Interested in learning to advance your guitar skills? During this 8 week program students will learn to further their abilities in reading music, discuss music theory and be introduced to additional skills of playing Mexican Folk Music.
Level - II // Tuesdays & Fridays // October 7 - November 21
Level - III // Mondays & Wednesdays // October 6 - November 19 // No class 11/11/14
+ Yoga en Español
Wednesdays // 6pm-7:15pm // Cost: FREE
August 13 - December 17 (no class Nov 26th) // Instructor: Marcela Garza
Enjoy a soft and revitalizing class that will strengthen your physical, mental and emotional bodies achieving great health! Limited mats and towels provided. Skill level is beginner to intermediate.
Maximum capacity: 20 participants (all on a first come first served basis)
+ Make & Take: Painting Class
Saturday, September 6 // 1 - 4 pm // Cost: $40
Learn step-by-step acrylic painting techniques from a renowned artist and take your artwork home that same day! With over 27 years of experience, local painter & instructor Fidencio Duran will guide students through their choice of a complete 3-hour class which will focus on landscape and still life themes. Each 9"x12" painting is perfected in just one class and supplies are included. Build a new skill and create your own masterpiece or give the gift of painting to a loved one! Limited space, pre-registration encouraged. All supplies included.
+ Acting – Scene Study
Wednesdays, October 8 – Nov 21 (no class Oct 29th)
Cost: $180 / 6-9 PM / Instructor: Stephanie Ortiz
This acting class offers actors, with varying levels of experience, the opportunity to explore or hone their skills of scene study. Actors will be working on dramatic and comedic scenes from plays written by Latinos, with a focus on Mexican playwrights. The method that will be the focus for the class is the Mesiner Technique - "Living truthfully in imaginary circumstances".
With her BA in Theater from UCLA and her Masters in Filmmaking, Stephanie Ortiz has acquired professional acting experience in LA and in Texas over the past 20 years. She's worked on numerous national commercials in both English and Spanish, indie films, TV shows and a multitude of theatrical performances all over LA county. Stephanie began coaching actors in LA who landed roles on HBO shows and Network television shows, which gave her the initial motivation to start teaching. She acquired her MA in Filmmaking in order to be a more well-rounded instructor coming from both an acting and directing standpoint.
+ Papier-mâché Mini-Skeletons!
2-week Workshop / Tuesday & Thursday, October 14 - 23 Cost: $60 / 6:30-8:30 PM All supplies included, all levels welcomed!
Join instructor Pilar Castrejón in making a mini papier-mâché skeleton! Honor a deceased loved one as you learn and apply basic papier-mâché construction techniques to create your one of a kind, personalized esqueleto (skeleton) which are traditionally used when celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)!
+ Calaverita’s Glitter Tin Nichos
Saturday, October 18
Cost: $25 / 1 PM All supplies included, all levels welcomed!
Nichos, small, hand-painted miniature and sacred shadow boxes, have been a long-standing folk tradition within Latin American, specifically Mexico, dating back to Spanish-colonial times. Known for their religious iconography, nichos often depict sacred saints. In this workshop, participants will learn about the origins of nichos while creating a personalized, Day of the Dead-themed tin GLITTER NICHO!
+ Porcelain Farolitos – Luminaries
Tuesday & Thursday, October 21 & 23
Cost: $45 / 6:30-8:30 PM All supplies included, all levels welcomed!
Farolitos (luminaries) have a Mexican origin and are traditionally used during Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) as a way to guide and welcome spirits. Farolitos act as a form of lighting, adornment, and symbol of remembrance. Participants will create their own luminaries while exploring some of the themes and symbolisms attached to farolitos and the upcoming Day of the Dead. We will be working with translucent porcelain clay and practice hard slab and subtractive surface detail techniques.
+ La Catrina Still-Life Painting
Saturday, October 25
Cost: $40 / 1 PM All supplies included, all levels welcomed!
Learn step-by-step painting techniques and take your artwork home that same day! You will be guided through this 3-hour class inspired by La Catrina- the female skeleton that has become an icon for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Build a new skill using acrylic paint and create your own masterpiece!