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Arts Education

The Cultural Arts Office advocates life-long learning in the arts, fosters support of arts education opportunities and strives to offer a wide range of arts education programs and experiences to residents of all ages.  

During the school year there are two free programs for schools and students. Three-Part Art is a long-standing program managed by the Cultural Arts Office. The Leo Carrillo California History & Art Program is a partnership between Cultural Arts and Parks & Rec and is managed by the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department. 

Throughout the calendar year and summer months we offer Family Open Studios, a free program for families and friends. Family Open Studios is an art making experience for all ages and can be found at various community festivals and events around Carlsbad and at the Dove Library Complex. Family Open Studios also occur at TGIF Concerts in the Parks during the summer months.  

In the summer months, we also offer Summer Arts Programs for ages 7 through 14 years old. This year the Cultural Arts Office will over two summer experiences: Club Pelican and a Theatre Arts Comedy Intensive.

Our Arts Education programs are taught by a small team of dedicated Arts Instructors employed by the City of Carlsbad. Please see below:  

Quentin Johnston, B.A.
Michelle Kaskovich, 
Tey Lin, B.F.A. Illustration, B.A. Visual Arts
Lisa Naugler, B.A. Fine Art

Contact Laurette Garner, Community Arts Coordinator (Arts Education) at: laurette.garner@carlsbadca.gov