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Chinese Paper Lantern Project at Free Family Art Day


  • WHEN Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 1 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Celebrate Chinese New Year by creating a Chinese paper lantern at Oceanside Museum of Art’s Free Family Art Day on February 7th from 1- 4 p.m.

Kids can also learn how to paint Chinese characters at our Calligraphy Workshop. Members of the Mira Costa Chinese Club will guide children and their families through the traditional art of paper lanterns.

Chinese paper lanterns are more than just decorations; since 250 B.C. they have been used to celebrate births, deaths, weddings, social status and approaching danger. After making the paper lantern you can personalize it with drawings and poems.

Bring the whole family to this free art-making day at the museum where children are encouraged to view the artwork featured in the exhibitions - Industrial Alchemy: John Zabrucky, Plastic Fantastic: Allison Renshaw, Discoveries in Dystopia: Greg Brotherton, and Selections from the Permanent Collection.

Family Art Day includes all necessary materials and is free to the public. Children can enjoy an informational docent tour geared specifically for kids at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Free Family Art Day is a program that provides the community with cultural and educational art experiences. For information about membership and the museum call 760.435.3720 or visit

The museum is located at 704 Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, within walking distance from the Oceanside transit center with Amtrak, Coaster, Sprinter and Metrolink stops. The museum Web site offers photo galleries of recent exhibitions as well as a calendar of coming events.

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