Get crafty with us! We host free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union. While the Student Union’s closed, we’ll be offering these events online. All Crafter Dark’s are Thursdays at 8pm.

September 24, 8pm: Mexican Tin Folk Art (Hojalata) Picture Frames

Celebrate National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month this September by making Mexican-inspired Tin Folk Art (Hojalata). Learn embossing techniques and make a decorative and colorful picture frame, pin, or magnet that will brighten up your day.

To sign up, please fill out this form. The instructor will be in touch with you before the event to provide the Zoom link.

Free supplies pick-up will be available at the MLK Student Union from Tuesday, September 22 to Thursday, September 24 from 9am-6pm. Go to the bNorth entry of MLK, located at the base of the stairs on Lower Sproul Plaza that lead up to Upper Sproul (See Map).

A limited number of supply kits will be delivered to the following residence halls:

Units 1, 2, 3, UVA, Manville, & Jackson House

Once you’ve signed up for the program, more pick-up details will be provided.

Materials needed:
Project may also be completed with materials found at home.

  • Embossing Foil (Kitchen foil also works)
  • Foam sheets with adhesive (cardboard also works)
  • Pencil
  • Permanent Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape