Mask Making with Zarco

2023 Mask Making Workshop group foto


Mask Making with Zarco Guerrero

September 12, 2024 | Thursday| 4 pm – 7 pm

  • Experience Level: All levels of experience are welcome.
  • Medium: Paper Clay and Plaster Bandages
  • Registration: Each student must register individually. Click the Cancellation Policy tab above for more info.
  • Materials List: Included in the Price
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center/Theatre Studio

Learn from Master Mask Maker, Zarco Guerrero, a hands on technique for creating your own masks. Hear Zarco tell you about the history and techniques of mask making from around the globe and then learn how to tell your personal story to create your mask.


See Zarco’s beautiful studio in this clip here!

Check out the Mask Making Process here!

Check out Zarco’s website too!

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Zarco Guerrero

Zarco Guerrero

Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, he has dedicated his artistic endeavors to create positive social change through the arts. The artist has exhibited his sculptures and masks in Mexico and throughout the United States. He has painted over 45 mural projects nationwide and has had his retrospective exhibition of over 200 pieces of art featured at the Northern Arizona Museum in Flagstaff.

He is the founder of Xicanindio Artes and the Cultural Coalition, two of Arizona’s most important grassroots arts organizations. He has been instrumental in the development of community Arts programs statewide. In 1984, PBS broadcasted nationally a one-hour documentary about his art entitled The Mask of El Zarco. In 1986 he won the prestigious Japan Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and spent one year in Kyoto, Japan, studying the Noh Masks.

In 1993 he was awarded Arizona’s Governor’s Arts Award for his artistic contributions to the community.

Zarco has completed 6 major public art commission AZ: In 1998, he completed a larger-than-life size bronze sculpture of Farm worker Leader César Chávez commissioned by the City of Phoenix installed at 35th Avenue and Baseline. In 2000 he completed the Olmec Head for permanent exhibition the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa.

In 2008 he dedicated a life size César Chávez sculpture for the City of San Luis, Az where César was born and died, on the occasion of leader’s 80th birthday. He was the principal artist at El Rancho del Arte Housing Complex in Mesa where his cut steel mandalas and poetry gates adorn the buildings. Zarco received the honorific title of Master from the Southwest Folklore Alliance in 2015.

In 2020 Zarco inaugurated the Portal to the Past for Pueblo Grande Museum and is presently working on designing and fabricating the Valley Metro Light Rail Station at Central Ave and Baseline in Phoenix, AZ.

All Materials Included

Cancellation Policy

Registration and Cancellation Policies


  • Each student must enroll individually.
  • Classes must be paid in full upon registration.
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Office at 928-282-3809, ext 1.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours, 9 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri.

In-Person and Online Classes Cancellation

  • Students must cancel or transfer at least 7 days prior to the first day of class.
  • If a student cancels or transfers before the 7-day cut-off, a 15% fee will be applied.
  • If a student cancels within 7 days prior to class, there are no refunds.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the class for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Note: If traveling to Sedona, we strongly urge students to purchase refundable airline tickets or travel insurance in case of workshop cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen changes. Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for non-refundable ticket purchases or lodging fees.

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.