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Free art lesson at CCAE Sept. 8

An example of sand painting, which will be the subject of free lessons at the Center. This is a sand mandala.

The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Made popular during the Victorian era, marmotinto, or sand painting, has seen resurgence since the late 20th century.

Employ this traditional, Victorian art form to create a balancing, vivid mandala in this month’s free 2nd Saturday art lesson, led by Center Teaching Artist, Cecelia Linayao.

1-hour classes are held at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in Studio 2, and seating is provided on a first come, first served basis. Seating is extremely limited, so please make sure to arrive a little early to guarantee a seat.

This month the museum will be closed as we prepare for the next exhibit. To enjoy 2nd Saturday around town, please visit for a list of participating organizations.

Get more information about the class here: 

About California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate the arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County. 

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit

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