ESCONDIDO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido kick off the holiday season by inviting North County families to spend a December Saturday creating winter-themed crafts with the kids.
Though known for the stellar acts that grace its stages, the Center is more than just a performing arts venue. Its mission is also firmly rooted in arts education and spurring creative invention and exploration in the younger generation.
One way the Center’s Education department accomplishes that important task is through its Second Saturdays program.
Once every month, the Center offers free art and dance activities to engage and entertain the whole family. The one- to two-hour classes, held in Studios 1 and 3, explore art or movement. We provide the materials– attendees just bring their creativity!
The next Second Saturdays session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 14. Following a winter theme, children will be making various ornaments as well as holiday bracelets and corn husk angels.
All ages are welcome. No pre-registration is required.
While the specific craft projects for the remainder of the Second Saturdays season have yet to be decided, the themes for each month are in place. Kids typically have two or three craft projects to work on that are usually related to upcoming shows or events at the Center.
For more information about Second Saturdays, call Education Coordinator Kirsten at (760) 839-4176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For updated craft information for a particular workshop, visit www.artcenter.org/performances.