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Our archeology and history workshops in Cordoba are back

From January 18, 2021 until December 16, 2021Check dates and times for each workshop.
CORDOBA / ONLINE
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). Check dates and times for each workshop. Prior registration required. Capacity is greatly limited due to the health situation.
The decision to hold these activities in person will depend upon the health situation at the time. Thank you for your patience.
In Spanish.

For yet another year, Casa Árabe is hosting these handicraft workshops given by SextoMario at its headquarters in Cordoba, with the goal of increasing awareness about the region’s history and historical values. Check all of the available dates.

Intended for all types of audiences, they provide participants with historical knowledge by teaching them about crafts. At the same time, the workshops attempt to draw attention to the potential offered by our cultural heritage and the various challenges which it currently faces, as well as the results achieved by transmitting this heritage.

The materials needed to take part in the activity will be provided by the organization to each individual participant.

Calendar
1. Decorated windows - February 4. Online. 6:00 p.m*
2. Tile puzzle - February 25. Online. 6:00 p.m.*
3. Arabesques - March 25
4. Cordovan leather - May 27
5. Khamsa - June 17
6. Andalusian jewelry - July 8
7. Secrets of the “hammam” - September 23
8. Astrolabe - October 21
9. Alfarjes - November 18
10. Mural painting - December 16

*The first two workshops in January and February will be held online.

Price per workshop: 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters. 3 euros: tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders. You must complete the payment at least one week before the workshop is held. You may pay for registration through our website (in the information section on each workshop) or at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba (in cash or by credit card).

SextoMario is made up of professionals who have earned advanced degrees in Art History, History and Archeology. They possess excellent resumes with training on the history and archeology of Cordoba. They also have 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 the people 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 a broad catalogue of educational workshops and games. With this focus, the workshops strengthen skills such as paying attention, memory, psychomotor skills and coordination, while youths learn about a wide range of aspects from our past and, in turn, reflect about our present.
Our archeology and history workshops in Cordoba are back
  • Decorated windows workshop

    Decorated windows workshop

    From January 18, 2021 until February 04, 20216:00 p.m.
    ONLINE
    6:00 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters. 3 euros with online payment or other discounts.
    In Spanish.
    On February 4, we will be giving an online handicrafts workshop to learn about archeology and history in an entertaining way. On this occasion, the work we do will be inspired by the decorative windows in the bath houses at Madinat al-Zahra. Sold out.
    Islamic art is characterized by its “horror vacui,” or the need not to leave any empty space free of decorative motifs. Although at the present time we can appreciate little of this characteristic in the caliphal structures that have been left behind from Al-Andalus. At the archeological site of Madinat al-Zahra, you can see spectacular marble windows which were once polychrome.

    The workshop will also allow us to talk about the “tacas,” niches or cupboards that were generally located at the entrance to homes and in reception spaces. At this new workshop devoted to the history of Al-Andalus, given by SextoMario, we will be focusing on this feature of Islamic art and seeking out decorative expressiveness in the form of a small frame, which we will then decorate in the Al-Andalus style.

    Price per workshop: 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters. 3 euros: tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders. You must complete the payment at least one week before the workshop is held. You may pay for registration through our website (by clicking on the “purchase tickets” button) or at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba (in cash or by credit card).

    Now that new opening time restrictions have been enacted by the Autonomous Regional Government of Andalusia,  the workshop will be held online (when you sign up, you will be sent a link to join the group). The materials required for the activity will be provided by the organizers and are intended for individual use. Once your registration and payment have been confirmed, you can pick up the materials in person at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Córdoba, the same week when the workshop begins (from Monday to Thursday, until 6:00 p.m.).
  • Tile puzzle workshop

    Tile puzzle workshop

    February 25, 2021The workshop will be held online on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m.
    ONLINE
    The workshop will be held online on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters. 3 euros with online payment or other discounts.
    Price per workshop: 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters. 3 euros: tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders. You must complete the payment at least one week before the workshop is held. Pay for your space through our website (by clicking on the “purchase tickets” button) or go to the Casa Árabe headquarters in Cordoba (payment by cash or credit card).
    In Spanish.
    On February 25, we will be giving this new handicrafts workshop to learn about archeology and history in a fun and entertaining way. On this occasion, the crafts we make will be inspired by the ceramic decoration of baseboards and geometric elements. Sign up now before the workshop is full.
    One of the most representative features of Al-Andalus culture is the ceramic decoration to be found on its baseboards, always made using geometric designs of varying complexity. These compositions, which are combined symmetrically, formed beautiful decorative motifs which covered walls, fountains and other items.

    Those attending will get the chance to design their own compositions using various tile arrangements.

    Now that new opening time restrictions have been enacted by the Autonomous Regional Government of Andalusia, the workshop will be held online (when you sign up, you will be sent a link to join the group). The materials required for the activity will be provided by the organizers and are intended for individual use. Once your registration and payment have been confirmed, you can pick up the materials in person at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Córdoba, the same week when the workshop begins (from Monday to Thursday, until 6:00 p.m.).