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LUXCURSIONS

K-8 students experience creativity in action with a field trip to Lux Art Institute. Each Luxcursion includes a docent-led tour through the artist’s studio, exhibition areas, sculptural installations, and native landscape of the Lux grounds. Following the tour, students take part in a hands-on art project related to current exhibition(s).

Luxcursions are available:

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Lux can host a maximum of 32 students per school group. 

Cost: $8 per student or $5 per student for Title 1 or Head Start Program

Sample Luxcursion Schedule

9:00–9:20: Introduction and site tour with Lux Liaison
9:20–9:40: Studio tour
9:40–11:00: Hands-on art project

Please call for rates at 760.436.6611.  Discount rates for Title 1 or Head Start Programs.

Keep art alive in San Diego public schools. Sponsor a Luxcursion tour. Contact Carla Roemer at education@luxartinstitute.org for more information.

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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 Erick Perez at education@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. Family Art Nights provided by the generous support of the Oceanside Arts Commission.

 

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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: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday mornings; Open hours on Thursdays or by appointment during non-residency periods.

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MORE WAYS FOR EDUCATORS TO GET INVOLVED

Come to an event and get inspired
Submit artwork your students have created to the Lux Kids Blog. Send a quality image and description to education@luxartinstitute.org.
Recommend a student for a Summer Art Camp scholarship
Inquire about our Volunteer Teacher Advisory Council. Email education@luxartinstitute.org for more information.