The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center fosters a meaningful understanding and appreciation of Mexican American, Latino and Indigenous cultures through youth and adult education.
Registration for October programs opens Monday, September 8th.
For registration call (512) 974-3785 | Fax (512) 974-3777.
+ S.M.A.R.T. Club
Ages 3 – 8 / Cost: $160
Saturdays, September 27 – November 11
10AM-11:30AM or 12PM-1:30PM
The ESB-MACC is excited to host the S.M.A.R.T Club, an 8-week language program led by Jaime Cano. This program is designed to give participants an opportunity to interact and speak Spanish in a variety of ways. Through songs, movement games, art activities, reading and creating stories, and theater projects, students explore the language and have fun at the same time. Parents are welcome to stay and participate as much as they like. Two class times are available to choose from!
Ages 5 – 12 / Cost: $228 per month
Monday-Friday / 3PM-6PM
October 6, 2014 – June 4, 2015 Concurrent with AISD Calendar
QuetzNiños is a bilingual arts after-school program held at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Students explore cultural arts education through TEKS aligned lessons taught in various artistic mediums and disciplines to include visual art, digital art, acting, filmmaking, playwriting, and history. This program offers a curriculum that follows a process-based learning model with lesson plans developed by instructors in conjunction to monthly themes that emphasize Mexican American, Latino and Indigenous cultures which include cultural studies, art history, and creative techniques. The program includes time for active play, healthy snack, homework time and enrichment (art lessons). This approach encourages the development of key attributes in areas including support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations by providing participants opportunities to exercise these qualities.
+ Family Yoga!
Saturday, September 20
Cost: FREE / 10 AM
Instructor: Ellen Vazquez
Family yoga sessions are a wonderful, healthy, bonding experience where no family member will be left out. Yoga offers a variety of ways to incorporate the whole family to a peaceful and healthy moment. Lead your family the right direction by bringing Yoga into their lives! Yoga helps children with tools for self-discovery, fostering hope, respect and discipline for themselves and others. Parents learn how to strengthen and relax the body and mind as well as share the connection of Yoga, nature, community and your family!
+ ¡Ay Calacas! A Sugar Skull Making Workshop
Saturday, October 4
Cost: FREE / 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Join us as we prepare for Día de los Muertos at the ESB-MACC, and learn the traditional art of sugar skull making! During these hands-on workshops, both children and adults are invited to help us create sugar skulls for our annual event! Participants will learn more about the significance of Día de los Muertos and the beginning process of the sugar skull construction. Participants will receive a complimentary sugar skull kit to decorate at home!
+ Leer y Crear: Family Story Time
Select Saturdays // 10:30am // Cost: FREE
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is proud to offer Leer y Crear, a bilingual story time for families, on a monthly basis. A story from our library is read in an interactive setting and following the reading participants will be lead through a themed art activity related to the story. This program is FREE and all ages are welcome.
October 11- The Dead Family Diaz by P.J. Bracegirdle
November 8- Cactus Soup by Eric A. Kimmel
December 13- The legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie de Paola
January 10- The Bakery Lady by Pat Mora
Sabados en Familia, September: !Viva México! : Papel Picado
Saturday, September 13
1 PM // Cost: $12 parent/child pair
Families are invited to join in our monthly ¡Sabados en familia! Spend the second Saturday of the month enjoying one of our signature cultural family classes. Suitable for ages 5+. Participants will be taught the art of folding and cutting intricate designs on tissue paper to create an array of beautiful, colorful banners. This traditional Mexican technique has been used for generations as holiday decorations. This month we celebrate dieciseis de septiembre- Mexico’s Independence Day and your papel picado will be intricately designed for this special festivity!
Sabados en Familia, October: Calavera Masks
Saturday, October 11
1 PM // Cost: $12 parent/child pair
Families are invited to join in our monthly ¡Sabados en familia! Spend the second Saturday of the month enjoying one of our signature cultural family classes. Suitable for ages 5+. Each participant will decorate their own papier-mâché calavera (skull) by adding paint, feathers, sequins and more! Perfect for our Dia de los Muertos Festival on November 1!
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. It is suggested that participants arrive 30 minutes early to secure a parking pass and fill out proper registration forms. Space is limited.
Join instructor Caleb Garcia in a 2-day workshop focused on cultural cinematic expression. Participants will be introduced to film history, lighting, sound, and scriptwriting. Students can take on the role of a cinematographer or set designer and work together to create a final product. ¡Luces, cámara, acción!
Ages 13-16 / Cost: $95
Saturdays, October 4 – November 22
Interested in learning to play the guitar? During this 8 week program students will learn to read music, discuss music theory and be introduced to the basic skills of playing Mexican Folk Music. Limited space available; beginners level 1.
Jose-Luis Orozco: Family Concert
All Ages / Cost: FREE
Monday, October 13
Hola Amigos! Please join Jose-Luis Orozco at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center for a family concert, where your children will sing, dance, clap and laugh, all while learning basic language and literacy skills in an interactive musical experience! To RSVP, email email@example.com.
El Mundo Librín: Platero y Juan Ramon
Grades K-4 / Cost: FREE
Thursday, October 23rd
Show Times: 10AM & 1PM
In honor of Día de los Muertos, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is pleased to present Proyecto Teatro's” El Mundo Librín” with the story “Platero y Juan Ramon” for grade levels K – 4.
“El Mundo de Librín” is an interactive Spanish–language youth literacy program that fuses story-telling with theatrical tools to foster literacy in children.