February’s 2nd Saturdays Art Lesson Features Japanese Wall Art

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February’s 2nd Saturdays Art Lesson Features Japanese Wall Art
Create Your Very Own Kakemono!

Escondido, Ca. – January 28, 2019 — The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10am-12:15pm in our Education Studio 2.

February’s free art lesson will feature “Kakemono” Japanese Wall Art. A kakemono (掛物, “hanging thing”), is a Japanese scroll painting which can include calligraphy.

These paintings were hung in close relationship to the architectural setting in which it was hung, most notably for Japanese tea ceremonies and Buddhist temples.

A great variety of painting and calligraphy is mounted in this art form, and in this lesson, you will have the option of creating a koi fish or cherry blossom kakemono, with the opportunity to add Japanese calligraphy and embellishment.

Taught by Center Teaching Artist, Nancy Robinson, 2nd Saturdays art lessons are 1-hour, free classes held in Studio 2.

This is a non-ticketed event with space available on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended. All materials are provided, just bring your creativity!

After the lesson, enjoy the museum exhibition, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams & Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 with free admission!

Get more information about the class here: http://artcenter.org/event/2nd-saturday-kakemono-japanese-wall-art/

Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences is a uniquely creative collaboration between Escondido arts organizations, with the goal of injecting art and culture back into the community.

For more information, visit https://visitescondido.com/2ndsaturday/

All events at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido can be found at artcenter.org.

About California Center for the Arts, Escondido
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate the arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County. The Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue” and the Top Five for “Best Place to Get Married.” In 2016, the Center was named “Organization of the Year” by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, the Center was chosen as one of fifteen cities from all over the country to be awarded a grant known as the Levitt AMP [Your City] grant. The Center received $25K in matching funds to present the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series, which is a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks during 2018.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.

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