Frida Reimagined Alla Prima – Nov. 14th Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 14th : 9 AM – 4 PM

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr. Irving TX 75061
Note: Construction on Puritan Dr. is blocking routes from the west — see Directions for alternate routes throughout 2020-21.

Portraits of Frida are among the most reinterpreted by artist and art students. In this workshop you will have an opportunity to create your own interpretation of Frida and her life as an artist.

You will start the workshop with a 16” x 20” canvas with Frida’s facial features pre-drawn. You will complete the drawing by adding a hair style, clothing, and accessories of your choice. You will also add a background representative of the story you would like to tell about Frida.

Frida was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country’s popular culture, she employed a naïve folk-art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. In addition to belonging to the post-revolutionary Mexicayotl movement, which sought to define a Mexican identity, Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist.

In addition to Frida’s paintings, she also has many stimulating quotes that may inspire your work of art.

Beginner level artist are welcome. I will provide the canvas and oil colors for my skin-tone pallets. Please bring your own brushes if possible.

Sign up early. Maximum capacity is 10 artists/students! Upon registration and payment, I will send out more information.

Classes & workshops are conducted in a Safe environment – We will be observing quarantine measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, and anti-infection procedures. Registration will be required for our art activities, and class size will be limited to 10 people. No drop-ins.


Cost: $50 plus $12 Material Fee = $62
REGISTER (Pay by PayPal or bring payment to the workshop)

Instructor : Jose Angel Hernandez

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.