Papel Picado in May

May 2nd, 9th, 16th and the 23rd

We’re excited to announce our upcoming papel picado workshop series, facilitated by master papel picado artist Margaret Sosa! The series has been generously funded by The Alliance of California Traditional Arts.

This is a FREE five-week class on Mexican paper cutting, known as papel picado. 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 

May 2nd, 9th, 16th and the 23rd, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
at Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.

call:  (323) 258-1435 or email: to reserve your seat

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.

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.

a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery

131 North Avenue 50

Highland Park, CA  90042

Ph/Fax:  323-258-1435