LEARNING TOGETHER 2019-2020 EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Educators’ Night Out
Arts Discover y
Arts Education Residency Programs
Community Art Programs
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS San Diego Foundation // Women’s Art Council
EDUCATORS’ NIGHT OUT TUE // OCT 8, 2019 // 4:00 - 6:00 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-NIGHTOUT-2019 OR CALL OUR BOX OFFICE AT 800.988.4253 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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PERFORMANCES FOR YOUTH Introduce students to a live performance through our curriculum-enhancing performing arts series. Center Stage spans a variety of subjects including history, science, and social studies. Each performance is accompanied by a study guide and genre-specific activities that connect to Common Core, Visual and Performing Arts and California State Curriculum Standards.
John, a native Californian, and Juan, a Mexican immigrant, discover their common heritage in this lively theatrical romp through 500 years of California history. John learns from Juan about the state’s Hispanic heritage, including early Spanish explorers, the original settlers of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Father Junipero Serra, the Chumash Indians, and the missions along El Camino Real...and John shares with Juan the excitement of the Gold Rush.
RAZZLE BAM BOOM:
All That Trash TUE // FEB 11, 2020 // 9:30 AM AND 11:30 AM CENTER THEATER // CURRICULUM CONNECTION: SCIENCE
“Professor” Mark helps “ordinary fellow” Obediah discover ways to not be so wasteful in this engaging and original musical comedy.
Impossible Tour FRI // MAR 6, 2020 // 12:00 PM CONCERT HALL // TICKETED EVENT: $6 // CURRICULUM CONNECTION: HUMANITIES
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 and inspire us with technique and style through music.
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RECOMMENDED GRADES K-8
History of the Golden State WED // NOV 20, 2019 // 9:30 AM AND 11:30 AM CENTER THEATER // CURRICULUM CONNECTION: SOCIAL STUDIES
RECOMMENDED GRADES 3-12
JOHN AND JUAN:
RECOMMENDED GRADES K-5
TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS, CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT 800.988.4253. ALL TICKETS ARE $5, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
The Silver Bank Humpback Whale Expedition WED // MAR 11, 2020 // 9:30 AM AND 11:30 AM CENTER THEATER // CURRICULUM CONNECTION: SCIENCE
Join us on our expedition to the world’s largest humpback whale breeding ground, the Silver Bank, near the Caribbean Sea in this multi-image, interactive story telling presentation! Learn all about the whale’s way of life, and see our 20-feet long inflatable baby humpback whale!
RECOMMENDED GRADES K-8
THE OCEAN’S ADVENTURE:
CENTER STAGE: RECOMMENDED GRADES K-8
IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES BLINDSPOT COLLECTIVE:
FEB 2020 // SCHEDULED AT SCHOOL SITE CURRICULUM CONNECTION: WORLD CULTURES Based on the real experiences of a San Diego native, Safa is an effervescent African American fifth grader with a big imagination and an even bigger heart. Through storytelling and music inspired by Safa’s bicultural, American and Zimbabwean background, audiences meet her caring mother, kind teacher, and irresistible friends — as well as a new classmate who creates deepening divides between Safa and her peers. Designed to allow young people to consider the complexities of racism, difference, and prejudice, Safa’s Story initially ends in heartbreak before audiences embark on an empowering journey to alter the outcomes of the play itself.
TO LEARN MORE, PLEASE CONTACT SHEREHE HOLLINS AT SHOLLINS@ARTCENTER.ORG.
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ARTS DISCOVERY Engage your students in visual and performing arts field trips, at the Center or your school site! 50-minute lessons in art, music, dance, media art, or theater are taught by expert Teaching Artists and offered Monday-Friday for elementary, middle and high school students! All lessons incorporate Common Core and Visual and Performing Arts state standards, and can be tailored to fit a theme or unit of study within the classroom curriculum, upon your request.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT LAURISSA RUDGERS AT 760.839.4176 OR LRUDGERS@ARTCENTER.ORG.
Students explore art techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography or sculpture.
Students explore dance techniques such as jazz, modern, ballet, West African, Latin, or creative movement.
Students explore theater techniques, including character building, improvisation, dialogue and story-to-stage adaptation.
Students explore rhythm, tone, dynamics, and tempo. Age-appropriate instruments are provided.
ADULT GROUPS Adult groups can experience arts education by scheduling a docent-led museum tour, an art-making lesson, or a behind the scenes tour of our Concert Hall or Center Theater. PRICING Art, dance, drama, and music activities are $5.00 per student (with a twelve person minimum). 6 // Learning Together, 2019-20 Education Program
ARTS INTEGRATION RESIDENCY PROGRAMS The Center is proud to partner with local school districts to provide curriculum-rich arts outreach programs. Our residency programs require the participation of an entire grade level. We currently offer two unique arts integration residencies that teach core subject matter through the arts. All residencies integrate California State Standards, Visual and Performing Arts Standards, Common Core Standards and the 21st Learning Skills Framework.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT SHEREHE HOLLINS AT 760.839.4179 OR SHOLLINS@ARTCENTER.ORG.
MY STORY: LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS My Story is an arts integration program that teaches 4th grade students California history through theater, and 5th grade students, English Language Arts through photography. During My Story an expert Teaching Artist provides 50-minutes of instruction in the classroom, once a week, for 15-18 weeks. The curriculum aligns with California State Curriculum standards, Common Core, and the Visual and Performing Arts standards. My Story includes a field trip to the Center to experience a live theater production and a docent-led museum tour. The program culminates with an original theater performance at the school site, which is created and performed by 4th grade students. 5th grade students exhibit their photography inside the Centerâ€™s museum during the annual smART Festival.
TASTE OF THE ARTS Taste of the Arts is a customized arts integration program that invites an expert Teaching Artist into the classroom to teach Math, Science, English Language Arts or Social Studies through the visual or performing arts. The programâ€™s co-teaching model, allows for the classroom teacher to develop practical skills and knowledge in arts integration, while working alongside the Teaching Artist. All of the supplies will be provided during the 50-minute class. The Taste of the Arts residency can range from 6-24 weeks and is intended to serve an entire grade level.
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COMMUNITY ART PROGRAMS 2ND SATURDAY: ART FOR ALL
Express your creativity during a free, family-friendly, one-hour art activity! Each make-it and take-it lesson focuses on a different style, from painting to drawing, sculpting and more! Held the second Saturday of every month, lessons include all materials, are adaptable for diverse learning levels, and are led by a Center Teaching artist. Space is limited. To ensure a spot, register at
Times: 10 AM – 11 AM and 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Cost: Free, plus free admission to the museum (during an exhibition).
ART SP RK: CLASSES IN FINE ART
Refine your artistry through a class designed to advance your technique and elevate your understanding of the elements of art. Participants will explore various applications of mixed media. Guided by our Center Teaching Artist Nancy Robinson, each class provides formal training to help participants cultivate, broaden, and deepen their artistic repertoire. Classes are taught the third Saturday of every month. Registration is required. To register, visit us at
Time: 10 AM – 12 PM Cost: $40 per person (includes materials, pastries, drinks, one FREE Museum pass, and one raffle ticket to win a pair of tickets to a Center-presented show).
2nd Saturdays and Art Sp rk lessons take place in Studio 2. For easy access, park near the Boys & Girls Club in the public parking lot off of Woodward Ave. and N. Escondido Blvd., and enter the studio hallway near the Grape Day Park entrance by the Escondido Historical Train Depot.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT LAURISSA RUDGERS AT 760.839.4176 OR LRUDGERS@ARTCENTER.ORG
CRAFT & SIP
Experience a relaxing evening of craft-making and creativity at the California Pizza Kitchen, located at Westfield North County Mall. Materials are provided, space is limited, and tickets are required. All proceeds benefit the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s educational outreach programs. To purchase tickets, visit us at
Time: 6 PM – 8 PM Cost: $40 per person (project materials, hand-crafted mocktail, tray-passed appetizers, music entertainment).
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MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS JUL 20 – SEP 15, 2019
OCT 5 – DEC 1, 2019 XXV: The Silver Anniversary Exhibition
The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle
Edgar Degas, Copy of the Head of the Virgin from Solario’s “The Virgin with the Green Cushion” in the Lourve (detail), c.1855, Graphite on white woven paper, 7.25 x 6.5 in.
Works on paper by French artist, Edgar Degas. Exhibition also includes work from Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
In celebration of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s 25th anniversary season, selections from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on view. Therman Statom, Desert Shadows (detail), 1989-1990, Acrylic with gold and silver leaf on panel, 35.875 x 38 in.
JAN 11 – MAR 8, 2020
APR 4 – MAY 17, 2020
ENDANGERED: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems Kim Abeles, Valise 5 Abatement, 2018, Mixed media
Focusing on artworks that address the wonder and destruction of local flora and fauna throughout Southern California.
FINDING HEAVEN IN HELLHOLE CANYON
Joe Garcia, Open Country (detail), 2016, Oil, 14 x 21 in.
Featuring San Diego’s Fine Arts Faculty
Inspired by the beauty of open space, local artists depict images of Valley Center’s Hellhole Canyon.
TOURS Schedule a 50-minute docent tour for grades K–12! Tours are offered daily and expose students to themes and ideas in art and art history.
TO ARRANGE YOUR TOUR, CALL 760.839.4177 OR EMAIL MUSEUM@ARTCENTER.ORG.
Lisa Medlen, Born, 2017, Sterling silver and sand, 6.5 x 10 x 6.5 in.
Bringing together visual arts department faculty members from universities across San Diego County to showcase their new works in a variety of media.
FOR HOURS, ADMISSION, AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROGRAMS AND EVENTS RELATED TO EACH EXHIBITION, VISIT US AT ARTCENTER.ORG/MUSEUM.
STUDENT WALL The Museum’s Student Gallery Wall is a space dedicated to highlighting the artwork of local students. Each exhibition features student work that is informed or inspired by the artwork on view in the main galleries.
TO GET INVOLVED, CALL 760.839.4173 OR EMAIL MFERRAN@ARTCENTER.ORG.
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FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS
May – Nov 7:00 – 10:00 PM Lyric Court
Jun 7 – Oct 4 6:00 – 10:00 PM Lyric Court
Música en la Plaza
Hidden City Sounds
Bring your dancing shoes and join us under the stars for live Salsa, Huapango, Bachata, Norteño, taco trucks, and more! Every final Friday, from May - Nov.
NEW MUSIC SERIES! Enjoy a different genre of live music each week, along with DJ's, food truck fare, kid zone, and craft brews + cocktails.
Jun 7 – Oct 4 6:00 – 10:00 PM Great Green
Jul 4 // 4:00 – 9:00 PM The Center + Grape Day Park
Food Truck Fridays
Independence Day Festival + Fireworks
Relish in a variety of street food every Friday this summer during Hidden City Sounds music series.
Join 20,000 patriotic festivalgoers to celebrate with live music, food trucks, beer tastings, wrestling, fireworks, and family fun.
Oct – May 6:00 PM Concert Hall
Nov 1-3 5:00 – 9:00 PM The Center
24th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival
Free performances on the first Wednesday of each month (with the exception of Jan). Free reserved seating for educators.
Celebrate this iconic holiday with traditional altars, sugar skulls, live music, ballet folklórico, and more.
Dec 7 3:00 – 8:00 PM Great Green
Mar 21 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM The Center
15th Annual Winter Wonderland Festival
8th Annual smART Festival
Visit the North Pole here in the heart of Escondido with real snow, live reindeer, Santa Claus, and more!
A day-long celebration showcasing the art of talented elementary and middle school students from the Escondido Union School District.
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3 OTHER WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
BECOME A MUSEUM DOCENT
CENTER TEACHER LIAISON
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 high school students to retired educators and we encourage you to join our team!
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!
We partner with local school districts through the Center Teacher Liaison program. Schools provide a liaison that becomes the link between the Center and their school. 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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A DOCENT, CONTACT OUR MUSEUM DEPARTMENT AT 60. 839.4173 OR MUSEUM@ARTCENTER.ORG.
TO FIND OUT WHO YOUR CENTER TEACHER LIAISON IS OR TO VOLUNTEER FOR A SCHOOL NOT YET REPRESENTED, CONTACT US AT 760.839.4176 OR EDUCATION@ARTCENTER.ORG
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING, CONTACT OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT 760.839.4176 OR EDUCATION@ARTCENTER.ORG.
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CONTACT US California Center for Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA 92025 artcenter.org // 760-839-4138
Director of Education
Associate Director of Museum & Visual Arts
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Education Program Coordinator
Museum Program Coordinator
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KAILA MARTINEZ Museum Project Assistant email@example.com // 760-839-4177