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Archeology and history workshops

From February 15, 2019 until December 12, 2019Check schedules.
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). Check schedules. Prior registration required.
In Spanish.

For yet another year, Casa Árabe is offering eleven workshops by SextoMario at its headquarters in Cordoba. Their purpose is to increase awareness about the region’s history and historical values.

Intended for audiences young and old, they provide participants with historical knowledge by teaching them about crafts. At the same time, they are an attempt to draw attention to the potential offered by our cultural heritage and the various challenges it is currently facing, as well as the outcomes when transmitting that heritage.

All of the workshops are free of charge, though you must sign up in advance for each of them, as the information on them is published on this website. The materials required for the activity will be provided by the organizers.

SextoMario is made up of professionals who have earned advanced degrees in Art History, History and Archeology, possessing excellent resumes with training on the history and archeology of Cordoba. Moreover, they possess a great deal of experience in the field of teaching, which allows them to offer those whose take part in their workshops with extensive, diversified information on the history and archeology of our past, always in accordance with the level of those participating. SextoMario was created because of a calling to teach History in a pleasant and entertaining way, without setting aside the basic contents that form part of our values and culture, through an extensive catalogue of educational workshops and games. With this focus, the workshops strengthen skills such as paying attention, memory, psychomotor skills and coordination, while the youths learn about a wide range of aspects from our past and, In turn, reflect about our present.
Archeology and history workshops
  • Geometric Design 

    Geometric Design 

    From February 21, 2019 until March 07, 2019From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Advanced registration required.
    Register using  this form. For those over the age of 8. Difficulty level: high.
    In Spanish.
    On March 7, we will be holding the first of the workshops on archeology and history which Casa Árabe and SextoMario are giving in Cordoba. You may now sign up.
    This workshop is based on geometry, axial symmetry and mathematics, all essential features of art in Al-Andalus.

    At the workshop, those attending will learn how to make a latticework design from Al-Andalus to which they will later add polychromatic color to their liking, using a watercolor painting technique.
  • “Tile Puzzle” workshop

    “Tile Puzzle” workshop

    From April 01, 2019 until April 11, 2019The workshop will take place on April 11 at 6:00 p.m. For all members of the public
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). The workshop will take place on April 11 at 6:00 p.m. For all members of the public Prior registration required.
    In Spanish.
    On April 11, this year’s second workshop on the History of Al-Andalus will be taking place at our headquarters in Cordoba, thanks to SextoMario. Workshop FULL. New dates to be announced soon.
    During the Islamic era, tiles were made up of a huge number of geometric pieces that were combined symmetrically to compose lovely designs to cover walls, fountains and other items.

    At this workshop, those attending will be able to choose various geometric shapes that can be combined to produce one of these simple puzzles, which they will then paint with the color combination they like most, using the materials provided.