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Event on Thursday-Frank Carrillo- Paper Mache Demo
September 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
I began sculpting when I saw a video of Dan Reeder making a dragon. I noticed on the video the artist made the dragons the same way I made my children’s piñatas. After making my first dragon, my family and I were shocked at how good it was. It began as a hobby on my days off from managing a pharmacy some 5 years ago. Now I want to dedicate my entire time to sculpting and teaching how to make these mythical creations. I still make piñatas but only to teach parents and children how to make them both on our YouTube channel and in person.
My work has been featured at museums, libraries, schools, and even the renaissance Fairies in Wisconsin and Irwindale. I have also used my dragons to read children’s dragon books to help the school bring more involvement from parents in their children’s reading. The Ontario Museum of History and Art has showcased my artwork for three different years; this is very special to me because my family gets to see my sculptures displayed professionally at an amazing Museum. However, my most memorable accomplishment is donating two large-scale dragons to help raise money for pancreatic cancer research. I drove the dragons from Pomona to Seattle non-stop and when arriving there were news channels waiting for me. I forgot I was tired and enjoyed every minute of that warm welcome. The project was named “Diagon Alley Project” and it drew thousands of people daily to see the Harry Potter replica at a father’s driveway with dragons from Los Angeles. The project helped raise $45,000 and the memories are priceless.
My work is mixed media with the primary forms being Paper Mache and air dry clay. I also use my daughter’s old bedsheets to create a leather-like texture. My goal in every piece is to leave the viewer wondering what medium was used as I pursue the most realistic look with the acrylic finish.
Please support me by subscribing to my YouTube channel @dynamicmache
Thank you, Frank Carrillo