Art Experience: Day of the Dead Printmaking

Rancho Mirage
Past Event

In celebration of Day of the Dead traditions, guests will be part of an art-making experience with printmaking artists Dennis Johnson and Joan Black.

Participants will learn about the tradition of printmaking in Mexico and the influence artist Jose Guadalupe Posada had on the iconography of Day of the Dead celebrations. Participants will create and carve their Day of the Dead-inspired design on linoleum while learning to print using different techniques. Everyone will leave with one carved linoleum and an individual print.

No previous art experience necessary. Space is limited.
Reservations are required. Unregistered guests may not attend.
Fee: $25 per person
Please purchase tickets HERE.

For additional information, please call 760.202.2254.
If you are interested in an art workshop that is sold out, please email your name and phone number to to be added to the wait list.

Dennis Johnson has an MFA degree in printmaking from the University of South Florida, Tampa Florida. He is a member of the Artists Council at Palm Springs Art Museum. Dennis has conducted workshops at Palm Springs Art Museum, Riverside Art Museum, and Stumptown Art Studio in Whitefish MT. Dennis has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions. His work is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, St. Louis Art Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin. Dennis is a faculty member in the Art Department at California State University of San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus.

Throughout the years, Joan Black's busy, happy hands wove fibers into weavings large and small, steeped natural dyes to create unique patterns on yards of fabrics, sculpted ceramics, painted, and printed both mono and linoleum prints. She has been engaged in learning and working with her hands throughout her entire life. Anything she creates builds upon a story that she needs to share—whether a response to global events, transitions in life, or a topic relating to science or psychology.