The role of the artist is to transmit to humanity the deepest experience of reality. - Rupert Spira
Founded in 2006, Lascaux Academy began as a community of traditional fine artists and students working side by side in a friendly environment that encourages creativity, openness, and growth.
We believe there is an inner artist inside you, regardless of your background or vocation, and our goal is to help you find your artistic voice. Each of our artists has experience in both the studio and in the classroom, which means you get teachers who have not only great art technique but great teaching technique too.
We offer live, online classes and camps with a variety of subject matters using both traditional and digital mediums.
Learn. Create. Inspire.
Lascaux Academy was born out of a vision to support artists of all ages, from children to teens to adults. We provide an open and safe environment to express yourself with art, crafts, technology, dance, music, or any other creative medium. We have one simple rule: laugh and have fun, while respecting your classmates, your teachers, and your classrooms.
In order to have fun, we give our students the freedom to imagine and create. And we believe that the fewer rules we have, the more they are able to do this. In fact, we take the following quote from Albert Einstein to heart:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."
This means our students think out of the box and are as creative as they choose to be. Given creative freedom, they often inspire and teach our staff something new! Our instructors genuinely love teaching, and so they gently guide their students and give them the skills, techniques, and encouragement they need to explore the full depths of their imaginations and have fun.
CLASSES & CAMPS
Learn and Grow
We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of both online & on-site (in-person) classes and camps fitting all skill levels and mediums.
The safety of our staff and students is our number one priority. Therefore, our on-site classroom size is 1:6 teacher-student ratio with no engagement with other classrooms We also provide our teachers with personal protective equipment, conduct daily deep cleaning, and ensure frequent hand washing throughout the day for staff and students.
THE FUTURE WE SEE
Bringing Artists & Engineers Together
Lascaux Academy is a well respected and thriving art academy in Belmont, CA. We envision a future where both artists and engineers work side by side in the workplace, and learn from one another for the benefit of society.
For example, in the age of coronavirus and social injustice, it is essential that corporations not only develop the technologies that enable people to telework and physically distance themselves, but at the same time, use art to teach people to connect emotionally and bring themselves closer together.
In other words, having artists in the workplace who remind us to play and have fun and be kind to others, regardless of our differences, is as important as having engineers on staff who develop the software and hardware tools that enable us to do our work and earn an income. This is good for corporations, for their bottom line, and for the well-being of people everywhere.
Are you an artist, engineer, educator, corporation, or government agency, and would like to collaborate to bring about our vision? If so, please contact us below. We would love to hear from you!
Located in the Belmont Plaza (nextdoor to Whispers Cafe)
390 El Camino Real, Suite U
Belmont, CA 94002 USA
TAX ID: 46-3598606