Nuestro Estilo Summer Camp

Jul. 17

Jul. 17 @ 10:00 am Jul. 21 @ 3:00 pm

About the Summer Camp

Austin Central Library

July 17 to July 21 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm with a snack break.

During the summer of 2023, the Mexic-Arte Museum in partnership with Austin Central Library will offer the camp:  Nuestro Estilo/Our Style.

Led by Andrea Calderon, campers will explore Mexican identity through traditional garments. Every participant will design and create their own stamp and print upcycled clothing with the design. This is a great workshop to learn more about traditional indigenous textiles and styling. At the end of this workshop we will showcase your designs in a fashion show!

Nuestro Estilo is open to ages 11 to  99+. Those younger than 11 will have to be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian).  

About the Artist

Andrea Calderon is an independent musician and cultural organizer with a background in anthropology + border studies, born in Mexico City with firm roots in Oaxaca and Chihuahua. They currently work as the Cultural Liaison at the James Beard award-winning NIXTA Taqueria in Austin, Tejas, and play violin in various musical projects.

Andrea also runs a reciprocity-based collective of indigenous artisans and uses the same platform to organize independent local cultural events, workshops, and encuentros at various venues and community spaces. Colectivo IN SITU functions to bridge communities and educate the public through sharing the diverse work of BIPOC creatives and activists fighting for visibility and justice. In Mexico, they work to highlight artisans working with ancestral mediums including wool + native cotton textiles, silk, and more, with a focus on bringing attention to their stories, lives, and histories. Through IN SITU, Andrea hopes to continue creating and fostering safe, inclusive, and accessible spaces for everyone. TODO PARA TODXS.

This camp is generously sponsored by The Office of Violence Prevention