Papel Picado Workshop Series: Session 5

Papel Picado Workshop Series: Session 5

Hands-on workshop explores the traditional Mexican folk art of paper cutting with artist Margaret Sosa

Sunday, March 29, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
131 N. Avenue 50
Highland Park , CA 90042
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This is a FREE five-week class on Mexican paper cutting, known as papel picado.The series is organized by Avenue 50 Studio and facilitated by master papel picado artist Margaret Sosa. Students will learn how to cut this traditional folk art on tissue paper to create banners that can be used as decorations for festive events or on altars. A brief history of papel picado will also be discussed. All supplies will be provided and no previous art experience is necessary.

Classes are held on Sundays:
March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and the 29th
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

*All sessions are completely full, waitlist is closed for the next series.

About Margaret Sosa:

Margaret Sosa has been working as a paper cutter in the Mexican style known as papel picado for over 25 years. She learned the art form from master paper cutter, Olga Ponce Furginson, serving as her apprentice for many years. To further her skills, she traveled with Olga to Mexico to meet Mexican papel picado artists. Margaret’s work has been exhibited galleries and museums throughout the Los Angeles area and as far away as Glasgow Scotland. She has received countless commissions for her work and several master artist grants to teach papel picado. She has taught children and adults of all ages. Margaret worked for over ten years at Self Help Graphics in East Los Angeles and was inspired by the artists there to study art. Margaret is a graduate of California State University Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art. Her sister Josie Alarcón has now joined her and the two work together providing workshops and cutting paper. Margaret lives in Los Angeles with her husband, she has five children and ten grandchildren.

Cost: Free and open to the public


Sponsor(s): Avenue 50 Studios and Alliance for California Traditional Arts