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School of the Arts is amazing

On February 27, my husband and I attended a wonderful event hosted by Michael and Catalina Sykes at the Fallbrook School of the Arts.

About 40 people were in attendance and were treated to a tour of the foundry, painting and ceramics studios, followed up with hands-on art experiences.

Dixon Fish led a printmaking project, Jo Sebern and Jack Janzen let us have a turn at the wheel to throw a ceramic vessel and Yvonne Gaudet led a painting exercise. They generously donated their time and materials to help spread the word about all of the creative opportunities at the School of the Arts.

I was reminded what a gem the facility is and how rare it is for a community to have a venue that offers such a wide array of classes.

As an artist and instructor, I have taught at both the San Diego Museum of Art and the La Jolla Athenaeum, and while they are great places to take classes, neither of them have the facilities and classes that match those at the Fallbrook School of the Arts. It is a vibrant contributor to our community and deserves our support.

The evening was evidence of the value of creativity, even for those who are not artists. Natural talents were discovered. Making art nourishes the soul, no matter the end result, and in these times it’s an investment with amazing dividends.

Amber George


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