La Tierra : A reflection of Native American culture
March 16 - 20 / 9am-5pm / Ages 5-12 / Cost: $150
This spring, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) celebrates Native American culture. We invite students to join us on a week long journey discovering traditional activities including beadwork, sand painting, storytelling, dance, and much more! Campers are encouraged to experiment and develop their own ideas with plenty of support from our educators. ¡Ven a Crear!
Early drop-off available for an additional fee. Space limited, register today! Financial aid available for those who qualify.
+ QuetzNiños! Arts After-School
Monday-Friday: 3pm - 6pm
October 6, 2014 - June 4, 2015
Cost: $228 per month // Ages 5 - 12 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.
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, in Collaboration with Nuestro Grupo and AISD presents:
+ Cultural Arts & Literacy Academia Cuauhtli
Saturdays, January 10 – May 2: 9am-12pm
Instructor: AISD Staff
The Academia Cuauhtli (Eagle Academy) is a language and culture revitalization project. It offers AISD 4th grade students and their parents the opportunity to learn about Mexican American and Tejano history and culture. Come join and experience Spanish-led classes that are engaging, authentic, and interactive, while fostering critical thinking. Registration is open to 4th grade students that attend Sanchez, Zavala, and Metz Elementary Schools. Space is limited, register today! Program flyer available for download here.
+ Leer y Crear: Family Story Time
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.
February 14th at 10:30 am - I Love Saturdays and Domingos by Alma Flor Ada
A FREE event where families can come enjoy a bilingual book that will be brought to life. Art activity to follow after reading.
+ ¡Sabados en Familia!
Saturday, February 14 // 1:00PM
Cost: $12/guardian-child pair Ages 5+
Each participant will make their own tin heart using the repujado technique! Perfect for Valentines Day!
All materials provided. 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.