Students will learn about the pre-conquest origins of amatl (Nahuatl), the process of making amate paper, and its use over time to convey important events and transmit cultural values. Drawing on their unique experiences, students can then create their own amate painting inspired by colorful imagery, symbols, and subject matter.
The program includes a discovery exercise using 3-6 folk art objects, discussion (Q & A), and art activity demonstration.
Program Duration: 30, 45 minutes
This program can be presented in Spanish/Bilingual – If you would like a presentation in Spanish/Bilingual, please note this on the additional comments when requesting the program.
Photo Credit: Museum of International Folk Art Education Collection, photo by Patricia Sigala.