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Craft in America
Jaime Guerrero glass


In this lesson, students will view the work of Magdalena Pedro Martínez and Jaime Guerrero. Afterwards, students explore the way each artist uses the figure to portray significant aspects of Mexican and Mexican-American life. In studio work, students will generate ideas for how the figure can represent important ideas. Finally, they will sculpt a clay figure that embodies a meaningful concept. Note: While Jaime Guerrero works in glass, his figures and ideas nevertheless provide inspiration for studio work in clay.

Grade level: 9-12



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NEIGHBORS explores connections between Mexico and the United States through craft.

Glass artist Jaime Guerrero on his Mesoamerican series.

Ceramic artist Carlomagno Pedro Martínez sculpts and assembles a skeleton figure