Making images was more strictly planned activities, managed and organized by the Society of Jesus since the beginning of the missionary enterprise (1609). Each village had its workshops, installed in the same building where the priests had their rooms-College-for better control of learning and execution of the works.It can be assumed that some works were entirely made by priests, others were mixed together and there appears the hand of the priest and the Indian. But the vast majority of hands went native. The Jesuits chose artisans among the indigenous population, given their skill, ability and social status. The sons of caciques had the best chance of being chosen to perform the tasks of greater prestige. The importance of art turned to religion was a key element of teaching employed in catechizing.