Learn about Diego Rivera‘s work through an art activity and a story reading from the San Francisco Public Library.
Librarian Xima reads Diego by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This story is published by Dragonfly Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and read with the publisher’s permission.
For his murals, Rivera painted on wet plaster so the paint soaked in and became part of the wall when the plaster dried. This mural technique is called a fresco. But don’t worry; you don’t need plaster to make this project! We’re going to make our own version: a “salt dough” fresco!