Cartonería or paper mâché workshop by Leticia Vázquez-Smith
In person workshop to practice cartonería, a kind of paper mâché art, produces the objects that are essential to Mexican holidays and festivals, including Day of the Dead, Holy Week and Christmas. Just about everyone know what a piñata is, but few understand that it is part of an entire handcraft tradition.
Artisans work with materials that are readily available in their surroundings, like newspaper, cardboard, branches, homemade glue, water and vinyl colors. The handcaft/folk art tradition is sometimes called paper mâché, but its Mexican Spanish term, cartonería