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.
For registration call (512) 974-3785 | Fax (512) 974-3777.
Arte de Corazón - CALL FOR ENTRIES!
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) requests parents, art teachers, and other educators to support the artistic talent of Austin area students by encouraging and facilitating participation in the Arte de Corazón annual youth exhibit.
We invite submissions of art created in or out of school. Participants must be students in the Austin area between the ages of 4 - 18. Each individual may enter up to 3 artwork pieces or 60 works per school site. Works must be received no later than 8pm on December 2nd, 2014. There is no fee to enter. An opening reception will be held at the ESB-MACC on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 2pm - 4pm.
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.
+ 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
Getting ready for the holiday season? Light up your nights by making some luminarias for your home and customizing them for a specific holiday. Luminarias (luminaries) are paper lanterns that illuminate and create a glowing environment traditionally used to light your walkway or doorstep. Families are invited to create unique Papel Picado Luminarias as a contemporary spin on this traditional craft. ¡Ven a crear con nosotros!
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.
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.
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.