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Three-Part Art 2019-20

The 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 during the school year for grades K-12. Art project and gallery tour may vary by grade level and age range.

What are the Three Parts?

Part 1: An online Teacher's Guide is available prior to their field trip to prepare students for their visit to the Cannon Gallery with a pre-visit activity.

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

Part 3: Teachers are provided with a post-exhibit activity and discussion topics to engage with their class as part of the Teacher's Guide. 

How do Teachers Participate in Three-Part Art?

  • Three-Part Art will run for 6 weeks at a time for two exhibits during the school year.  
  • 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 in the mornings, Monday through Wednesday 
  • 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


Upcoming Exhibits Featuring Three-Part Art

Edges Frayed 

  • THREE-PART ART: Mondays - Wednesdays, March 16 – April 29, 2020 
  • REGISTRATION BEGINS: Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
  • EXHIBITION DATESMarch 1 – May 24, 2020

This exhibition brings together three Southern California artists, Bhavna Mehta, Michelle Montjoy and Irma Sofia Poeter in a material-rich conversation about construction and connection. Using fine stitching and cutting, fraying fabrics and abstract shapes, text, color, texture, volume and shadow, their work weaves a narrative that seeks to clarify and extend the hidden layers of identity and understanding.

Previous Three-Part Art program exhibits 

Ansel Adams Teacher's Guide:

Ansel Adams: Early Works


     Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941

  • THREE-PART ART: Mondays - Wednesdays, and select Thursdays, Oct. 7 – Nov. 13, 2019 
  • REGISTRATION BEGINS: Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
  • EXHIBITION DATESSept. 22 – Dec. 1, 2019

Intimate master prints from the 1920s through the 1950s depict Adams' transition from pictorialism to straight photography, and provide a fresh look at this legendary master of the American landscape. Presenting 42 photographs, several singular examples are included in this exhibition, including an extraordinary rare print of Moonrise, Hernandez, NM, 1941, and Clearing Winter Story, 1938, Adams' most celebrated Yosemite view. Traveled by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.