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Three-Part Art 2019


This free, multi-part arts educational program is designed to provide arts education experiences themed to the current exhibit in the William D. Cannon Art Gallery. 

What are the Three Parts?

Part 1: An online resource guide is available prior to their field trip to prepare students for their visit to the Cannon Gallery.

Part 2: Teachers schedule a visit to the gallery where their class will take a docent-led tour and participate in creating a hands-on art project relating to the current exhibit. 

Part 3: Teachers are provided with post-exhibit activities and discussion topics to engage with their class. 

How do Teachers Participate in Three-Part Art?

  • Registration dates vary by exhibit and will be online only. The link will be available on this page on the registration opening date and can be completed by classroom teachers only
  • Class registration is on a first come, first serve basis
  • Three-Part Art visits take place on most Mondays through Thursdays (morning and afternoon spots available)
  • Three-Part Art is located at the Carlsbad City Library complex in the William D. Cannon Art Gallery and the Gowland Meeting Room, both located at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
  • This program is presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office

Questions? Contact the Cultural Arts Office at 760-602-2090 or arts@carlsbadca.gov


Upcoming Exhibits Featuring Three-Part Art

Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938-51

  • THREE-PART ART: Mondays - Thursdays, Feb. 4 – March 14, 2019 
  • REGISTRATION BEGINS: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
  • EXHIBITION DATES: Jan. 27 – March 16, 2019
  • Explore the history, artistry and production of Hawaii’s enduring fashion statement, the Aloha Shirt. This exhibition of 60 objects, including original textile artwork, production sketches and swatches, advertisements and vintage shirts tells the story of an early innovator, John “Keoni” Meigs, in an industry that has left an indelible mark on fashion in the U.S. and the world.


Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 years of L.A. Chicano & Latino

Experimental & Innovative Printmaking

  • THREE-PART ART: Mondays - Thursdays, April 15 – June 6, 2019 
  • REGISTRATION BEGINS: Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
  • EXHIBITION DATES: March 31 – June 9, 2019
  • Self-Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is a community center in East Los Angeles dedicated to the creation and promotion of new works by Chicano and Latino artists through experimental and innovative print-making techniques. Since 1973, SHG has been the intersection where arts and community meet, providing a forum for local and international artists. This 45th anniversary exhibition looks back on the four plus decades of artistic innovation and excellence.