Winter/Spring

2013 – Youth & Teen Classes

Education programs sponsored in part by ARCHI+ETC.LLC. Thank you! To find out how you can support arts education, email Jo Ann Emerson.

To register for classes call 402.466.8692 or click on the link of the class and register online.

Read our registration guidelines for answers to frequently asked questions

LUX Center for the Arts offers a wide array of classes designed to develop technical skills and creativity while encouraging students to have fun. Instructors and Resident Artists are qualified to teach all ages and skill levels in well-equipped studios. Classes are offered year-round and need-based scholarships are available. Download a scholarship application here.

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Elementary (Ages 5-9)

 

Mud Monsters
Let your child’s imagination run wild in this ceramics class where they will create their own monsters, masks, and stories out of mud (clay)!
Instructor: Sara Truman
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYCER-01 Sat., Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 1-2:30pm FULL


Clay-ology—New Lessons!
Learn a new way to create with clay! Using pinching, coil building and slab rolling techniques, we will make pots your child can use and sculptures you can display, while learning about the principles and elements of art. Featuring brand new lesson plans for the winter/spring term.
Instructor: Sara Truman
Tuition: $52 LUX Members (non-members $65)
WYCER-02 Sat., Feb. 16-March 9, 1-2:30pm FULL

WYCER-03 Sat., Mar. 23-Apr. 20, 1-2:30pm (no class March 30) FULL


Backyard Ceramics—NEW!
In this class your child will make one of a kind works of art, inspired by nature. Projects include wind chimes, flowerpots and garden sculptures, and are perfect for display in your backyard or garden.
Instructor: Sara Truman
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYCER-04 Sat., Mar. 23-Apr 20, 3-4:30pm (no class March 30) 


Drawing 101
Master basic drawing principles with pencil and charcoal on paper; experiment with line, shape, form, and perspective while drawing landscapes, still lifes, and portraits.
Instructor: Bart Lynch
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYPNT-01 Sat., Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 10-11:30am FULL
WYPNT-02 Sat., Mar. 23-Apr. 20, 1-2:30pm (no class March 30) FULL


Drawing 102
Students will expand on their Drawing 101 skills with activities in gesture, contour, proportion and composition, and work from a photograph to complete a large drawing, finished in ink and watercolor.
Instructor: Aileen Wiles
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYPNT-03 Sat., Feb. 16-Mar. 9, 3-4:30pm


Art Zoo: Mixed Media Animals—NEW!
Be wild with creativity and make arty animals using a variety of materials. Clay, paint, felt, and more will be explored.
Instructor: Jordan Buschur & Lindsey Clausen
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYMIX-01 Sat., Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 3-4:30pm FULL


Making Art with the Sheldon Masters—NEW!
Using images from the Sheldon Art Museum’s permanent collection, your child will create works inspired by the techniques of prominent American artists. Students will explore the processes of painting, sculpture, collage and more. The first session will be held at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Following sessions will be held at LUX Center.
Instructor: Jordan Buschur & Lindsey Clausen
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYMIX-02 Sat., Feb. 16-Mar. 16, 10-11:30am FULL

Superhero Design—NEW!
In this mixed media class your child will create a superhero of their own design. Working from sketches, students will create all the necessary superhero accessories: masks, capes and costumes, while making their superhero come to life!
Instructor: Aileen Wiles
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYMIX-03 Sat., Mar. 23-Apr. 20, 10-11:30am (no class March 30) FULL

Middle School (Ages 10-13)

Clay Handbuilding—NEW!
No wheels needed in this class where your child will get their hands dirty and use handbuilding techniques to create slab boxes, figural clay sculptures and more.
Instructor: Naomi Mostkoff
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYCER-05 Sat., Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 10-11:30am 


WYCER-06 Sat., Feb. 16-Mar. 9, 3-4:30pm 

Tweens on Wheels
Work on the potter’s wheel to form bowls, mugs, and vases while exploring the exciting possibilities of clay.
Instructor: Naomi Mostkoff
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYCER-07 Sat., Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 3-4:30pm FULL
WYCER-08 Sat., Mar. 23-Apr. 20, 10-11:30am (no class March 30)

Tweens on Wheels 2
Students will refine their wheel throwing skills while also learning to alter their vessels with handles and spouts. Students will complete their work with a variety of surface treatments and glazes.
Instructor: Naomi Mostkoff
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYCER-09 Sat., Feb. 16-Mar. 9, 10-11:30am 

Comic Book Illustration
Tell a story in the visual format of a comic book while creating characters and script dialog composed by page and panel.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYPNT-04 Sat., Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 1-2:30pm 


WYPNT-05 Sat., Mar. 23-Apr. 20, 3-4:30pm (no class March 30) 

Large-scale Painting—NEW!
Students will create individual, oversized works on paper using acrylic and watercolor paints, and work together to create a large collaborative painting that will be displayed at the LUX.
Instructor: Jordan Buschur
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYPNT-06 Sat., Mar. 23-Apr. 20, 1-2:30pm (no class March 30) 

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Paper-Palooza—NEW!
Join the paper party and make handmade paper and create projects in collage, origami, paper quilling, and paper sculpture.
Instructor: Trudie Teijink
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYMIX-04 Sat., Feb. 16-Mar. 9, 1-2:30pm 

Artistic Wearables—NEW!
In this class t-shirts are transformed into wearable works of art through altering,
screen-printing and dyeing. Basic, white t-shirtswill be provided, but feel free to bring others from home!
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)

WYMIX-05 Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 3-4:30pm FULL

High School (Ages 14-18)

One-Day Jewelry Workshop: Wire Wrapping—NEW!

Work with simple wire wrapping techniques to make earrings and wrap stones for hanging from a chain.  Supplies will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own beads to individualize projects.
Instructor: Drew Lueders
Tuition: $32 LUX members (non-members $40)
WYMET-01 Thurs., Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30pm

One-Day Jewelry Workshop: Rings—NEW!
Create custom-fit, personalized rings out of wire and beads. Supplies will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own beads to individualize projects.
Instructor: Drew Lueders
Tuition: $32 LUX members (non-members $40)
WYMET-02 Thurs., Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30pm

Mixing it Up: Acrylic Paints and More
Experiment with acrylic paint and mix media while exploring the elements of composition and color mixing. Gain the freedom to incorporate other materials and media into your paintings and learn tricks for transferring images.
Instructor: Chris Rudasill
Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
WYPNT-07 Tues., Jan. 29-Feb. 19, 6:30-8:30pm

Urban Stencil Printmaking
Students will delve into the historical, social & contemporary implications of ‘stencil art’. Screen printing, positive/negative space compositions, and image layering will all be explored.
Instructor: Jen Deets
Tuition: $80 LUX members (non-members $100)
WYPNT-08 Thurs., March 7-April 18, 6:30-8:30pm  (no class March 14)

Art Sampler for the Intimidated
Sample all the LUX has to offer.  Each week will feature a new instructor and new art media. Tackle beginning level art projects with step-by-step instructions in pottery, painting, drawing, glass fusing and bookmaking. Open to teens and adults.
Instructor: Artist-in-Residence
Tuition: $100 LUX members (non-members $125)
WMIX-01 Thurs., April 25-May 30, 6:30-8:30pm