The Education Department within the Emma S. Barrientos - Mexican American Cultural Center seeks to provide dynamic, innovative, and socially relevant programming that preserves, creates, and promotes Mexican American and Latinx cultural arts and heritage. The ESB-MACC Education Department offers Saturday workshops, studio classes, seminars, and camps for all ages, providing opportunities for participants to enhance their understanding and appreciation of Mexican American and other Latino cultures. For more information, call 512-974-3785 or email@example.com.
Please see a description of some of our workshops, classes, and programs below:
Arte con BoCCa
Dates: January - April 2020 Thursdays 11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm
First class begins January 9, 2020
Join BoCCa for art workshops with your little ones, ages 2-6 years old. Workshops will include music, arts and crafts, and bilingual storytime. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Click here for more details!
BoCCa Winter Work: Bilingual Storytelling Performance
January 11 - February 29, 2020 2pm-3:30pm
Deadline for registration: January 3rd, 2020
$80 for 8 workshops, click here for more info.
BoCCa's bilingual storytelling workshops will teach students the basic components of theatre art and performance through the art of bilingual storytelling. The TEKS-aligned curriculum focuses on recreating and performing fairytales, legends, folktales, and/or fables, with an emphasis on Latin American cultural heritage stories. Curriculum will be provided in both English and Spanish. Ages 8-12 years old.
Figúralo Youth Exhibit
Dates of the Exhibit: December 14, 2019 - January 11, 2020
The ESB-MACC is proud to present the 2019 Figúralo Youth Exhibit which showcases the exploration of artistic mediums through figurines, figurative images, and figurative narratives. All young artists are highly encouraged to submit their wonderful creations. For more information, please see this Call For Entry Form, then Submit your application using this Figúralo Application (PDF). For questions, contact Lori Navarrete at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 512-974-3785.
For educators and students, we offer tours by appointment Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Please book in advance to assure your spot (4 weeks before tour date). Call (512) 974-3786 for pricing. Reserve your tour by completing our online Tour Request Form.
Tier 1 Group Tours include a FREE tour with one of our trained docents to explore the cultural history of the ESB-MACC facility and our galleries.
Tier 2 Experience & Tourincludes the tour above, in addition to a culture & arts activity designed to suit the curriculum needs of educators.
Extra Credit: Teen Volunteer Program
Extra Credit seeks to enrich teen lives through volunteer opportunities in art education, art production, and arts events. Register at: https://givepul.se/9odl9
Volunteer to maintain the on-site herb garden. Get your hands dirty as you dive into growing and cultivating traditional Mexican healing herbs. This is a great opportunity for those interested in healing with natural herbs, or for anyone with a general interest in gardening, traditional medicine and healing. Volunteer participants receive hands on experience and will share in the harvest. Sign up to volunteer on Givepulse: austintexasgov.givepulse.com/event/35962-Community-Healing-Garden-Workday
Bilingual Music Lessons with Javier Jara
Monday-Thursday | 1:30-6:30pm
$55 for one-time lesson
$180 for one month, one class per week for individual lesson
$100 for a Group (between 4-8 students)
Javier Jara of the musical group Los Bohemios Perdidos offers music lessons in the following:
Learn Spanish with Latin folk songs
Lessons taight in Spanish (upon request)
Students will learn Latin American folk songs and rhythms to enhance their multicultural experience, with courses taught at the ESB-MACC. If requested, instruction can be in Spanish exclusively or partially. Contact Javier Jara to register via email at email@example.com, by phone at 512-470-8842, or facebook: Javier Jara Músico.
The Bronze Community Band Project Select Sundays 12pm-5pm | Ages 15+ Follow their Facebook!
Come groove with the sounds and dig deep into the roots of Chicanx music and culture and dust-off your instruments from the shelves and take part in building your community's Bronze Band! The Bronze Band is a group of local seasoned musicians that perform this hot toe-tapping dance music known as “Musica Chicana”, a blend of Tex-Mex, Chicanx rhythm and blues, country-western swing, cumbias, and oldies Led by seasoned musician and music activist Robert Ojeda. For more information, email Robert Ojeda at Rrojeda2002@yahoo.com.Come groove with the sounds and dig deep into the roots of Chicanx music and culture and dust-off your instruments from the shelves and take part in building your community's Bronze Band! The Bronze Band is a group of local seasoned musicians that perform this hot toe-tapping dance music known as “Musica Chicana”, a blend of Tex-Mex, Chicanx rhythm and blues, country-western swing, cumbias, and oldies Led by seasoned musician and music activist Robert Ojeda, you are sure to find comunidad, latinx soul and rhythm! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. New participants are welcome to join from 2-3pm to learn the material. For more information, email Robert Ojeda at Rrojeda2002@yahoo.com.
Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin
First Saturdays: Monthly Meetings 10am-12pm Third Thursdays: Research Workdays 10am - 3pm Ages: 18+ | FREE
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The Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin (TGSA), established in 1977, fosters excellence in genealogy through educational programs and projects that preserve, produce and disseminate knowledge of genealogical or historical value. TGSA preserves Tejano and Mexican-American heritage by assisting with genealogical research, promoting authors who write about Latinx history, raising awareness of Latinx history in schools and communities, and hosting and attending genealogy conferences, historical events, arranging for guest speakers
First Saturdays of the Month: Monthly Meet Up featuring Guest Speakers | 10am - 12pm | Black Box Theater
On the first Saturday of each month, TGSA hosts their monthly meet-up, featuring guest speakers.This is a great time to find out about TGSA, meet community members, learn about local history and ongoing projects related to genealogy, DNA testing, family heritage and history. 10am-12pm in the Black Box Theater, downstairs at the ESB-MACC.
Third Thursdays of the Month: Preserving Our Past for the Future | 10am - 3pm | Media Lab, Education Area
On the third Thursday of each month, TGSA hosts a workshop open to all where community members can research their family history to uncover the stories of your family’s past with the help of TGSA’s researchers. We provide access to research materials and software to help you stitch together the fabric of your family’s history to reveal how you came to be. Anyone who wants to participate can bring photos, letters, certificates, or other historial documents to research their family history. Members of TGSA will be on-site to assist. 10am-3pm in the Digital Media Lab, upstairs at the ESB-MACC.
Yoga en Español Saturdays 10am-11am Ages 17+ Free Join the Facebook Event!
Enjoy a soft and revitalizing Yoga class FREE of charge! Strengthen your physical, mental and emotional bodies achieving great health. Yoga en Español at the ESB-MACC takes place on Saturdays from 10-11am. Age 17+. FREE! Explore the strengthening practice of yoga, taught in English & Spanish. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot or register on-site.
Capoeira for All Ages Saturdays: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23 11:30am-12:30pm All Ages, Free Join the Facebook Event!
Free Capoeira class and open Roda with Instructor Erick Salazar. This is a free class dedicated to the beauty of Capoeira, the Brazilian-African hybrid of dance, music and martial arts which aids children in working on their flexibility, rhythm and developmental coordination. In this class you will learn basic capoeira moves, music, and chants. At the end you will participate in "Open Roda" (Capoeira circle) were you will put in to practice what you have learned. This is an opportunity to experience Capoeira with no pressure, making this experience fun , entertaining and open to families and youth of all ages. No experience required. Wear comfortable clothing!
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