Free Workshops

Free Workshops


Park Textures
Feb 19
10am-12pm
Ages 8-12

Bumpy, pointed, spongy, smooth: Explore Balboa Park through its textures during this experimental drawing workshop. Over two hours we will use the surrealist mark making technique of frottage to create drawings with parchment and graphite. All materials provided.


Archive Cut-Ups
March 31st
2pm-4pm
Teen

In the photo archives of the San Diego History Center Research Archives, one can find images of nudist robots, elephant tea parties, and flooded villages. We will explore these archives and photocopy imagery to be transformed into matte medium transfer collages. All materials provided.


Easter Park Clue Hunt
April 16
10am-12pm
All ages

Search for treasures, tales, and tangents in the nooks and crannies of Balboa Park with a scavenger hunt specially designed by Parkeology lead artist Kate Clark. All materials provided.


Drawing with Specimens
May 21
10am-12pm
Ages 8-12

This class will feature special guests from theNAT: a seagull, a seal, a wasps nest, and more. During this observational drawing workshop, we will get up close and personal with specimens borrowed from the 1,300 collection of theNat’s Nature to You library. All materials provided


Father’s Day Breakfast with a Park Ranger
June 18
10am-12pm
All ages

Sit down to breakfast with a Park Ranger, and learn what it’s like to be a steward of the nature, history, and people of Balboa Park. Enjoy views from Balboa Park’s best kept secret diner: Tobey’s 19th Hole. Breakfast subsidized, please bring $5.00-$10.00