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At-Home Art Projects

The Arts Education Team believes that the arts are an essential part of our daily lives. During this particularly difficult time of quarantine due to the COVID-19 virus, we would like to continue to share our passion with the Carlsbad community. 

Our dedicated Arts Instructors have created art projects and activities that anyone can do from home with a few basic materials and a creative spirit. Below are some instructions for projects and activities that you can view online and participate in. We have included lessons from our previously distributed Art Kits, a Public Art Coloring Pages project, a few new Visual Arts Projects, Theater Activities and Poetry & Art Activities into our mix of offerings. Please enjoy and stay safe, healthy and happy. Our hope is that a continued participation in the arts can help us all focus on what is best in us during a time of crisis.

Looking for even more art experiences? Check out more at-home visual art and performing arts programs  projects from the Cultural Arts Office!

The City of Carlsbad would love to see your artwork! Please send photos of your completed art projects to communications@carlsbadca.gov.

Art Kit Projects

We recently distributed 280 Art Kits at Jefferson Elementary and then at Carlsbad High School within the last two weeks. While we are no longer able to distribute these due to safety concerns, we have uploaded these lessons to the website and altered the instructions so that these projects can be completed from the comfort of your own space. We have also included some photos of projects completed by fellow City of Carlsbad community members. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. 

Poetry & Art Activities

April is Poetry Month. We have posted some Art & Poetry projects below to celebrate!

Public Art Coloring Pages

Two of our very talented Arts Instructors: Lisa Naugler and Tey Lin created some original works of art based on the City of Carlsbad’s public art collection. Download, print them and animate them with the colors of your choice! Addresses are provided for those interested in checking out Carlsbad's public art in person. 

Theater Activities

Get comfortable with theater! Learn the basics from Theresa Layne, a Theater Arts Instructor for the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office. Click on the Theater Activity, read through the lesson plan and then view the video for examples.

Visual Art Projects

Check out some simple visual arts projects (created by Arts Instructors: Nicole Nelson, Lisa Naugler, Tey Lin and Michelle Kaskovich) that you can do from home.