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YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS
The Education Department at the ESB-MACC is proud to offer quality cultural arts and education programming for youth and families. At this time we offer arts afterschool programs for youth, digital media workshops for teens and a monthly FREE Saturday program for the whole family. Learn more about our programs below.
SemillasYouth Spring Camp/Campamento de Primavera
March 13 - March 17 | 9am-6pm
Resident Fee: $150
In this bilingual program youth will take a variety of culturally-relevant arts and wellness classes which will plant the seeds of creativity, innovation, and critical thought.
This year, the classes we will offer include: Latino Music, Puppetry & Storytelling, Performance, Printmaking, and Capoeira. Students will be divided into groups (no larger than 10 students) based on their age and will rotate between these classes throughout the day. There will be an activity specialist assigned to each group to provide an anchor of support for the children as they move through the day.
All students will be given a morning and afternoon snack/outdoor play break in addition to lunch/outdoor play. Classes will end around 5:15 and students will then be brought to our Visual Arts room for free activity time/parent pick up.
Early Drop-Off (7:30am) is also available at an extra charge of $25.
**Financial Aid through PARD unfortunately is not available for spring break programs, however, the ESB-MACC does have scholarships available for families in need of assistance.**
Cosecha: Summer Break Camp
In this bilingual program youth will spend each 2-week session learning about Latinx culture, history, artists, and community builders while taking a variety of arts and wellness classes such as: Music, Visual Arts, Performance, Capoeira, and Puppetry!
June 12-23 | $432 | Session 1: Social Justice
Jun 26-July 7 (No Camp on July 4) | $389 | Session 2: Environmental Justice
July 10-21 | $432 | Session 3: Social Justice
July 24-Aug 4 | $432 | Session 4: Environmental Justice
Classes to be offered include: Visual arts (either printmaking or comic book illustration); Puppetry; Performance; Music; and Capoeira.
Summer Camp session 1 begins June 12th and continues Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm with early drop-off option of 7:30am. Students will rotate through a variety of classes throughout the day, and will have 40 minute snack/outdoor play breaks in the morning and afternoon plus an hour of lunch/outdoor play midday. We group students according to age. Each group is assigned an activity specialist who will stay with their group for the entire season. So, there are almost always 2 adults for each class- we never allow classes to exceed 12 students. At the end of the two week session we have a family open house where we showcase the work that our children have done and where students will be able to perform for their loved ones.
Community Healing Garden: Workdays
Sundays | 10am-1pm
February 19 & 26 | March 5 & 26
All Ages Welcome
Resident Fee: FREE
Get your hands dirty as you dive into growing and cultivating traditional Mexican healing herbs. This is a great opportunity for those interested or participating in our Curanderismo series, 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.
Sábados en Familia
Saturdays | 10am - 1pm
March 11 | April 8 | May 13
Ages: 4 and up | FREE
Join us for a day filled with FREE arts and wellness classes. We will offer a variety of classes throughout the day; each geared toward either Pre-K, youth (5-12), and teens/adults so the whole family can spend the day in an enriching cultural experience! Classes will be offered at 10am & 11am; FREE LUNCH will be provided at noon. This is a volunteer-run program, if you would like to volunteer for one of these events please contact Marina Islas.
The Education Department at the ESB-MACC is excited to offer NEW culture and arts education programs for adults! Starting in September we will offer a monthly program geared towards understanding the culture and history of the indigenous healing tradition of Curanderismo. We also offer FREE Yoga on Thursdays and Saturdays. Upcoming adult music programs include Guitar and Accordion lessons. Stay tuned for more details!
Yoga en Español
Resident Fee: FREE
Enjoy a soft and revitalizing Yoga class FREE of charge! Strengthen your physical, mental and emotional bodies achieving great health.
Join volunteer ESBMACC instructors and fill yourself with peace and relazation along your day.
Pláticas con Café
Saturdays | 9am - 12pm
February 18 & 25 | March 4, 11, 18, & 25
Resident Fee: FREE
In August of this year we held a community forum to get feedback on programs from you- our community. One of the outcomes of that forum is our new FREE program, Pláticas con Café. We invite you to join us at the ESB-MACC for a chance to practice your Spanish over un cafecito with ESB-MACC staff and other community members. We will provide free coffee and pan dulce(while it lasts!) as well as a Spanish vocabulary list to help those who are feeling rusty.
The purpose of this program is to hold space for Spanish language, to provide the opportunity for folks to practice without judgement, and for community members to spend time together in our beautiful facility. We hope you will join us!
Curanderismo: Indigenous Healing Workshops
Sundays | 1pm-4pm
February 26 | March 12 & 26 | April 2 & 23 | May 7 & 21
Resident Fee: $25
Reconnect with your roots as we explore the history and techniques of traditional healing arts with classes taught by Marika Alvarado.
February 26th Our Medicinal Plants, Stone people, Crystal people
March12th Mexica Prayer clothes, Healing with Smoke. Herbal healing
March26 Healing with the Obsidian, protection
April 2 Herbal Teas and empancho, and other aliments
April 23rd Las Sobadas Part 1
May 7th Las Sobadas Part 2
May 21 Herbal salve/ Pomadas, our Closing Ceremony and sharing of your foods
The ESB-MACC is now accepting online registrations for Spring Classes. Please click here to create a new account or login in with your user name and password. Once you’ve logged in, click on the “Arts & Culture” button to find our programs. If you are not sure if you have an online account with us please contact the ESB-MACC registration office at: 512-974-3785.