Student Success Profiles

Lua T. Nguyen

Lifeskills Education Advancement Program - Older Adults

Lua Nguyen works non-stop on her artwork in the Older Adult's Program's Creative Arts Class. Last year, Nguyen completed a three by four foot canvas designed with complimentary colors that sold at the Westview Art Show in Santa Ana. This year, Nguyen has surpassed student objectives. She demonstrated that she is fully aware of art as ornamentation by producing her own hand-crafted weavings. Originally based on the idea of American Indian dream catchers, Nguyens' weavings have evolved into sculpture forms that surpass utilitarian use. Her instructor Gloria Solis said, "Lua has overcome many obstacles in her learning including language barriers, communication skills, comprehension, and not being able to stay on task, she works joyfully and diligently as her self-expression diligence grows."