Welcome

Community Classes is a series of classes meant to engage adults in creative processes and engage residents in the discovery of cultural arts. The McAllen Creative Incubator (McA2) has developed a reputation for quality programming, strong event organization, and effective community outreach.

Browse our selection of courses below and click on them to register.


Show:

Beginner’s Salsa Dance Instruction  Class is full English

Class dates are October 20, 27 & November 10
Jorge Luis Sanchez is the founder of the biggest salsa community in the RGV called “Salsa Con Son.” He has participated as a guest instructor at the International Monterrey Sala & Bachata Congress, BKS Texas as well as RGV Latin Dance Festival. Mr. Sanchez continues to be a guest instructor at other events around Texas and Mexico. Join Jorge for three dance lessons, you will not be disappointed to take instruction and learn new moves with this professional and passionate instructor. Workshop takes place at The Old Church Winery, 700 N. Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501

Details

Beginners Sewing-Quilting English

Ron & Barb Bergquist, owners of A Block Away Quilt shop, can show you the wonderful art of Quilting!  Let us introduce you to sewing and quilting. We start with basic information about your sewing machine and make a simple table runner in the first week, and take you all the way to finishing a small and simple quilt by the last week.  Supplies needed: Working sewing machine, bobbin, scissors, pins, seam ripper, thread and two coordinating fabrics (100% cotton, please) – ⅓ yard for the center of the table runner and ½ yard for the border and back of the table runner.  Workshop will be held at A Block Away Quilt Shop, 2706 10th Street, McAllen, TX 78501- 956-638-1961.

Details & Registration

Character Design-Drawing Class Class is full English

Students will research and reference to photos in order to come up with each students unique character design.  We will explore some anatomy that best suits our character, add gestures, and body movement. We will also learn how to break down shapes to create our character design.

 

 

Details

Chess Step Lessons Class is full English

The Chess Steps is the world’s leading chess teaching method. 12 basic lessons and a workbook will teach you the basics of chess and lay a strong foundation for further chess development. Join this class and have fun with others who love chess.

Details

Chinese Language Class is full English

Our culture encourages college-bound students to learn a second language. An Adult will benefit more by learning about Chinese culture, history, business, festivals, family events & travel.  This course will be especially valuable for the traveler, vacationer or just for fun!  Thru Chinese language, students will explore Art, literature, fashion & more.  Additionally, students will discuss entertainment & restaurant etiquette.

Details

Crafts with Adriana-Baby Shower Class is full English

Do you ever need to set aside time to do something? Here is your chance to set aside some time for you to do that one thing you need to do. Join Adriana Cantu, and develop the skill to create a unique craft item. Participants will learn how to utilize recycled materials as well as fine products to create things you need to make that Baby Shower amazing. Use the items for your next special occasion or sell them as you go. Come network, meet thinkers and doers like you, exchange ideas and most of all have fun!

Details

Guitar-Learn to play your favorite song  Class is full English

Learn the basics of playing guitar and have fun doing it. Easy exercises to perform firm notes and cords; learn basic cords and circles and come learn to play your favorite songs.

Details

Hand Building with Clay Class is full English

Explore creativity with Ceramics. Learn hand-building techniques with clay and make cool gifts for your family and friends! No prior experience needed. Materials needed per person: One box of AMACO X15 wet clay from Hobby Lobby (25 lbs.), Clay tool kit with sponge, needle, trim tools, wire, ribs, knives, etc., Apron & small towel, bucket and large sponge, Newspaper, Wooden pin roller, 1/4″ square hair paint brush and 1″ fan brush. Instructor will fire all survivable pieces once.

Details

Photography for beginners English

The main objective in this workshop is to help others become better photographers by teaching them to understand their cameras, lighting, editing and other aspects of photography. Photography 101 covers basic camera functions. Photography 202 covers basic editing in Adobe Light room, black and white photography and photography session planning. Photography 303 covers lighting, Photoshop, competition and other advanced topics. Classes span six weeks, with one class a week.

Details & Registration

Photoshop I Class is full Bilingual / Bilingue

In Photoshop I, we will review tips, tricks & shortcuts to produce the desired image. Come learn to drive the best program for Pictures, Advertising, Social Media and Digital Art.  Use more tools, such as, Filters, Layers, Resolution, Dimensions, Color, FX, Composition, this will be fun!  

Details

Tai Chi (Saturdays) English

Tai Chi is an internal Chinese Martial Arts, practiced for defense training and its health benefits.  If you are stressed, this kind of Martial Art will calm you and adjust your concentration.  Tai Chi also helps with Lower back aches & builds muscle.

Details & Registration

Tai Chi (Thursdays) Class is full English

October 12, 2017-November 16, 2017 October 7, 2017-November 18, 2017
Tai Chi is an internal Chinese Martial Arts, practiced for defense training and its health benefits. If you are stressed, this kind of Martial Art will calm you and adjust your concentration. Tai Chi also helps with Lower back aches & builds muscle.

Details

The Art of Autobiographical Writing   Class is full English

From family history to work to travel, our own lives are an endless source of material for artistic inspiration.  In this course, we will read autobiographical essays ranging from the humorous to the profound written by masters of the craft.  We will explore the ingredients of a good story and practice the narrative techniques that invite readers into our own lives and minds.

Details

Vocal Coaching-Sing your favorite songs Class is full Bilingual / Bilingue

Children & Teens are occasionally asked to sing the National Anthem or participate in talent shows at School, while adults like to sing a variety of genres or church Hymns. Join me and discover how easy it is to sing and tone your vocals. Do you sing already? Come to the workshop where you’ll learn tips to improve. Opera Tenor Placido Domingo said “if you speak you can sing,” so take the chance and prove to yourself, you can sing!

Details