Discover the rich artistic history of Mexico, and create and design art projects based on traditional Mexican folk arts including metalworking, pottery, weaving and paper crafts! While speaking both English and Spanish, students explore the artisanal landscape of Mexico as we travel through Oaxaca, Chiapas, Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende. We look at and consider various examples of artwork from these regions as well as their historic significance. Students then create their own artworks inspired by whimsical wooden toys known as alejibres, tin artwork or hojalata, papel picado or cut paper banners, talavera ceramics, and more! At the end of the course, we celebrate with a pinata for our friends and families to enjoy.
Rae Lampe is a mixed media artist and a mural painter. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Education and speaks Spanish. She has taught art in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 20 years and currently teaches at the Aspen Middle School.