The Studio Gallery will offer various classes such as art, music, and other classes that are beneficial to youth in the community.
We will be offering Mariachi Classes in 2020!
The Studio Gallery will offer various classes such as art, music, and other classes that are beneficial to the community.
Ms. Perlinger's Woodinville High School Advanced Spanish Class came to the Centro for a unique field trip conducted entirely in Spanish. We started the day by discussing the objectives of the Cultural Center and talking about the art currently on exhibit.
The class was treated to a very special opportunity to take part in a discussion in Spanish with artist Leonel Said Villagomez, who discussed his current work on display and answered very interesting and thoughtful questions from the students.
We explained about the history of Amate paper, and its use. Amate is a handmade paper with origins going back thousands of years. We also learned about Maya glyphs, and students were able to to create a painting on Amate paper using glyphs to write their names. They did a phenomenal job--their work was colorful, beautiful, and meaningful.
Thank you Ms. Perlinger, students of WHS Spanish 500, and WHS PTSA. We had a great time sharing art and culture with the WHS community!
Maracas and the Three Sisters
In this free workshop funded by ArtsWA, we were thrilled to host several families with children from grades 3-6 .
We talked about the "three sisters" (squash, corn, and beans) and their importance in the Americas, and how they were grown in a specific way. We also discussed Maya glyphs and then we used those glyphs to write our names and decorate a dried gourd.
Using corn, beans, pumpkin seeds, and rice we explored the variety of sounds that our maracas made.