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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
    Auditorio de Casa Árabe. Calle de Alcalá, 62, 28009 Madrid 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
    Auditorio de Casa Árabe - Córdoba. Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9, 14003, Córdoba 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.).
  • Ataurique workshop  

    Ataurique workshop  

    From March 01, 2021 until March 25, 2021 6:00 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 6:00 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters. 3 euros with online payment or other discounts. Attendees limited to 15.
    In Spanish.
    On March 25, we will be holding our workshops in person once again. On this occasion, we will be learning more about "atauriques", floral Arabesque compositions considered the epitome of decorative features in the caliph’s city os Madinat al-Zahra. 

    On March 25, we will be holding our workshops in person once again. On this occasion, we will be learning more about “atauriques,” floral Arabesque compositions considered the epitome of decorative features in the caliphs’ city of Madinat al-Zahra. 

    The atauriques of Madinat al-Zahra are one of the most important decorative elements in caliphal art. Carved in limestone, they represent Eden through a full range of symbolic plant iconography.

    Those attending this workshop will build and decorate a small sample ataurique using a series of clay or plaster pieces. To ensure they resemble the original Andalusian pieces, we will be employing customized moulds to be made from 3D designs that we have created ourselves.

    The materials required for this activity will be provided by the organizers and are intended for use by one individual alone. Space is limited due to the health situation, so you will be required to use a face mask in order to attend the workshop.

    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). 
  • "Aromas of Al-Andalus" workshop 

    "Aromas of Al-Andalus" workshop 

    April 21, 20215:30 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe’s central courtyard (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 5:30 p.m. 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. Pay for your ticket through our website (by clicking on the “purchase tickets” button) or in person at the Casa Árabe headquarters in Cordoba (payment by cash or credit card). 
    In Spanish.
     
    In Spanish.
    As part of the Nights of Ramadan 2021 in Cordoba, on Wednesday, April 21 we will be hosting this activity, in which we make solid perfumes using the artisanal techniques developed by the perfumers back in Al-Andalus. Reserve your place now to participate. 

    In the world of Al-Andalus, the search for earthly paradise led to the creation of widespread gardens with flowers and aromatic plants, many brought in from the East along with the Muslim conquerors. This custom extended to the use of perfumes, especially among the wealthy upper classes, with the resulting development of a perfume manufacturing industry. 

    At this workshop, we will talk about the most common perfumes from the times of of Al-Andalus, and we will get the chance to experience these ancient aromas by producing solid perfumes using the artisanal techniques developed by the perfumers of of Al-Andalus.

     
  • Andalusian jewelry workshop

    Andalusian jewelry workshop

    July 08, 20217:00 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 7:00 p.m. 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 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).
    In Spanish.
    On Thursday July 8 we have organized yet another workshop to learn about history and archeology in a dynamic and fun way with SextoMario in Cordoba. This time around, in our last workshop until September, we will be creating inspired by the filigree made in Al-Andalus. Sign up now.
    The jewelry of Al-Andalus was not intended for women alone. It also often served as a sign of prestige for the person wearing it.

    The economic and artistic splendor of the Cordoba of the Caliphs, combined with the tradition of jewelry making, led to the development of new techniques like filigree. Introduced by Jews originating in Damascus, it eventually achieved international fame.

    At this workshop, those attending will get to produce their own jewelry creations, using the filigree techniques from Al-Andalus as a model.

    The materials required for the activity will be provided by the organizers and are intended for use by one individual alone. Space is limited due to the health situation, so you will be required to use a face mask in order to attend the workshop.
  • Workshop on “Secrets of the <i>hammam</i>”

    Workshop on “Secrets of the hammam

    September 23, 20217:00 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 7:00 p.m. 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 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).
    In Spanish.
    On Thursday, September 23, we will be resuming our workshops to learn about history and archeology in a fun and dynamic way, with the help of SextoMario. This time we will be delving into the world of the hammam. Sign up now.
    In the spirit of our workshops, and hoping to reflect as many themes as possible in the culture of Al-Andalus, we will be entering the world of the hammam. We will get a closer look at its classical legacy, its unique features, and some of the examples from Al-Andalus that can still be found today. We will also learn about the purpose of a hammam, the different types that existed, and more...And to illustrate the topic we will be making some simple soaps that those attending can take home as a souvenir.

    The materials required for this activity will be provided by the organizers and are intended for use by one individual alone. Space is limited due to the health situation, and you will be required to wear a face mask in order to attend the workshop.
  • Astrolabe workshop

    From October 08, 2021 until October 21, 20216:00 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 6:00 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters. 6:00 p.m. 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. Ticket sales on our website (click on the “purchase tickets” button) or at Casa Á
    In Spanish.
    On Thursday, October 21 at our headquarters in Cordoba, we will be learning all about this measuring device, during one of the many workshops offered by SextoMario. Sign up now.
    The astrolabe, leitmotiv of this workshop, was a measuring device invented in ancient Greece, eventually reaching the Iberian Peninsula through the Arabs. Scientific and technological development in Al-Andalus boosted research and discoveries in mathematics and astronomy, and some of the most distinguished scientists of that era, including Azarquiel, built new instruments which remained in use until well into the the eighteenth century.

    During this workshop, we will explain their basic features and uses. We will be making a working astrolabe that those attending can take home along with the instructions for its use.

    The materials required for the activity will be provided by the organizers and are intended for use by one individual alone. Mask wearing is required at all times in order to attend the workshop.