Lux Habrich grew up in Montréal, Québec; she finds frequent inspiration in her urban upbringing, mixed race identity and immigrant legacy. Having moved to Atlantic Canada in 2012 to complete an Interdisciplinary BFA at NSCAD University, Lux found herself drawn to the narrative potential in craft processes (ceramics and textiles), due to their highly political nature as a domestic, feminine and often undervalued form of production. Committed to expressing social justice issues and participating in support work, Lux externalizes intense internal grievances to open up collective issues and qualities of larger community struggle to receive moments of healing and empowerment.
Workshops and Activities
Creative and applied arts offer a form of communication beyond the realms of language, allowing for a valuable means of self-expression. It is an exceptional form of inclusive learning and connecting that promotes an appreciation and elevation of difference instead of ostracizing it. Art making exposes us to an abundance of worldviews and celebrates the identity of an individual and community alike. As an aspiring art therapist, I am interested in sharing the immense healing qualities embedded in craft processes, and the internal validation, wellness, and creative freedom art can grant us. As much of my own practice is focused on social awareness, I would like to explore the many components that make up our identity and encourage collaborative group participation to create temporary / permanent art installations that are accessible to the public and make meaningful art objects that relates closely to the children's everyday lives. Material explorations will consist of textile, ceramic and other mixed media sculptural mediums: I am interested in teaching textile wall hangings, clothing personalization and garment making (weaving, sewing, embroidery, dyeing, image transfers) as well as ceramic mural and hand-building techniques for abstract and representational sculptures (glazing, slip drawing, mold making).
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Primary – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
3D/Sculpture, Textiles/Fabric, Contemporary Art Practice, Performance/Installation, Mixed Media