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January Happenings at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

San Diego CA— Celebrate the new year with brand-new experiences! ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is kicking off 2021 with new activities to keep everyone connected. Start writing your memoir, learn a new skill during a variety of arts and crafts classes, and check out the stunning new art installation. There is something for everyone and so much more all month long.

INSTALLATIONS AT THE STATION

Located between Moniker General and The Presley, the latest addition to Installations at the Station was created by artist James Armenta in partnership with Intuit.

“James has as longtime history in Liberty Station having attended High Tech High through his middle and high school years,” says Lisa Johnson, President & CEO of NTC Foundation. “This mural serves as a symbol of hope to the arts community and we are thrilled to feature this mural alongside our many other public art installations located throughout ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.”

The untitled mural uses maritime signal flags and dazzle camouflage. For many years maritime signal flags have been used as a system of communication between vessels. However, dazzle camouflage was a pattern used by ships in both World Wars. The bold, staggered stripes shield a ship’s direction and speed from enemies. This mural was created as part of Intuit’s “We Care and Give Back” program which gives employees 32 hours each year to volunteer their time, talent, and resources to further the causes close to their hearts.

WINTER MUSIC SESSION FOR KIDS

Songbirds Music has begun their winter session of interactive classes for children. Along with weekly classes, enrollment includes a virtual “Songs for You” house call, song book and music download, and access for parents to a closed Facebook Group with weekly bonus content to keep the fun going. Sign your child up for classes including Music Together, Canta y Baila Conmigo, and Rhythm Kids. Plus, new parents can sign up for an interactive class to introduce the love of music to their babies.

BEGIN WRITING YOUR NOVEL

San Diego Writers, Ink is offering an eight-week online novel writing workshop designed to be taken at your own pace. Taught by award-winning author Tammy Greenwood, each week you will learn a different technical aspect of novel writing including point of view, plot, structure, and methods of characterization. Additionally, in the last two weeks, you will be allowed to post up to 2000 words of your work-in-progress for feedback by Greenwood and the group.

CRAFTING WORKSHOPS

Learn a new skill this month during San Diego Craft Collective’s variety of arts and crafts classes for all ages and skill levels available throughout the month. Highlights from this month include:

  • Eco Printing – Learn the process of natural dyeing and eco printing to create a custom organic merino wool infinity scarf.
  • Indigo Shibori Banner (1/16) – Learn the skill shibori stitching and create a cotton banner dyed with indigo ready to be hung in your home.

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is home to a variety of locally owned restaurants, boutiques, and art studios. Check out the full list of businesses to continue supporting all year long.

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