Mexican Tin Art

Students will learn about traditional Mexican culture, art and design, as they create their own Hojalata – Mexican tin art – ornaments, with CultureALL Ambassadors Dawn Martinez Oropeza and Juan Carlos Romero.

Workshop Description

Mexican Tin Art Projects
photo by Eric Salmon

Hojalata – Mexican tin art – is one of the most colorful crafts of Mexico. Hojalata creates both practical and ornate objects. Mexican artisans and craftsmen draw on their imagination to mold inexpensive, readily available tin into elegant, delicate works of art. This long lasting art work first became popular during the colonial period of Mexico.

In this hands-on workshop, students have the opportunity to express themselves while learning metal tooling techniques,  and employing the principles of design to create their own works of art.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Dawn Martinez Oropeza
Region/Culture Mexico
Subject(s) Visual Art, Social Studies
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min