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Virtual VALISE PROJECT

Bring an interactive art experience into your virtual classroom! Each valise is a portable work of art that provides students a complete experience – from seeing, discussing, and touching the art to creating works of their own. The Virtual Valise Project allows a Lux Teaching Artist to virtually visit you classroom and lead a discussion and interactive hands-on art making experience. All materials will be provided by Lux for pick-up at your students' school.

 

Digital VALISE PROJECT

The Valise Project is also available digitally with a prerecorded presentation featuring Valise Teaching Artist Justin McHugh with a guided lesson plan for students to follow.


If you are interested in either our Virtual or Digital Valise Project please contact our Valise Teaching Artist Justin McHugh at jmchugh@luxartinstitute.org or (760) 436-6611 for more information or to schedule!


 

Virtual School tours

Take an interactive tour of Lux's current Artist-in-Residence and Regional Artist exhibitions led by a Lux educator.


If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a tour for your class please email education@luxartinstitute.org.

 

 

 

On Site Opportunities

Onsite Opportunities for your classroom will resume once local, state, and federal restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic allow for the safe reopening of our Education Pavilion facilities.\

 

LUXCURSIONS

Your Luxscurion will begin in the Education Pavilion located at the first building at the bottom of the hill. Led by our teaching artist you will learn about the exhibition at the Brandes Gallery. Immediately after, you will be guided to walk through the sculpture trail and visit the exhibition of our current Artist-in-Residence at the Artist Pavillion. You will learn about the artist, experience the creative process and have in depth conversation about the exhibition. Followed by a related hands-on art project in the Education Pavilion.Luxcursions are available:

Luxcursion's are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30.

Lux can host a maximum of 35 students and 10 minimum per school group. 

 

THE VALISE PROJECT

Bring an interactive art experience into your classroom! Each valise is a portable work of art that provides students a complete experience – from seeing, discussing, and touching the art to creating works of their own. With curricular connections to math, language arts, social studies, and science, The Valise Project offers a powerful interdisciplinary learning opportunity.

 

How It Works

A Lux teacher will bring a valise to your classroom and lead an interactive 2-hour session that includes a project focused on the valise. Before the visit, you will receive a teaching guide with suggestions for incorporating The Valise Project into appropriate grade-level curricula.

Call for rates. Multiple presentations offered at a discounted rate. Or contact Claudia Cano at ccano@luxartinstitute.org. We kindly request that you schedule presentations at least one month in advance.

Valise programs are also available for senior centers and community organizations.

The Valise Project is graciously supported by Coastal Community Foundation, an organization that provides substantial grant funding to instructors across North County San Diego. Additional support comes from the David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation, the Carlsbad Education Foundation, and the Nordson Corporation Foundation.

 

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TOURS

Bring your class for an interactive tour that includes a 45-minute docent-led exploration of the artist studio for high school and college groups. Students have the opportunity to meet the artist-in-residence during residency periods or to sketch in the studio during non-residency times.

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by appointment.  Please contact education@luxartinstitute.org