Community Days in the Education Commons
Every Wednesday from 10am-4pm beginning June 19 through August 28, step back in time as the Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the whole family. Stop by the Education Commons and let the serene surroundings stimulate your inner artist. Create watercolor masterpieces and your very own charm to take home, using sea glass taken directly from the beach. Also learn about the unique history of Crystal Cove through a guided tour of the historic district, or explore the science of Crystal Cove State Park. Event is free to the public.
Wednesdays, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28
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.
6/24 – Instructor – Laura Rosenkranz
7/18 – Instructor – Alan Nowell
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.
6/20 – Instructor – Alan Nowell
6/25 – Instructor – Alan Nowell SOLD OUT
7/9 – Instructor – Alan Nowell
7/16 – Instructor – Alan Nowell
7/23 – Instructor – Debbie Morines
8/6 – Instructor – Alan Nowell
8/13 – Instructor – Debbie Morines
8/15 – Instructor – Laura Rosenkranz
8/20 – Instructor – Alan Nowell
8/27 – Instructor – Alan Nowell
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.
Join Crystal Cove Conservancy this summer to enjoy some favorite historic films on the beach in Crystal Cove State Park’s Historic District!
Starting at 8pm, all movies will be shown outside “Beaches” Cottage #13 and are free to the public with a $15 State Park day-use fee.
6/27 – The Little Mermaid (1989)
7/25 – Dr. Strangelove (1964)
8/8 – Sabrina (1954)