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Portraits of the Dead Drawing Class

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Experience hosted by Isis

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

PORTRAITS OF THE DEAD is a drawing class that investigates Mexico's most sacred and mythological event, "Day of the Dead" from a Meso American Perspective. We will explore ancient practice and contemporary methods in facial paint and its meaning. Facial paint, props,"sellos"and all materials provided. This class will be taught by International painter, Isis Rodriguez who specializes in the figure, myths and imagination. Students are also encouraged to bring photographs of their loved ones or of people of interest that they would like to honor.

At 10AM an orientation & meso american history will be given about facial paints, sellos, and their meanings. Descendants of Aztec, Otomi, Chichimeca and other Mexican ethnic tribes will model with facial paints and sellos.

Students will leave with a finished drawing that serves as a beautiful memory of this traditional holiday. All models and materials included in this price.
PORTRAITS OF THE DEAD is a drawing class that investigates Mexico's most sacred and mythological event, "Day of the Dead" from a Meso American Perspective. We will explore ancient practice and contemporary methods in facial paint and its meaning. Facial paint, props,"sellos"and all materials provided. This class will be taught by International painter, Isis Rodriguez who specializes in the figure, myths and imagination. Students are also encoura…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Mexican models dressed in traditional clothing, head dresses, braids and or...
From ₹4,468
/ person
Fri, 23 Oct
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
₹4,468 per person
₹4,468 per person
Mon, 26 Oct
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
₹4,468 per person
₹4,468 per person
Tue, 27 Oct
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
₹4,468 per person
₹4,468 per person

Meet your host, Isis

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • Identity verified
I am a world renown artist from San Francisco California and founder of Galería Nepantla which investigates spiritual transcendence in the form of art using personal experience and conflict resolution. Being of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent under the tutelage of the Catholic church, inspired me to tell my own stories that weaves cultural & contemporary archetypes within a spiritual paradigm. I received my B.F.A from the University of Kansas in Painting in 1988 and have been exhibiting my works and giving classes since. I enjoy giving others the power to experience their own imagination, culture and skills in art.
I am a world renown artist from San Francisco California and founder of Galería Nepantla which investigates spiritual transcendence in the form of art using personal experience and conflict resolution. Being of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent under the tutelage of the Catholic church, inspired me to tell my own stories that weaves cultural & contemporary archetypes within a spiritual paradigm. I received my B.F.A from the University of Kansas in Painting in 1988 and have been exhibiting my wo…
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Where you'll be

Galería Nepantla is a 1,200 sq ft professional art space where I design, produce all my solo exhibitions and where I give art classes. Built by Mexican passive solar architect, Hugo Dorsey, the space has tall beamed ceilings, filtered lighting, ventilation, bathroom and sink. It is located in the quiet neighborhood of Colonia Independencia, an up and coming neighborhood made up of 90% Mexicans, 10% International Expats and Artists

Choose from available dates

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  • Fri, 23 Oct
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    ₹4,468 per person
  • Mon, 26 Oct
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    ₹4,468 per person
  • Tue, 27 Oct
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    ₹4,468 per person
  • Wed, 28 Oct
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    ₹4,468 per person
  • Thu, 29 Oct
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    ₹4,468 per person
  • Fri, 30 Oct
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    ₹4,468 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

A cell phone or ipad to take pictures.

Photos of family, friends or people of interest that have passed.