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Historical society to offer free summer cultural arts classes

FALLBROOK – With the help of a matching grant from the David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation, the Fallbrook Historical Society will offer free summer cultural arts classes for youth ages 6 to 11 at the historic Reche Schoolhouse, 1319 S. Live Oak Park Road.

Classes will take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon and will be taught by professional artist Patricia Saunders. Although the classes are free, donations are appreciated. The schedule is as follows:

July 16 – Acrylic Painting – Students will learn the art of acrylic painting as they capture the image of the Reche Schoolhouse.

Aug. 20 – Basket Weaving – Students will learn the art of Native American basket weaving and explore on-site artifacts. A member of the Pala Tribe will be on hand to talk about her culture and the use of grinding stones, some of which remain on the schoolhouse grounds.

Sept. 17 – Watercolor Painting – Students will learn the art of watercolor painting as they capture the image of the Myrtle Creek barn.

“This is the first time we’ve been able to offer these types of classes,” said Saunders. “We will be providing all the materials free of charge, and because space is limited, I encourage early signups.”

The David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation bestowed a 1:1 matching grant to the historical society up to $500. To date, FHS has raised $250. To donate to this fund, or to reserve a spot in one or more of the classes, call Saunders at 442-226-6294.

Submitted by the Fallbrook Historical Society.

 

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