Hojalata Art

Our kindergarten’s Friday Spanish class was extra special as they joined our eighth grade students to create hojalata tiles for the upcoming holiday. One of the least known, most versatile, and most beautiful expressions of Mexican folk art, hojalata (tin art work) is also known in some parts of Mexico as, lamina or lata. Since the 1500’s, this humble metal has been made more pleasing by being shaped, stamped, punched, painted and cut into a wide variety of decorative and functional artwork. Everyone had a great time creating something beautiful for the holidays.

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