ESCONDIDO–As part of its monthly Second Saturdays series, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) will host a free arts and crafts workshop for local families on Saturday, Jan. 11.
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. Once every month, the Center’s Education department 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 Jan. 11. For January’s theme of jazz, families can use pastels and paint to create art inspired by the work of 1920s American artists such as Georgia O’Keefe and Willem de Kooning, whose work was popularized during the Jazz Age. During the free workshop, jazz music will be playing in the background so families can move to the beats while they craft their creations. Families will also be able to make a guitar out of a tissue box or shoebox and can pretend to make their own music.
All ages are welcome. No pre-registration is required.
During Second Saturdays workshops, kids typically have two or three craft projects to work on that are related to upcoming shows or events at the Center. The monthly themes for the rest of the season are Classical Cello (Feb. 8), Spring/Seussical (March 8), Piano (April 12), String Quartet (May 10) and Summer (June 14).
For more information about Second Saturdays, contact Education Coordinator Kirsten Vega at (760) 839-4176 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For updated craft information for a particular workshop, check the Center’s website atwww.artcenter.org/performances.