Southern Counties California Arts Project

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Southern Counties California Arts Project (SouthCAP) is committed to supporting educators as they assist all students in meeting their full potential academically, personally, and professionally. Southern Counties California Arts Project does this through its professional learning and leadership development programs.

Located in the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University, SouthCAP offers research-based professional learning aligned with the California Arts Standards, the California Arts Education Framework, as well as California’s standards in Career & Technical Education, Career & Technical Education, English Language Development and Common Core Content Literacy for Technical Subjects.

SouthCAP provides professional learning programs for educators in the three southern most counties in California.

  • Imperial
  • Orange
  • San Diego

Christine Rudy-Reed, [email protected]
P: (619) 594-6647
F: (619) 594-4959

San Diego State University
School of Music and Dance
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7902

CSMP Region: 9


SouthCAP Regional Programs

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SouthCAP Community Hours

SouthCAP Community Hours support Imperial, Orange, and San Diego TK-16 dance, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and CTE AME educators.

The Community Hour program sessions provide connection and collaboration among arts educators and leaders in SouthCAP’s region on a regular basis. The sessions offer an opportunity to stay informed on statewide and regional updates and time to dive deeper into local and discipline-specific arts education topics and needs.

Audience: Administrators, Educators


  • October 25, 2023
  • December 6, 2023
  • February 7, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • June 5, 2024

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM (PT)
No Charge, Support by TCAP

Please register before 3:00 PM (PT) on the day of the webinar to ensure that you receive the Zoom link. The Zoom link will be sent to you prior to each webinar.

If you have any questions please send them to Christine Rudy-Reed, [email protected].


Investigating Drawing — The Art of Seeing

Engage directly in hands-on visual arts experiences while exploring a variety of drawing techniques and media.

Develop as an artist and observer, as we discover how artists see the world differently. Notice nuance, explore your creativity, and hone your observational skills!

Aligned with connections to the California Visual Arts Standards, this professional learning is appropriate for Single Subject Arts Teachers, Multiple Subject Teachers, and Teachers of all disciplines in which observation is a key competency. Develop your own artistic skills and collaboratively generate classroom applications for the upcoming school year.

Materials and supplies will be provided. No prior visual arts experience is needed.

  • Dates: July 30 – August 1, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: San Diego State University
  • Registration Fee: $325.00
  • Registration Deadline: Registration will close on June 28, 2024. After this date, registrations may be accepted if space is available.
  • Registration Cancellations: Cancellations prior to July 12, 2024 will be charged a $50 cancellation fee, per participant registration. After July 12, 2024, no refunds will be issued.


SouthCAP’s Arts Education Network

The SouthCAP Arts Education Network convenes online once per quarter supporting K–12 through post-secondary dance, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and CTE AME educators to further equitable, standards-based arts education that promotes students’ artistic literacy. In these unprecedented times the Networks forge new opportunities for teachers and administrators in the arts to connect, collaborate, exchange ideas, share experiences, and stay informed of regional and statewide arts education issues and topics. Network session time will be 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please contact SouthCAP Regional Director, Christine Rudy-Reed, [email protected], for more information.