In honor of Hispanic Heritage, make creations known in Mexico as hojalata, inspired by tin objects from Boston Children’s Museum collection. Tin work in Mexico goes back to the 16th Century. Artists use natural, oxidized and brightly laquered paints to create ornaments, nichos, mirrors, lanterns and other decorative pieces. These hands-on workshops bring together elements of visual arts as children and adults explore the medium of tin and create their own designs, with the cultural experience of seeing authentic hojolata from Mexico. The workshops are part of a weekend celebration of visual and performing arts, science and literacy inspired by Hispanic culture.
During the entire month of October in the Art Studio we will make art inspired by local contemporary Boston Hispanic Artists: Carlos Hernández Chávez, Vela Oma, Raúl Gonzalez III and Silvia López Chavez.