Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make art more accessible and personally meaningful. At Lux, you don’t just see finished works of art; you see the artistic process firsthand, observing internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment.
Lux Art Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Closed until September 10th
Monday through Friday: 9:00am–5:00pm
Closed on Monday, September 5th
Our young artists are growing up and Lux has introduced a new program just for our 9 - 12 year old students. Youth Lab is a studio course organized as a way for our students to work both independently and collaboratively on pieces that will be exhibited at the end of 12 sessions. Students will be introduced to a new theme and corresponding contemporary artists that they will then be asked to respond to through their own artwork. Youth Lab encourages students to consider how they will choose to interpret and translate their own ideas while experimenting with a variety of mediums including photography, video and sound. Exhibition Date TBD.
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15 & 22.
Teen Collective is a semester long program designed to challenge young artists to develop their artistic voice and produce work in a peer-driven and encouraging environment. Throughout the course, students will create two portfolio pieces and -working together- select a theme for the semester's culminating exhibition. Instructed by Lux Lead Educator Greg Smaller, students will learn about current contemporary art practices by engaging with the Lux Residency Program and drawing inspiration from professionals in the field. Students are encouraged to work in a variety of media spanning traditional 2D painting and drawing to sound, video, and photography.
Works will be professionally photographed, providing each student with a resource for college entrance and scholarship applications. Open Studio included for Teen Collective students. Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25,November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6 & 13.
Exhibition date will be determined once students create a theme.
Visiting artist Vicki Walsh has a skilled approach to teaching color theory with clear and personally designed instruction for handling paint safely and using color in an inspiring way. Participants come away from this class with a thorough understanding of color and value, and a systematic approach to palette creation that will allow them to use the oil medium with skill and confidence, all while experimenting with subject matter personal to their own artistic interests.
All skill levels welcome.
Class dates are as follows:
Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, November 9, 16, 30, December 7, & 14.MORE >
When you donate to Lux, you create: art by internationally recognized artists and local elementary students; conversations about art; connections with local artists and the art community; a commitment to San Diego arts for everyone. Donate to Lux and watch creativity unfold. . . More >
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