Mexican Tin Art

Presented by


Dawn Martinez Oropeza

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 artwork 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




Visual Art, Social Studies


25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

There is a charge for aluminum used in this workshop.

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