March’s 2nd Saturdays Free Art Lesson Features Painted Japanese Fans


Create Your Very Own “Sensu”

Escondido, Ca. – February 26, 2019 — The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
March’s free art lesson will feature “Sensu” Painted Japanese Fans.
The folding fan (called Ougi and Sensu) was invented in Japan between the 6th & 9th centuries. The fan named Ougi (hi-o-gi), or the “court fan”, was considered the symbol ofhigh social status. The Sensu fan was used in Japanese dance forms like Kabuki, while other forms of the fan were used in tea ceremonies.
Nowadays, various types of Sensu are available at different prices and for the masses. Most of these fans are beautifully painted with traditional Japanese scenes, such as cherryblossoms or mountain ranges.
In this lesson, you will receive a fan to paint and use for traditions of your own, while learning about the importance of the symbols and colors used for different fans.
Taught by Center Teaching Artist, Nancy Robinson, 2nd Saturday art lessons are 1-hour, free classes held in Studio 2. Classes are held at 10am and 11:15am.
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!

Enjoy the current exhibition, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams, and Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 before or after your lesson for free (donations welcome) as part of our 2nd Saturday programming.
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Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences is a uniquely creative collaboration between Escondido arts organizations, with the goal of injecting art and culture backinto the community.
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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 programand 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 GetMarried.” 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


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