Life Long Learning – Merida Workshops 2012

During the winter season 2012, Life Long Learning Merida will offer a series of workshops. Attending these local workshops is a great way to meet new friends and to enrich your time in Yucatan.  Some of the workshops will be held at our college, and others will be at different venues around the city.  The program will run from Monday January 16th  through Friday March 30th. It is not necessary to commit to a whole series, you can take one, or as many as you like  – each workshop is independent. No pre-registration is necessary, but doing so reserves your place. Most of the workshops can only accommodate a limited number of partricipants.


(All workshops are open to men and women. Delivery is in English and Spanish)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                                                        

Larry & Reg:

Life Long Learning – Merida:



1:00 pm – 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                       

100 pesos per session, per person

Maximum participants: 15

You will need to bring a pad of drawing paper, pencils, a sharpener and an eraser. We will supply a board to lean your pad on. Each workshop will feature live drawing on site. Beginners and experienced artists alike will enjoy the opportunity to see and draw Mérida through the eyes of local artists.

Jan. 16: TTT (the college)

Jan. 23: Plaza Grande

Jan. 30: TTT

Feb. 06: Santa Lucia                                                                                                                                                    

Feb. 13: Mejorada

Feb. 27: Remate de Paseo de Montejo

Mar. 05: La Hermita

Mar. 12: TTT

Mar. 19: TTT

Mar. 26: Parque de Las Américas



1:00 pm – 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                           

100  pesos per session, per person

Maximum participants: 15

You will need to bring a notebook and pen, and a Spanish English dictionary. Handouts will be provided. Each workshop is completely independent and does not require that you take previous or subsequent sessions. You’ll learn how to use the language in everyday situations.

Level: Beginner

Jan. 17: Saludando sus vecinos                                                                                                                                       

Jan.24: Hablando con  los trabajadores

Jan. 31: Yendo de compras

Feb. 07: Vamos de viaje

Feb. 14: Las noticias

Feb. 28: La salud

Mar. 06: Las comidas

Mar. 13: Trámites (migración, pagos, etc)

Mar. 20: La naturaleza

Mar. 27: Eventos sociales




1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

100 pesos, per workshop, per person

This series of lectures / field trips / workshops will be held at TTT and some weeks the group will visit a museum as well. When an outing to a museum is planned, you will need to bring approx.  80 pesos for admission. You will also need to bring a notebook and pen.

Jan. 18: Folk Art Art Museum                                                                                                                                      

Jan. 25: The Prehispanic Era

Feb. 01: Museum of Anthropology

Feb. 08: Colonial Era in Mexico

Feb. 15: Festivals of Mexico

Feb. 29: Modern Art Museum

Mar. 07: The Mexican Revolution

Mar. 14: Contemporary Mexican Politics

Mar. 21: Music of SE Mexico

Mar. 28: Museum of the City



1:00 pm – 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                

200 pesos per workshop, per person

Maximum participants: 15

Level: Beginner

You will need to bring a notebook and pen, and an apron.

Different chefs and home cooks will show you how to prepare some of the diverse foods of Mexico. After assisting in the preparation, you will enjoy a meal with the group.

Jan. 19: Corn

Jan. 26: Yucatecan Cuisine                                                                                             

Feb. 02: Chiles

Feb. 09: Oaxacan Cuisine

Feb. 23: Mexico City Cuisine

Mar. 01: Cuisine of Puebla

Mar. 08: Cuisine of Veracruz

Mar. 15: Vegetarian Cuisine

Mar. 22: New Style Mexican Cuisine

Mar. 29: Desserts

Maximum participants: 20



1:00 PM – 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                

100 pesos per session, per person

Maximum participants: 20

You will need to come dressed in loose pants and bring a mat or thick towel on the Yoga days. You will need to wear shoes that give good support on the days we dance.  You’ll enjoy this “taste” of various dances and Yoga styles

You will need to come dressed in loose pants and bring a mat or thick towel on the Yoga days. You will need to wear shoes that give good support on the days we dance.  You’ll enjoy this “taste” of various dances and Yoga styles

Level: Beginner

Jan. 20: Danzón

Jan. 27: Yoga                                                                                                                    

Feb. 03: Salsa

Feb. 10: Tango

Feb. 24: Salsa

Mar. 02: Jarana

Mar. 09: Yoga

Mar. 16: Belly Dancing

Mar. 23: Tango

Mar. 30: Danzón



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2 responses to “Life Long Learning – Merida Workshops 2012

  1. ted and pat walters

    I have emailed you asking for further information especially on the beginner Spanish classes — my husband and I would like to register for that so that we do not miss out. Also a couple of other workshops and one or two of your trips. I have not received a reply. We would be taking the bus from Progreso and require the locations of these workshops — please answer my email. Thank you — pat and ted

    • Hi Pat and Ted, Right now I am in Italy on vacation and have not checked the LLL email. I will return to Mexico on September 2nd and will certainly contact you then. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to having you join our 2012 program!

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