Have you ever thought you can make art with stuff you already have at home? Memorabilia can take many forms and can be a great resource to create art with. 

In this 8-week course, you will learn how to work with memorabilia to create art that is relevant and meaningful to you. The course starts on April 14th, and it consists of eight weekly, one-hour classes, held every Wednesday at 10:30 AM via Zoom.

The price for this course is $240 USD for all eight classes, and by signing up, you'll be helping the library keep its doors open. To register and pay for this course or if you have any questions, please email us at info@meridaenglishlibrary.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Here's some information about Leandro Soto:

Leandro Soto was born in Cuba, obtaining a B.A. in Painting and Engraving in 1976 and a M.A. Scenic Arts (Scenography and Costume Design) in 1982. In 1988, he moved to Mexico invited the State of Tabasco in order to be educational advisor for the Mayan Native communities. In 1990, he created a Non-Profit organization named “El Tesoro de Tamulte” dedicated to the children and youth education via the arts. Soto has been consistently involved in the art world for the past 40 years, participating in numerous Group Exhibitions and Solo Shows in museums, art galleries, and alternative art spaces in various countries:  Spain, Argentina, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Colombia, Venezuela, Germany, Peru, Japan, Barbados, Panama, Jamaica, Italy, Cuba, India, and the United States.  Soto is one of the leading figures of the famous “Volumen Uno”, a renowned art movement of the 1980’s that changed the course of Cuban Art in the XX Century.  He is credited with being the first Performance and Installation artist in the island as well as the first artist of his generation to have worked with the Afro Cuban heritage.

Read more about Leandro on Wikipedia. Take a look at his art portfolio on his website:

Additional resources:
- Leandro Soto Papers
- Leandro Soto on World Cultures, Cubanidad, and His Show in Havana