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Camps & Classes For Kids & Teens


  • Kids-in-Residence is Lux’s in-depth, after-school art program for young artists ages 5-12. Each session corresponds to the Lux Residency schedule and is based on the ideas, style, and technique of the current artist-in-residence.

    The curriculum allows kids to get up-close and personal with professional artists by studying their work, experimenting with similar techniques and materials, and following the artists’ progress in the studio from start to finish.

    2014/2015 Season Schedule

    Ann Weber
    Ages 5-12 
    Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, 
    November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17

    Julian Kreimer
    Ages 5-12 
    Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, 
    January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25

    Ebony Patterson
    Ages 5-12 
    Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, 
    April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13

    Squeak Carnwath
    Ages 5-12 
    Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, J
    une 3, 10, 17, 24


    Sign up for the Lux mailing list for program announcements.

    Space is limited and waitlisting is expected.

    For more information: email or visit the Lux Kids Blog.

Art Out Loud

  • Art Out Loud is a special Saturday morning art tour and workshop just for kids ages 6-8. Students are led by a Lux educator through the outdoor nature trail, followed by a tour of the current exhibition of Lux's artist-in-residence. Inspired by the exhibit, participants create a hands-on project using similar techniques or concepts as the artist-in-residence.


    10:00-11:00 am: Sculpture hunt & Studio tour
    11:00-11:45 am: Hands-on art project

    Season 2014/2015 Calendar
    September 20, 2014
    November 22, 2014
    January 31, 2014
    April 11, 2014
    June 20, 2014

    To sign up & learn more: Space is limited and waitlisting is expected.
    Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members
    For more information: email and check out the Lux Kids Blog.


Junior Art Board

  • Lux Art Institute launched its first Junior Art Board during the 2012/13 school year with the support of a grant from the Thomas C. Ackerman Foundation. The Junior Art Board has kicked off its second season with a group of 12 junior-high-age art enthusiasts from all over San Diego County. The students meet weekly after school at Lux to make art, meet artists and museum professionals, and planned events and activities to get their peers involved at Lux.
    Throughout the 2013/14 school year, the Junior Art Board members have planned and hosted events for teens and tweens. Film screenings, artist meet & greets, peer-led exhibition tours, art parties and an art show featuring t{w}een artwork were available to hundreds of teens and t{w}eens! For junior-high age students interested in attending these events, follow the Junior Art Board blog or Facebook page!

    Stay tuned for 2014/2015 news about Junior Art Board.


    Be on the Junior Art Board: The program is an application-based annual commitment for art enthusiasts. Sign up for the Lux mailing list for the recruitment announcement for the 2014/2015 school year in late summer 2014.

    For more information: Visit the Junior Art Board blog and Facebook page or email

Summer Art Camp

  • Lux 2014 Summer Art Camp was bigger and better than ever! Lux officially broke in the new Education Pavilion, where there was even more space to expand. We added an additional week, another age group, and another three hours of instruction to each week!

    Lux’s popular six-week Summer Art Camp allowed kids to explore, make, and exhibit art in a museum setting. Each week of camp was based on a different theme or discipline, including drawing, book arts, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, and painting. Classes met four days a week (for a total of 12 instruction hours per week) and featured creative projects, nature walks and studio tours. The camp culminated with a professionally-hung art show in the Artist Pavilion and Education Pavilion, where students invited family, friends, and teachers to view work created during the camp.

    Stay tuned for information about Lux 2015 Summer Art Camp.

    To support the Summer Art Camp Scholarship program:
    Make a donation online, or call Colleen Ennis at 760-­436-­6611 x209.

    See Summer Art Camp in action: Visit the Lux Kids Blog!



EUSD Fall Camp

  • Expanding Lux's popular Summer Camp program, Lux now offers a Fall Camp in conjunction with Encinitas Union School District's fall break. Classes meet five days a week and incorporate a variety of creative activities and art projects. During the first week, students learn about contemporary artists such as Petah Coyne, Erwin Wurm and Jan von Holleben and create projects based on their work. The second week is dedicated to Halloween, costumes, masks and artists working with candy such as Pip & Pop.

    GRADES K-6
    WEEK ONE: October 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    WEEK TWO: October 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

    Extended day art-making until 3pm is available on a daily basis for an additional charge of $20 per day per child.

    (c)=child supplement holder
    Online registration required

    If you have any questions about registration, please contact us at or at 760-436-6611.

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