Virtual Summer Art Camp 2020 Programs

Lux's Summer Art Camp returns for summer 2020 in a new virtual form! Join us as we combine innovative artistic processes with guidance from professional teaching artists. Each of our 6 weeks of camp will feature a different teaching artist for a specified age group (see below). 

Lux has brought together 6 phenomenal Teaching Artists to lead a different week of camp exploring unique themes and mediums. Learn more about each week and teaching artist below!


All Summer Art Camp will be conducted virtually for the 2020 session. Teachers will meet with their Summer Art Camp students via Zoom and all necessary art making materials will be available at Lux for curbside pick-up (included in the registration fee) or can be shipped to your home for those outside of San Diego, CA (for an additional fee - US only). 


Early Bird Discount [ends June 10th]: $160 for Lux Family Members and Above; $180 for Guests
Regular Pricing: $200 for Lux Family Members and Above; $220 for Guests 

(All Materials Included)

Monday - Thursday

9:00 - 10:00 Lesson-demo-start of the activity (on Zoom)
10:00 - 11:00 Break (leave Zoom)
11:00 - 11:45 Finishing the art activity (on Zoom)
11:45- 12:00 Introduce Flipgrid
12:00 - 1:00 Post on Flipgrid (post about artwork to share with other students)


Week 1: Color Your World!
Dates: June 22 - June 25
Age Group: 5-7
Teaching Artist: Taylor Chapin

Campers will explore the everyday world in new ways through a guided introduction to a rich and varied spectrum of approaches to painting and drawing. Campers will be introduced to different artists and art history movements as they experiment with their own creative and playful ways to use watercolor, acrylic paint, and screen printing, through both 2-D and 3-D projects. 

REGISTer for Week One

Week 2: Exploring Nature through Art
Dates: June 29 - July 2
Age Group: 8-11
Teaching Artist: Josh Moreno

In this class, campers will use an exciting variety of art-making processes that focus on the natural environment and life science. Using a range of art materials such as watercolors, cyanotypes, and clay, we will make finished artworks that will express growing skill sets and ideas discussed in class. Additionally, campers will explore ways to connect with each other and experience art on the internet in a manner that is meaningful and engaging. 


Week 3: Self-Portraits
Dates: July 6 - July 9
Age Group: 12-15
Teaching Artist: Jorge Mujica

Campers will work together to create doodles, zines, and masks based on self-reflections and self-portraits. Students will learn to translate thoughts and feelings into forms and colors, to create characters with basic shapes, and to repurpose everyday materials into art pieces. 


Week 4: Tune Time Musical Creations!
Dates: July 13 - July 16
Age Group: 5-7
Teaching Artist: Lauren Jones

This camp combines music, art, and storytelling encouraging kids to use their imagination! Campers will get creative and share musical ideas with each other. Throughout the week, campers will make personalized homemade instruments, learn to improvise with them, and create their own musical masterpieces. Campers will also practice painting to music and creating original musical stories. 


Week 5: Painting Animals
Dates: July 20 - July 23
Age Group: 8-11
Teaching Artist: Remi Dalton

This camp is for those animal lovers with a creative mind. In this session campers will be introduced to the basics from how to handle the paint and its tools to introducing techniques. Campers will acquire painting skills combining elements of composition and color theory using acrylic paints. The objective of the class will be to paint the student's favorite animal.


Week 6: Adventures on Plastic: Animating with Cels
Dates: July 27 - July 30
Age Group: 12-15
Teaching Artist: Isabelle Aspin

In this session campers will experiment with animating and collaging on cels. Cels are sheets of transparent plastic that enable animators to layer drawing over backgrounds, creating complete images without computers. While cels techniques have been replaced by computers in the last 20 years, drawing and painting on cels connects us to the cartoons of the past, plus it's fun, relaxing, and leaves you with an awesome image! In this 4 day camp we will be covering animation basics, rotoscoping and some neat transparent collaging techniques. We'll also be watching some great animated classics that use cels to their fullest, spectacular potential. 


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Teaching Artist Bios

Taylor Chapin; Week 1

Taylor Chapin was born and raised in Encinitas, CA. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from University of California San Diego. Primarily working in both oil and acrylic, her paintings emphasize pattern, light, reflection, and repetition. Kitsch, consumerism, euphemisms and voyeuristic separation are examined to suggest the inherent comedy, and absurdity, of daily life. She has shown her work throughout San Diego and is currently working on an exhibition for the Oceanside Museum of Art. She has worked as an arts educator, primarily working with kids ages 6-12, for the past four years.


Josh Moreno; Week 2

Joshua Moreno is an interdisciplinary artist from Watsonville, California. He received his BFA at the University of California San Diego where he studied studio art with an emphasis in sculpture and installation. Since 2012, he has been an art educator teaching courses in art history, filmmaking, and studio art. Currently, he is an MFA art practice candidate at Stanford University.


Jorge Mujica; Week 3

Mujica is a teaching artist who’s focused on building reciprocal relationships with students. His class are designed to scaffold meeting after meeting and the effort underlining his pedagogy is to instill in students the willingness to fail and gain insight through repetition. Mujica has exhibited in International art fairs Qipo Art Fair (Mexico City)  Copyright (Berlin, Germany), and has a public sculpture at the Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach.) He completed a MFA in Painting from Yale University, a MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the Art Institute of Chicago and holds BA’s in Political Science and Art History from Cal State Bakersfield.


Lauren Jones; Week 4

Lauren Jones is a musician, teacher, and interdisciplinary artist originally from Hartselle, Alabama. She earned her master’s degree at UC San Diego in vocal performance in 2018. Since then, she has worked as a teaching artist at The New Children’s Museum and taught elementary music through the non-profit Maestro Music. She also teaches private piano lessons and plays piano for church services. Her most recent endeavor, “Lauren’s Music Class,” involves making online educational videos for children ages 4-8. Lauren enjoys playing various instruments, singing, and creating imaginative media content for children and grown-ups alike. Some of her other hobbies include various outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, swimming, and rock climbing.

Remi Dalton; Week 5

Remi Dalton is a San Diego based artist with an independent studio/gallery in Liberty Station Arts District. Her practice primarily focuses on oil painting and investigates the romance of the digital landscape. Remi received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from San Diego State University in 2019. Originally from Oklahoma City, OK she has resided in San Diego for over a decade. She received dual Bachelor degrees in Visual Arts and Chemistry from the University of San Diego in 2014.

Isabel Aspin; Week 6

Isabelle Aspin is an animator and arts educator from Clinton, New Jersey, currently based out of Los Angeles. She graduated from CalArts in 2016 with a BFA in animation. Her personal work combines current events, history and fiction into textural, handmade animations. Isabelle is interested in using animation to unpack the way we process humanity's transmutations of the planet-- be it by climate change, pollution, land development and beyond. Professionally, Isabelle has worked as a freelance director and animator on projects for clients like Vice, Giphy, Massive Science, HBO and StoryCorps, in addition to working on numerous documentaries and feature films.