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Garcia Center to Host Art Workshop for Families and the Community

September 20, 2016

Isabel Castillo
Isabel Castillo

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, which is part of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will host an art workshop on Friday, Sept. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11a.m. to 1p.m. at the Garcia Center, located at 2021 Agnes St.

The cost of registration is $75 per person which includes both days and art supplies. The event is open to the public but space is limited to 12 students. Adults and children ages 12 and up can enjoy this workshop and learn the differences of wet and dry media consisting of  pencils, ink, crayons, chalk, pastels, charcoal and various paints.

“The Garcia Center is a place for the arts, education and health,” said Andrea Elizondo, Director of the Garcia Center. “We offer a variety of events and opportunities for the local community to participate and take interest in all the fun activities.”

The art instructor, Isabel Castillo, is a state certified all-level art educator. Castillo graduated from Corpus Christi State University in 1980 and retired from Corpus Christi Independent School District after 31 years of art instruction. She specializes in design, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, fiber art, art history and art appreciation.

The Garcia Center, located in the heart of Corpus Christi’s West Side, provides numerous programs in art, dance, health and nutrition, family support and literacy at low or no cost to community members. The Center features a gallery space with rotating exhibits, computer lab, art room, a multipurpose dance space and hosts widely popular annual cultural events.

“The Garcia Center has been around for 23 years and currently offers 14 different programs and activities,” said Elizondo. “We would like the community to be more involved with the center and learn about education, getting healthier and discover the world of art.

Proceeds from this event go directly to the Garcia Center Art program and will help provide more workshops in the future.

To learn more about the Garcia Center and its events, go to