2017-18 EDUCATION PROGRAMS
David T. & Dorris E. Staples Foundation Jean Will
Letter to Educators // Educatorsâ€™ Night Out
Education Outreach Program
Arts Discover y Field Trips
Visit the Museum
Additional Opportunities: Volunteer and Docent Opportunities Center Teacher Liaison
EDUCATORS Dear Friends of Education, The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is dedicated to offering curriculum-based arts education programs for the region. As we continue to grow our partnerships with the local school districts and the community, it is exciting to see the impact of our collaborations. Students are participating in the arts in so many ways: My Story: Literacy Through the Arts, A Taste of the Arts in school or afterschool, attending a Center Stage performance or museum exhibition here at the Center; or by presenting art in our Student Gallery or in the smART Festival. We are able to provide these programs through a commitment of the Center’s Board of Directors, the City of Escondido, and our generous donors, educators, and countless volunteers who believe as we do that the arts provide a necessary ingredient to building the whole child and creating a better world. Our Museum and Education team is proud of the work we do together. Please mark your calendars for Educators’ Night Out on October 4, 2017, for a lovely evening hosted by us in the Museum where we can meet each other and continue on the path of Learning Together! All the best,
Leah Goodwin Director of Museum and Education
EDUCATORS’ NIGHT OUT WED. // OCT. 4, 2017 // 4:00-6:30 PM CENTER MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE COURTYARD Join us for our annual Educators’ Night Out and Resource Fair. FREE to all San Diego County educators and administrators, this event is an informative evening full of fun, networking, and entertainment at the Center. Art and Cultural organizations from around San Diego County will come together to share information regarding education programs and field trip opportunities. Savor complimentary food and drinks while mingling with your fellow educators!
PLEASE RSVP AT ARTCENTER.ORG/EVENT/EDUCATORS-NIGHT OR CALL AT (800) 988-4253 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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CENTER STAGE PERFORMANCES FOR YOUTH Introduce students to a live theater performance through the Center’s curriculum-enhancing performing arts series. This performance series spans a variety of curriculum subjects including history, science, literature, music, dance, and world culture. Each performance is accompanied by a study guide and genre-specific activities that connect to both
RECOMMENDED GRADES K-6
RECOMMENDED GRADES K-6
RECOMMENDED GRADES K-5
Common Core English Language Arts Standards and California State Curriculum Standards.
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JACQUE NUÑEZ “Journeys to the Past” TUE. // NOV. 28, 2017 // 9:30 AM AND 11:30 AM // CENTER THEATER Journeys to the Past takes students on a journey into the lifestyle of the Acjachemen Nation, which flourished in Southern California hundreds of years before Father Serra. Learn about the past and present culture of California Indians through stories, songs, dances, indigenous tools, instruments, games, and clothing. Students leave with a wonderful understanding of “environmentalism” and what it means to be “keepers of the earth” through this program designed for all of the senses.
RAZZLE BAM BOOM “H2O, Where Did You Go?” TUE. // DEC. 12, 2017 // 9:30 AM AND 11:30 AM // CENTER THEATER
Musical-comedy duo Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas expertly use humor, song, and theater in programs designed to make learning fun! This curriculumbased assembly teaches students about the following concepts in an extremely entertaining way: the amount of fresh water we each use daily; the difference between salt water and fresh water; how water makes its way to our homes; how we each can save water; the water cycle, and why water is vital for living things.
EDUTAINMENT ARTS “Science Magic” WED. // JAN. 24, 2018 // 9:30 AM AND 11:30 AM // CENTER THEATER Decipher the secrets of magic through this interactive presentation by using the scientific method to discover how science is truly magical. Talented improvisational actor, David Herbelin, skillfully uses humor, magic, and theater to entertain and engage students in programs that kids are sure to love!
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BLACK VIOLIN “Black Violin” THU. // FEB. 22, 2018 // 11:30 AM // CONCERT HALL $6 PER TICKET The sounds of classical violin and hip-hop combine to create the musical phenomenon, Black Violin. Their one-of-a-kind sound is sought after by hit recording artists. The duo of Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste come to the Center Stage series to share their signature sound as they challenge stereotypes. They will inspire us with technique and style through music. Photo Credit: Brian Stollery
MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC “Masters of Hawaiian Music” MON. // MAR. 12, 2018 // 11:30 AM // CENTER THEATER “Four-time Grammy-winner and slack key guitar master George Kahumoku Jr. is known as Hawaii’s Renaissance Man. Kahumoku takes the stage with National Heritage Fellow and slack key guitar and ukulele master Led Kaapana and awardwinning guitar virtuoso Jeff Peterson to perform a distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings whose origins are in early 19th century paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) culture; they also share light-hearted stories for all ages with insight into authentic Hawai’i.”
ARTS POWER “My Heart in a Suitcase” TUE. // APR. 10, 2018 // 9:30 AM AND 11:30 AM // CENTER THEATER My Heart in a Suitcase is an inspiring production about Anne Lehmann and her family’s decision whether or not to send her on the Kindertransport after life in 1938 Germany threatens the safety and well-being for all Jews living there; in order to protect their daughter, her parents may have to say goodbye to her forever. Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair, to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence. This play honors the strength of the human spirit and the power of a family’s enduring love.
CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE AT (800) 988-4253 TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS! ALL TICKETS ARE $4, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BUSSING AND ADMISSION ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE VISIT ARTCENTER.ORG/EDUCATION TO DOWNLOAD THE ONLINE APPLICATION.
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EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAMS The Center is proud to partner with local school districts to provide curriculum-rich arts outreach programs. We currently offer four unique programs.
MY STORY: LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS
My Story is a unique program that combines arts disciplines with core subject academic learning by sending teaching artists to fourth and fifth grade classrooms. The fourth grade curriculum brings California history to life. Students study theater and acting, which develop strong speaking and listening skills. The fifth grade classes use digital photography to tell a story and create written narratives that connect their photos with emotions, perspective, and elements of design, while sharpening language arts skills.
JEAN WILL STRINGS
Named after its generous donor, Jean Will, this program provides students with a loaned violin, viola, or cello and takes them along a path of classical music development. Held at Conway School and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the program is open to second and third graders enrolled or homeschooled in Escondido. The young musicians attend a weekly one-hour small group lesson, as well as a weekly one and a half hour group lesson. Students perform on stage throughout the year.
TASTE OF THE ARTS
Art, music, dance, and drama come alive in the classroom in this four session experiential program. Sign up to have a Center for the Arts Teaching Artist come to the classroom, either during the school day or after school. All of the supplies will be provided during the one-hour hands-on arts activity. Four one-hour sessions will be provided in a classroom with no more than 35 students, for a flat fee of $500.00 per classroom.
VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES GRADES K-12
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) uses art to teach critical thinking, communication, and visual literacy skills to young people. VTS uses skilled facilitation of visual art discussion. Aesthetic development is stimulated by three things: looking at art of increasing complexity, responding to developmentally-based questions, and participating in group discussions that are carefully facilitated by educators. The Center offers VTS in the classroom as a fee based program. Contact us at (760) 839-6313 or email@example.com for more information.
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ARTS DISCOVERY FIELD TRIPS Engage your studentsâ€™ creativity in the visual and performing arts disciplines with Arts Discovery Field Trips. All opportunities can be customized to the classroomâ€™s current curriculum, and incorporates both Common Core and Visual and Performing Arts State Standards. The Center offers field trip opportunities for students of all ages (Tuesday-Friday). For more information, contact us at (760) 839-6313 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students explore and appreciate art and culture in a docent-led tour of one of our exciting museum exhibitions. See page 8 for our Museum Exhibition Calendar. Add on a 50-minute art lesson exploring exhibition related techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.
Creative expression is encouraged through a variety of dance activities. Students explore the art of music-infused movement and become acquainted with fundamental dance movements and terminology.
Students explore various theater techniques, including character building, improvisation, dialogue, set design, and story-to-stage adaptation. Add on a 50-minute backstage theater tour (subject to theater availability), where students can take a closer look at lighting, audio, and stage setup.
Students learn about rhythm, tone, dynamics, and tempo through a hands-on music exercise. Through the power of collaboration, even first-timers will be making music after this one-hour lesson! Age-appropriate instruments are provided.
ADULT GROUPS Continue your arts education with a tour of our museum exhibition, behind-the-scenes theater tour, or art workshop! Adult rates apply ($5-$8). PRICING Art, dance, drama, and music lessons are $4.00 per student (with a twelve person minimum). Museum Tours for grades K-12 are $35 per class, for up to 35 students. Additional charges may be applied for a larger group. Adult tours are offered at the regular museum admission price of $5-$8. Scholarships for bussing and admission are available. Please visit artcenter.org/education to download the online application. California Center for the Arts, Escondido // 7
VISIT THE MUSEUM MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOURS: Monday - Wednesday: Closed // Thursday - Saturday: 10 PM – 5 PM // Sunday: 1 - 5 PM ADMISSION: General: $8 // Students & Seniors: $5 // Center Members, Military, and children 12 years and under: FREE Museum Tours for grades K-12 are $35 per class of up to 35. Additional charge may be applied for a larger group. See page 9 for more information on class field trips and group outings.
Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego JUL. 8 – AUG. 27, 2017 This collaborative exhibition draws from the MCASD permanent collection, featuring works by beloved California artists from the 1950s to today. *SUMMER MUSEUM HOURS - Open Fridays until 7 PM Manny Farber, Batiquitos, 1995 Oil on board 72 x 72 x 1in. (182.9 x 182.9 x 2.5 cm) Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Museum purchase, International and Contemporary Collectors Funds, 2003.11 © Manny Farber 1995 (signed by Patricia Patterson) Photo: Pablo Mason
PHOTOGRAPHY EXPANDED: Distinct Approaches SEP. 30 – NOV. 12, 2017 Explore how photography has changed and flourished in this exhibit that includes several different takes on the medium. A vast range of work from historic and traditional to current trends will expand our idea of what photography is and can be. The Tower Gallery will host a special ofrenda (offering) for The Center’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration. Richard Slechta, Boundary Value, 2014 Light on photo paper, 30 x 30 in.
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE: Mythical California JAN. 13 – MAR. 4, 2018 Internationally known mosaic artist, Niki de Saint Phalle, created larger than life works of arts about the myths and legends of California. This exhibition examines the process of constructing Escondido’s monumental sculpture garden, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, and celebrates its fifteen year anniversary. Niki de Saint Phalle, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, Escondido, California, 2003. © Niki Charitable Art Foundation 2018. Photo Credit: © Philipp Scholz Ritterman
CAMPUS CREATIVES: From the Classroom to the Museum APR. 7 – MAY 13, 2018 Visual Art Department Faculty, teaching at the college level in San Diego County, will showcase newer works of all media. This juried exhibition will underscore their talents and highlights our County’s strength in art education, giving faculty a chance to present how they practice what they teach. Sasha Koozel Reibstein, With or Without You (for Jim and James), 2016 porcelain, gold leaf, mixed media, 14 x 11 x 4 in.
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MUSEUM EDUCATION Explore the visual arts through a docent-led tour, workshop, lecture, or art activity focused on one of our museum exhibitions. Our tours present themes, techniques, and history that surround a work of art, while utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies to support growth in aesthetic development. K-12 and adult field trips can be arranged to meet the needs of any classroom or group. In conjunction with museum tours, you can add on an Arts discovery field trip, or Center Stage Performance, and then have lunch in Grape Day Park. To arrange your next field trip or group outing, contact us at (760) 839-6313 or email@example.com
At the Center, we are committed to nurturing the artists of the future. Our Student Gallery is a space in our museum dedicated to showcasing the work of regional students. Every museum exhibition features student artwork expanding on the art on view in the main galleries. Stay informed on how your students can participate by contacting (760) 839-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join in on Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences -- a unique, creative collaboration comprised of many diverse cultural experiences that include the eclectic art galleries, museums, theaters, and the library. Escondido’s historic downtown provides historical and educational experiences for all ages! Drop by the Center on the second Saturday of each month (exception: December) for “Pay What You Can” day at the museum, and participate in a FREE hands-on art activity led by a Center Teaching Artist. For more information, visit artcenter.org/ education/family-arts-activities.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS Mark your calendars and attend these free annual events that will entertain the entire family! With arts activities, music, food, and more; there is something for everyone.
JAZZ JAM SESSIONS
MÚSICA EN LA PLAZA
FRIDAYS IN AUGUST 2017 // 7:00 PM
FRIDAYS IN SEP. 2017 // 7:00 PM
FREE PERFORMANCES ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH JUNE.
22ND ANNUAL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL
HOLIDAY TREE 1ST MARINE DIVISION LIGHTING & WINTER BAND ANNUAL CONCERT WONDERLAND FESTIVAL SPRING 2018
WED. // NOV. 1, 2017 // 6:00-9:00 PM
SAT. // DEC. 2, 2017 // 3:00-8:00 PM
55TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS WED. // JUL. 4, 2018 // 4:00 PM
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6TH ANNUAL smART FESTIVAL SAT. // MAR. 17, 2018
A celebration and Center-wide display of visual and performing arts, created by the youth of Escondido.
Are you as passionate about the arts as we are? Would you like to share your expertise with others? Lend a helping hand as a docent, teaching artist, or at one of our annual community events! Our volunteers range from middle school students to retired educators and we encourage you to join the team! Contact the Centerâ€™s Education Department (760) 839-6313 or email@example.com for more information on volunteering.
BECOME A MUSEUM DOCENT!
We are always looking for enthusiastic and engaging docents to share their love of the arts with the community! A docent training will be provided to you for each exhibition. As a museum docent you will enlighten and inspire the community through museum tours, receive invitations to exclusive previews of upcoming exhibitions, museum guest passes, discounts in our Museum store, and more! Contact (760) 839-6313 or museum@ artcenter.org for more information.
STAY CONNECTED Join our Facebook group to keep up with all Museum and Education Department happenings at the Center. We encourage you to share your own events with the group and keep the arts community connected! www.facebook.com/groups/ NorthCountyArtsEducators
CENTER TEACHER LIAISON
The Center partners with Escondido elementary and middle schools, and surrounding districts through the Center Teacher Liaison program. Schools provide a liaison that becomes the link between the Center and their school. Center Teacher Liaisons meet at the Center three times per year to share and collaborate. The program aims to ensure that there is continued, reciprocal communication between the Centerâ€™s Museum and Education Department and its constituents. Please contact us at (760) 839-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out who your Center Teacher Liaison is, or to volunteer for a school not yet represented.
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CONTACT US California Center for Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA 92025 artcenter.org // 760-839-4138
LEAH GOODWIN Director of Museum and Education email@example.com // 760-839-4174
Education Program Manager
Museum Exhibition Supervisor
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Arts Education Program Supervisor
Museum & Education Coordinator
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