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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.

Poetry & Art Activities

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! Click on the Theater Activity, read through the lesson plan and then view the video for examples.

Visual Art Projects

Black History Month Art Projects

In collaboration with the Carlsbad City Library system, the Cultural Arts Office's Arts Education team has created art lessons inspired by six Black artists who contributed greatly to the arts during different eras throughout history laid out in the library's newly added database: ProQuest: Black Freedom Struggle in the United States. Each lesson has short biographies about each artist, an art lesson that can be completed at home with simple materials, and a list of library sources provided by the Reference Librarians from the city of Carlsbad libraries. We hope you enjoy researching and learning about these talented and influential artists as much as we enjoyed creating these art activities inspired by their artworks.

ROBERT S. DUNCANSON
Born: 1821, Seneca County, NY 
Died: December 21, 1872, Detroit, MI 
Art Movement: The Hudson River School, The Ohio River Valley Style
Historical Era (ProQuest Database)Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860) 
ART LESSON 

EDMONIA LEWIS
Born: July 14, 1845, Greenbush, NY
Died: September 17, 1907 in London, England (Historical Estimate)
Art Movement: Neoclassicism
Historical Era (ProQuest Database): Civil War and Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
ART LESSON

HENRY OSSAWA TANNER 
Born: June 21, 1859, Pittsburgh, PA
Died: May 25, 1937, Paris, France
Art Movement: Realism
Historical Era (ProQuest Database): Jim Crow From 1878 To The Great Depression (1878-1932)
ART LESSON

HORACE PIPPIN 
Born: February 22, 1888, West Chester, PA 
Died: July 6, 1946, West Chester, PA
Art Movement: Harlem Renaissance  
Historical Era (ProQuest Database): The New Deal and World War II: 1933-1945
ART LESSON 

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS
Born: April 16, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA
Died: April 18, 2017 in New London, CT
Art Movement: Contemporary (second half of the 20th century-present)
Historical Era (ProQuest Database): The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement (1946-1975)
ART LESSON

BETYE IRENE SAAR
Born: July 30, 1926, Los Angeles, CA
Art Movement:Contemporary (second half of the 20th century-present)
Historical Era (ProQuest Database): Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
ART LESSON

 

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.