Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lux Art Institute Encinitas

  Lux Art Institute  in Encinitas California is an amazing facility where you can actually watch living art come to life in front of your eyes. Artists are commissioned to come and live at the facility and create their work on the premises. They also teach children the importance of creative art as well as do hands on classes.

Program Overview
Lux created The Valise Project in 2000 as a way to reintroduce art into the classroom. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp, who carried miniatures of his work inside a suitcase, Lux commissions portable works of art that double as powerful interdisciplinary teaching tools. The valises travel to hundreds of classrooms around San Diego County each year, giving students a rare up-close and hands-on experience with museum-quality art.
In The Classroom
How it works: A Lux teacher will bring a valise to your classroom and lead an interactive 2-hour presentation and project focused on the valise. Prior to the presentation the classroom teacher will be given access to a teaching guide that suggests ideas for incorporating The Valise Project into appropriate grade-level curriculum. Valise programs are also available for senior centers and community organizations.
Cost: $200/class for a single presentation (includes all materials). Multiple presentations offered at discounted price. Limited scholarships available for Title I schools. Call for details.
To schedule: Presentations should be scheduled at least a month in advance for best availability. Email or call 760.436.6611 for more information.

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