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Summer Academy Of The Arts

The Summer Academy of the Arts seeks to instill and develop love and appreciation for the arts in children. For that purpose, the City of Lindsay, and the non-profit organization “La Familia”, have partnered to bring to you a very unique opportunity for your children; the opportunity to study arts under the guidance of four experienced Mexican teachers, sent to us by the Ministry of Education of the State of Michoacán. The City of Lindsay, and the Organization “La Familia” are proud to welcome these four teachers to our city, and hope that their stay would be beneficial for our children and for themselves as well.
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From July 9 to August 3, 2007

Every weekday from 12 (Noon) to 5:00 p.m.

Enrolling children in grades K-8th.

Price: 40 dollars per week
*If you pay in advance for the four weeks and enroll by June 25, 2007 you will receive a discount of $5.00 per week, saving you a total of 20 dollars.

Please enroll early as seats are limited to 200 children.

Children will receive the following:

  • Lunch
  • One hour of painting
  • One hour of music: singing and playing the guitar
  • One hour of dancing
  • One hour of recreation
  • One afternoon of recreational activities
  • Children will perform and/or display their art every Friday at the Farmers Market at the City of Lindsay
Contact Persons:
  • Brad Albert - Wellness / Recreational Director - 559.333.0221
  • Magdalena Sánchez - Academy Director - 559.740.8853
  • Rosalba Mejía - Assistant Director - 559.360.5514
Registration Packets will be available at City Hall & Teen Zone, beginning May 21st 2007.
  • City Hall - 251 E. Honolulu St. Lindsay, CA 93247 :: 559.562.5927
  • Teen Zone - 288 N. Sweetbriar Ave. Lindsay, CA 93247 :: 559.562.6297
*Basic school rules apply to all children who enroll

Dates (7/9 - 8/3)Time (12 - 5:00 p.m.)Location
Monday - ThursdayLunchMcDermont Field House & Sports Center
365 Sweetbriar
Lindsay, CA.
1 hr. - painting
1 hr. - music
1 hr. - dancing
1 hr. of recreation
FridayFun / recreational activities, preparation for artistic presentation
Performance and/or display artFarmers Market

The Teachers

Mario Álvarez Cisneros

Mario is originally from Huarandacareo, Michoacán, Mexico. In 1986, Mario graduated as an elementary school teacher, he has been working in Huandacareo as a teacher for over fifteen years in two teaching positions. He has experience working with children from 3rd to 6th grade. Mario has a diploma in dance, and he has been a dance teacher at an elementary school.

Miriam Socorro Alonzo Farfán

Miriam was born in Tiríndaro, Michoacán. Miriam achieved her professional studies in Morelia, Michoacan, where she graduated as a Pre-school teacher from the Normal para Educadoras, and works as a teacher since 1983. Later, she returned to school to take courses in Artistic Education. Thanks to this training, Miriam now works as a second grade teacher and as an Art teacher in a secondary school in the areas of Physical Education and Visual and Plastic Arts.

Deyanira Vazquez Gaviña

Deyanira is originally from the State of Guanajuato, Mexico, where she went to school and became a Physical Education teacher. Afterward, Deyanira obtained her B.A. in Physical Education in the City of Mexico, and later she finished her Master degree in Didactic Physical Education. Deyanira has been working 23 years as a teacher in the State of Michoacan, where she has worked at different academic levels. In the present, she functions as a Technical Pedagogical Assessor in the headquarters of an academic region, where her main function is to asses and train physical education teachers that work at the preschool level.

Mariano Roberto Gonzalez Beristaín

Mariano was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa. He has studied in the Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes. Mariano has also excelled as a soloists trovador in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, making presentations in radio and television. Since 1994, he resides in Urupuan, Michoacán, where he works with 3 to 5 year old children teaching music lessons with the purpose that students develop their expression abilities and their artistic appreciation in dance and in theater. In addition, Mariano has been the cofounder of Choir “Uruapan”, and is, until now, the vocalization teacher of such choir. He is presently also the soloists of the “Rondalla Magisterial Procrea.”