Virtual Summer Art Camp 2020 Programs- Lux Art Institute | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

Virtual Summer Art Camp 2020 Programs- Lux Art Institute

*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 07/30/2020
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).

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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. 


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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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)


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