STAY CREATIVE! Art and Culture discovery program for Ages 5-12

The Mexican American Cultural Center Presents: Stay Creative

The Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) as part of the City of Austin's Parks and Recreation Department, offered a free Arts and Culture Summer Discovery Online Program in July 2020; an exciting exploration of the arts, culture and nature. The curriculum is for children 5 to 12 years of age. A new and exciting theme is presented each week lesson with programmed activities provided by professional instructors.

The ESB-MACC's Education Department created this program to provide enjoyable and uplifting recreational programming for children based on the cultural traditions of Mexican, Mexican-American, and Latinx communities. There are a total of 16 video lessons total to watch and share below!

There are additional resources such as supply lists, teacher and parent guides, and printable templates to complete the projects below. For these resources, please visit our Digital Programs page and/or email macceducation@austintexas.gov.

Watch the Instructional Videos:

Teacher Introduction and History of the Mexican American Cultural Center
Alebrijes "Uprooted Dreams"
Lowriders: Chicano Car Culture
Ajolotes: the Mexican Walking Fish
The Rainforest: Lungs of the Earth
Borderland Wildlife: The Mexican Milksnake
The Rainforest: Poison Dart Frog
Self Portraits with Natural Materials
Tecun Uman: Guatemalen Masks
Lucha Libre: Mexican Wrestler Masks
Carnaval: Varetas de Vejigantes Masks
Day of the Dead Masks
What's in a Name? Pop Up Books
Honoring the Past: Family Tree
Mapping the Present
Imagining the Future