Community Days in the Education Commons
Every Wednesday in beginning June 28 through August 30, step back in time as the Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the whole family. Learn to sketch or dance, try your hand at a traditional craft, or explore the science of Crystal Cove State Park.
The fun doesn’t stop the rest of the year! Every Wednesday from September-June, you can still stop into the Commons to learn about the art of wrapping sea glass. Check the Calendar for upcoming dates.
Family Plein Air Art Workshop
These fun family workshops are intended for parents, grandparents, and children ages 8 and up. During the three-hour program, family teams will explore the basics of plein air painting, and then work together to design a fun still life arrangement that captures the summer spirit of the Cove, as each family member creates their own masterpiece.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – 9am-12pm – Alan Nowell, Instructor
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – 9am-12pm – Alan Nowell, Instructor
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – 9am-12pm – Laura Rosenkranz, Instructor
The Great Plein Air Art Experience
Crystal Cove State Park has a long history of plein air artists painting and preserving its beautiful landscapes. Now every summer, you can be a part of this 100-year-old tradition! Spend a relaxing day with one of Crystal Cove State Park’s plein air artists while capturing the beauty of the Cove on canvas. No experience required; this introductory class is recommended for novices only.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 9am-2pm – Alan Nowell, Instructor
Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 9am-2pm – Alan Nowell, Instructor
Thursday, June 29, 2017 – 9am-2pm – Laura Rosenkranz, Instructor
Thursday, July 27, 2017 – 9am – 2pm – Laura Rosenkranz, Instructor
Thursday, August 10, 2017 – 9am-2pm – Laura Rosenkranz, Instructor
Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 9am-2pm – Laura Rosenkranz, Instructor
Movie Nights on the Beach
Every summer, Crystal Cove Conservancy hosts three different fun and historic movies on a giant inflatable screen outside the Historic District’s “Beaches” Film & Media Center! Learn about Crystal Cove’s role in the early film industry as you relax on the sand and enjoy a one of a kind movie-going experience.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 – Mary Poppins – 8pm
Thursday, July 27, 2017 – Beach Party – 8pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 – To Have and Have Not – 8pm