celebrating creativity and community

What is Mass Creativity?

Mass Creativity is a series of outreach workshops designed to inspire imagination and creativity, and make hands-on art-making accessible to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Each year the Mass Creativity program consists of complimentary workshops in diverse communities in San Diego that take place throughout April-June and culminate in a free all-day event at the Museum.

Mass Creativity Day 2018 took place on Saturday, June 23 from 10am-3pm.

Mass Creativity 2018

This year marked Mass Creativity’s 6th year at The New Children’s Museum- this year also marked the Museum’s 10th anniversary as The New Children’s Museum and 35th anniversary in San Diego! We celebrated with art-making workshops inspired by discovery, diversity and community. Many people joined our Museum’s Creative Team in these free hands-on workshops where we celebrated culture and share our stories through art and play. Saturday, June 23 from 10am-3pm was our FREE all-day Museum event complete with live entertainment, festivities, art-making and more!

For 2018 we partnered with the following community centers:

Casa Familiar Civic and Recreation Center
Barrio Logan College Institute
Paradise Hills
The San Diego LGBT Community Center
Solutions for Change
South Bay Community Services at Castle Park Elementary
Southern Sudanese Community Center

2018 Mass Creativity Workshops

Saturday, May 12 | 11am-1pm
Casa Familiar Civic and Recreation Center
212 West Park Avenue
San Ysidro, CA 92173

Saturday, May 19 | 1-3pm
Southern Sudanese Community Center
4077 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

Thursday, May 24 | 3-5pm
Paradise Hills
7900 Paradise Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92114

Saturday, June 2 | 1-3pm
The San Diego LGBT Center
3909 Centre Street
San Diego, CA 92103

2018 Workshop Theme

PEOPLE + PLACES PROJECT by local artist Rizzhel Javier

Inspired by family, travel and conversations.

Visitors celebrated family stories at our Mass Creativity workshop with free hands-on art-making activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Meet the artist behind the workshop

Rizzhel Javier (San Diego, 1983)  is a San Diego based artist and educator.  She graduated college with a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in 2012.  Rizzhel is an active member of the arts community in the region.

Her work explores topics in communication, identity, memory and human relationships. Trained in darkroom photography, in the last ten years, Rizzhel has combined her images with sculpture, installation and digital media. Her pieces are playful and often require the viewer to engage physically with the work. She works autobiographically, using art and photography, to explore personal, community and global transformation. Through sharing personal stories, Rizzhel hopes to encourage viewers to recall their own memories, personal experiences and reflection.

Check out Rizz’s most current focus, People and Places Project, an exploration of identity, storytelling and community.

Mass Creativity 2018 was generously funded by:


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