a Masquerade Ball and the Carnival tradition.

- Who will teach the class: Internationally acclaimed artist Diego Marcial Rios All art supplies and equipment are supplied by the art instructor.

FogoNaRoupa

Fogo Na Roupa Kids Carnaval Classes

March 5 to Saturday, May 21 | 1:15 – 2:30 PM | Studio A |
Ages: 6 - 8 years old | $120 (12 weeks, must be paid at first class of the month) or $12 drop-in.


Fogo Na Roupa Kids Carnaval Class is an introductory level Carnaval dance and movement class for kids’ ages 6-8yrs old. It is structured to build confidence, strengthen coordination and community while learning basic dance movement, tumbling skills and Afro-Brazilian Carnaval traditions. Each class consists of 30 minutes of high energy Carnaval dance taught by Fogo Na Roupa performing company member, Alexandra Candia and 30 minutes of introductory Capoeira movement and tumbling with Omulu Capoeirista, Kimberly Moore. There will be cultural story telling where kids will learn songs, history and folklore of carnival in Latin America and 15 minutes break/snack time (each parent should provide a snack).

*All students will have the choice to parade with award winning Fogo Na Roupa contingent in Carnaval 2016 but it will require separate registration and costume fee.

Silk Screen Workshop

CreativFolkloric for Kids

Thursdays April 7 – May 12 | 5:00-6:00 PM | Studio E |
Ages: 5-7 years old | $12


"CreativFolkloric for Kids," is a 6-week dance workshop for children ages 4-7 years old, inspired by folkloric dances of Haiti, Brazil and other cultural dances from around the world. The class fuses creative movement, exploration and basic gymnastics.

Instructor: Christine Joy Ferrer (a.k.a. Tine) is a cultural movement and arts advocate; an eclectic soul inspired by Afro-diasporic/folkloric rhythms, dedicated to youth and community. She explores her relationship and connection to our local cultural arts communities not only as a dancer and educator, but also as writer, designer and editor. Brought up in San Francisco's Ingleside district, she is a San Francisco State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in journalism and dance. For the last five years she has taught preschool gymnastic/dance at AcroSports. She's studied Haitian folkloric, Afro-Brazilian, Cuban, acrobatics conditioning, jazz, modern, Latin American social folk, Horton, Dunham, Philippine folk and more. She is on the Board of Directors for World Dance Fusion and is also a company member. Tine is the arts/culture and design editor for Reimagine's Race, Poverty & the Environment journal and founder of Eyes Opened Media & Design. For more info, visit www.eyesopenedblog.com or email c.joy.ferrer@gmail.com

Silk Screen Workshop

Music Production/DJ’ing with Ableton Live

January 5 – March 29 / Wednesday: 4:00-9:00 Friday: 4:00-9:00
$200 for 12 weeks - 21+ / $100 for 12 weeks - Under 21


Learn to create your own music using Ableton Live! These one-on-one classes cover everything from recording and mixing to sampling, sound design, and DJ’ing. At the end of the semester we make a mix of students’ work for Soundcloud. We also offer students the opportunity to DJ in a professional environment. Many of our students are now working as DJs and Producers in the Bay Area! For more info email noahfrankmusic@gmail.com

Producción Musical / DJ'ing con Ableton Live Aprende a crear tu propia música con Ableton Live! Estas clases son individuales y cubren todo, desde grabación y mezcla hasta muestras, diseño de sonido y DJ’ing. Al final del semestre se hace una mezcla del trabajo de todos los estudiantes y se pone en Soundcloud. También ofrecemos a los estudiantes la oportunidad de ser DJ en un entorno profesional. Muchos de nuestros estudiantes están trabajando ahora como DJs y productores en el Area de la Bahía! Más información: noahfrankmusic@gmail.com

Silk Screen Workshop

Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator

February 6 – April 23 / M -F: 9:00-7:00 Saturday: 1:00-5:00
Price/Age: $200 for 12 weeks / 21+ $100 for 12 weeks / Under 21


Learn to create your own graphics using Adobe Illustrator! These one-on-one classes cover everything from basic tools in Illustrator to creating and designing logos and graphics. Topics covered include image tracing, color theory, layering, and typography. These skills can be applied in designing graphics for the web, making flyers and logos, and personal artwork. Projects include flyers, logos, and album covers. For more info email noahfrankmusic@gmail.com

Diseño gráfico con Adobe Illustrator Aprende a crear tus propios gráficos con Adobe Illustrator! Estas clases de uno-a-uno cubren todo desde herramientas básicas en Illustrator hasta la creación y el diseño de logotipos y gráficos. Los temas cubiertos incluyen rastreo de imagen, la teoría del color, capas, y la tipografía. Estas habilidades se pueden aplicar en el diseño de gráficos para el web, haciendo folletos y logotipos, y obras de arte personal. Los proyectos incluyen folletos, logotipos y portadas de discos. Más información: noahfrankmusic@gmail.com

Silk Screen Workshop

Free Drumming Classes for Kids

March 7 – December 12 / Monday: 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Ages: 7-12 / Instructor: Jackeline Rago



This class will be taught by the internationally acclaimed Jackeline Rago. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Rago is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer and educator who specializes in Venezuelan Folk-Music as well as music from other countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Jackeline holds a BA majoring in classical mandolin and a Teaching certification from the Orff-Schulwerk in San Francisco.

“…she has become a recognized “folklorist” and a respected Bay Area musician. Blessed with a superb voice and a melancholic falsetto so important to the rural Joropo style, she’s also a dynamic percussionist with an amazing sense of rhythm…” -Jesse “Chuy” Varela, Desde La Bahia, Latin Beat Magazine

Silk Screen Workshop

Silkscreen Workshop

Saturday, January 28 / 2:00 - 5:00pm / $5

Join us for an introductory demonstration on silkscreen techniques, using an original image from the You Are Beautiful project. Each participant will create a print to take home.

Limited space, RSVP by Jan 21 to galleryasst@missionculturalcenter.org or 415.643.2755

Paypal price includes $1 service fee
Tickets purchased through paypal may be picked up at the Box Office on or before the date of performance.


SOLD OUT
Bay Area Beatshop

2012 Bay Area Beatshop

Begins February 7 / Audio Production Studio, 3rd floor / $ 5 per Class

BeatShop Bay Area is a unique music program for aspiring Bay Area musicians who want to explore the technological side of music-making. This educational program covers the use of audio recording software including sequencing, MIDI, synthesizer and drum programming, sampling, equalization, compression, delay, reverb, song structure, mixing, and much more. No prior experience required and all are welcome to join the class at anytime. This 12-week program will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays (5-7pm) $5.00 per class (Limited space, so sign up today!)

Digital Photography

Digital Photography

Begins Monday, February 13, 7 - 9pm / Studio D
$150 (paid in advance for 12hr/6wk)


Digital Photography Fundamentals is a 12 hour Workshop taught by Mercedes Romero. This class is designed for beginning photographers. It will cover the principles of composition and lighting, basic settings and functions, understanding ISO, f/stops, shutter speeds, lenses, exposure basics, flash and color temperature, and do's and don'ts in picture taking. All types of cameras, compacts, and DSLR are suitable.

Mercedes Romero's Biography and Class Information

Collagraph Event

Collagraph Workshop for Women and Transgender People @ Mission Grafica


Saturday, March 24th / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$30 for advance registration, class limited to 8 students


In honor of Women’s History Month, Mission Gráfica hosts a Collagraph Print Workshop for Women and Transgender People. Collagraph is a collage based printmaking technique where printable matrices are created by gluing various materials to a cardboard base. Instuctor: Mission Gráfica Coordinator, Marsha Shaw.

Hous Project with Jenay

Project House with Jenay

Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30pm / Studio A
8 Week Performance Workshop beginning
February 15, 2012 through April 4, 2012


$10/class (13-17 yrs old), $12/class (18+ yrs old)

An 8-week performance workshop series for ages 13 and up. In project house we will explore basic house foundational footwork, different rhythmic patterns, practice in repetition, engage in movement across the floor and learn fun and dynamic choreography and most importantly introduce the element of freestyle. This will be an 8 week workshop and ending with a Spotlight Performance on April 6, 2012.

Jenay's Biography and Class Information

Workshop with Momo

Hip Hop Performance Workshop with Momo! (Winter Session)

February 16 - April 5 / Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30pm / 10$/12$ / Studio B

8 Week Workshop beginning February 16, 2012 through April 5, 2012

$10/class (13-17 yrs old), $12/class (18+ yrs old)

Challenge yourself to be the best you can be in this dynamic, fast-moving, hip hop dance workshop. Learn fresh choreography, pick up fun new dance moves, and showcase what you've got at an end-of-session Spotlight Performance in the MCCLA Theater! You'll be learning from Momo, a ‘So You Think You Can Dance” Vegas Finalist whose personality and upbeat teaching style will inspire you to jack it up on stage! Don't miss out...sign up now and come prepared to DANCE! All levels are welcome! Teens (13+) & Adults. Kids younger than 13 yrs. with dance experience are welcome to participate, subject to teacher’s approval. There will be a Spotlight Performance after the 8 week workshop. Details TBA. Advanced registration is encouraged and students should attend all 8 classes if they want to perform.

Momo's Biography and Class Information

Spotlight

DIGIT@L D@NCE

Friday, April 6 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Theater / $5


Join us for this energy-packed revue of recent Master Workshops in hip-hop, house dance, digital music composition and digital photography. This performance features instructors Momo, JenAy, the Beatshop, Mercedes Romero and special guests Mix'd Ingrdnts, Starr Studded Entertainment, Bay Area Steppers, Yeni Lucero.

Check out the moves and grooves of the Bay Area’s next generation of performers. Don’t miss it!

ninos on mission

MCCLA and Tradición Peruana Cultural Center Present:

NIÑOS ON MISSION

Saturday, April 28 / 1:00 pm / MCCLA Theater / Free Admission

Come celebrate family fun day with a Drum workshop for kids with Juan De Dios Soto, Dance and theater performance by Bochinchito - Juan De Dios Soto and Paul Purizaga, Latin movements for kids taught by choreographer Lydia Soto, Jaranon y Bochinche, Afro-Peruvian Dance & Music Company.

end of semester show

***Evento Bilingüe***

End of Semester Show

Saturday June 9, 2:00 pm / MCCLA Theater / General Admission $5

The MCCLA presents our semi-annual show highlighting student talent in the performing arts. See your favorite teachers, students and classes perform LIVE in our theater. If you’ve never been, stop through and see what **You** could be doing at MCCLA!
Ballet w/Omar Vasquez, Brazilian Carnaval Dance & Percussion w/Metzi Henriquez and Jose Rivera, Belly Dance for Fitness & Fun w/Dannhae, Samba Jam Brazilian Percussion w/ Fernando DeSanjines, Mexican Folk Dance w/Zenon Barron, Salsa-Merengue Popular w/Mario L. Alabi, Argentine Tango w/Nora Dinzelbacher, Zumba for Fitness & Fun w/BrendaPerdue, Brazilian Samba w/Maisa Duke, Silkscreen w/Calixto, and Musical Drawing w/ Nataliya Tyaglo.

july
mas show first session

MAS Show
First Session

Thursday July 5, 4:00 - 6:00 pm & Friday July 6, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
THEATER / $5

Hip Hop - Mariela Morales / Tap Dance - Bianka Dominguez / Traditional Haitian Dance - Florencia Pierre / Poesia, Fabulas y Literatura - Zenon Barron / Theater - Hector Zavala Capoeira - Kaya Hirose / Percussion - Jeff Pierre / Latin Grooves - Djenane St. Juste / Fashion Design - Lidia Cortina / Mexican Folk Dance - Zenon Barron / Art Studio: Printmaking - Patricia Torres (Display of Prints in Lobby) / Traditional Folk Art de los Abuelos - Hector Zavala (Display of artwork in Lobby)

plant pallette

Plant Palette - Screen Print with Plant Dye
by Helena Keeffe

July 24th - 27th / 10:30 am - 5:30pm / Mission Gráfica, 4th Floor @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Purple cabbage, eucalyptus, onion peel and sourgrass may sound like odd companions, but one thing they all have in common is that they make beautiful plant dye. This workshop will teach you how to make your own dye and use it for screen printing on fabric and paper.

Provided Materials:
Screens, Emulsion, Source Material for Plant Imagery, Plant Dye Ingredients, Acetate (for film positives) Markers (for drawing on films) Fabric and Paper for Printing

august
mas show second session

MAS Show
Second Session

Thursday August 2, 4:00 - 6:00 pm & Friday August 3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Theatre / $5

Hip Hop - Mariela Morales / Tap Dance - Bianka Dominguez / Latin Grooves - Brigitte Knight / Poesia, Fabulas y Literatura - Lidia Cortina / Theater - Hector Zavala / Capoeira - Kaya Hirose / Caribbean Moves/Percussion - Juan de Dios Soto Fashion Design - Lidia Cortina / Mexican Folk Dance - Zenon Barron / Art Studio: Printmaking - Patricia Torres (Display of Prints in Lobby) / Traditional Folk Art de los Abuelos - Hector Zavala (Display of artwork in Lobby)


festival of harps

Festival of Harps - Next Generation

Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 pm / Theatre / General Admission $20
Students, Children and Seniors $16

The "Festival of Harps: Next Generation"is a concert featuring three emerging young harpists who each offer a unique take on the instrument. Amelia Romano and Misha Khalikulov perform world and original music on electric lever harp and cello, exploring modes, time signatures and improvisation to create a sound uniquely their own. Harpist and vocalist Liza Wallace will share the percussive sounds and melodic and rhythmic sensibilities of Latin and Jazz music. Classical harpist Sage Po performs selections ranging from the intricate Baroque dances of Antoine Francisque to the lush romanticism of Gabriel Faure. The Festival is a benefit to provide Latino children with access to harp lessons through the Multicultural Music Fellowship.
http://www.multiculturalmusicfellowship.org/mission-harp-ensemble/

youth latin ensemble

Mission Grafica & San Francisco Center for the Book presents a Weeklong Screenprinting Intensive

August 17, 20-24 / 10:00am-6pm / Mission Grafica
Cost: $400 / Materials fee: $65
To register contact: https://sfcb.org or call SFCB at 415-565-0545

This five-day workshop will introduce you to the stencil printmaking method of screenprinting. You will learn various image-making methods using paper stencils, monotype techniques, fluid techniques, screen filler, and direct-emulsion photographic stencils. You'll work with color in multi-run editions and become familiar with the mark-making possibilities of screenprinting while expressing and expanding on your personal style. This workshop will be taught at Mission Grafica in the historic Mission District. Mission Grafica is located at 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.

Materials to bring:

10 plastic containers for mixing inks (no food containers—we recommend visiting Tap Plastics); drawing paper (8.5” by 11”) X-ACTO knife with extra blades; pencil; note pad.

fusion ballet

FUSION BALLET with Jorge Mendoza
6 week workshop

Fridays, September 21 – October 26
7:00-8:30 / Studio E
Ages: 16+ / $12


Fusion Ballet blends basic ballet technique with many other dance disciplines such as modern, jazz, Latin and contemporary. Class includes yoga influenced floor stretches for warm up and strengthening, repetitious basic ballet technique exercises, choreographed center dance routines and finishing with a series of cool down stretches. Originally from El Salvador, Jorge has danced for many Bay Area companies. He was the Artistic Director of the late Lynette Steven DeFazio’s Ballet Arts.

floral watercolor exploration

Floral Watercolor Explorations series
with Nataliya Tyaglo

Tuesdays from Septemebr 18th - October 30th
First Class FREE Sept. 18 for Beginners
6:00-7:00pm / Studio D / Ages: 6+ / $12
$72 / 6 classes paid in full

Learn basic watercolor techniques and color mixing through explorations of floral painting from life and from photographs. Materials required: Watercolor paint, Watercolor Paper, small jar for water, 2 watercolor brushes, pencil, eraser, sketch paper. (Materials provided for the first class for pre-registered students.) Nataliya A. Tyaglo is the founder of Fine Art Adventure and an international artist specializing in drawing, painting, and live art performance.10 people required for this workshop to begin and continue. 6 week series goes from Sept. 25 to Oct. 30.

papel picado

Dia de los Muertos Workshop:
Papel Picado and Cempazuchitl Flowers

Saturdays, Starting September 15th
10:00am-12:00pm / Studio D
Ages: 10+ / $80 for 8-week series or $15 drop-in


MCCLA is honored to announce that Dora Luz Sanabria will teach an 8-week workshop on the Mexican folk arts of making Cempazuchitl and papel picado. The Cempazuchitl flower, also known as flor de muertos ("flower of the dead") in Mexico, is traditionally used for Dia De Los Muertos because of its vibrant color and aroma. Students will learn how to make the flowers and create their own original festive papel picados, which are a sure sign of the festivities of the season

november
new world

Zenon Barrón's Mexican Folkloric Dance Classes

Friday, November 9 / 7:00pm
Admission $12 / Theatre


Join us for a special evening student recital with Zenon Barrón's Mexican Folkloric Dance Classes. Zenón Barrón was born and raised in Guanajuato, Mexico. His San Francisco Dance company ‘Ensambles Ballet Folkórico de San Francisco has become one of the great Mexican folkloric dance companies in the world, and his choreography is considered by many to be some of the finest work in America. He began his training at the age of twelve and later toured the world with ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez. His students are supremely inspired by their teacher and this evening will serve as proof of Zenon's pedadgogic mastery! www.ensambles-sf.com

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