An adult summer camp and hands-on summer creative workshop program for adults? Led by Milagro and guest artists? Yep and it’s happening Tuesday through Saturday July 8 – 17 at El Zócalo at El Centro Milagro, 537 SE Stark St. Classes include:
• Tuesdays July 8/15: Drums with Tom Vredevoogd
This local artist and musician will share his traditional craft of making Iroquois hand-drums in this two-session class showing the steps to make and play hand-drums using pigskin and found objects.
• Wednesday July 9/Thursday July 10: Shadow Boxes with Tina Harris
Learn how to make Cajita de Muertos utilizing iconic Mexican images in this two-session class. These shadow boxes are unique and help maintain the culture’s tradition.
• Saturday July 12: Family Fun Day with Milagro Tour
The afternoon begins with the new children’s play Sueños de Futbol, filled with Mayan folklore and puppets. Candi is a young girl who falls into the mysterious realm of Tierra de Sueños and must learn to play and win the ancient Mayan ball game of Pok-A-Tok if she wants to return home. The 45 minute play is followed by a Pok-A-Tok workshop of soccer-infused theatre games and storytelling with “pelota de fuego” (fireball). Free and great for kids.
•Wednesday July 16/Thursday July 17: Comida with Eruniel Valladeres &Julieth Maya Buri (Bring an apron, knife and cutting board to class.) July 16: Erubiel Valladares prepares traditional food from his hometown of Queretaro, Qro. Mexico. Erubiel whose roots reach into Guerrero and Pachuca, will share the process of making ceviche and pumpkin quesadillas. July 17: Julieth Maya Buri teaches how to cook Colombian summer favorites.
All classes are $10. To register call 503.236.7253 or www.milagro.org