5th Grade Spanish Class Altar Making

In celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), our 5th grade Spanish class embarked on a creative journey to explore the traditional art of metal tooling.

This art form, famously known as Oaxacan metal art or ""hojalata,"" has deep cultural roots and gained prominence in the 20th century, particularly within the realm of the tourist trade. Guided by their artistic talents and cultural appreciation, our students crafted beautiful pieces, each intended for placement on the front of a mini altar, dedicated to honoring their beloved departed family and family friends.

The culmination of this inspiring project is located at the Hiller campus main office, offering a visual testament to the students' dedication, creativity, and cultural awareness.