Festival Schedule

Bright Ideas

Dec 1 | 11:00 - 12:30 PM, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Architecture, design, and construction all play a role in the final design of every light fixture in our environment today. In this free workshop for children ages 5 through 12, participants will work with guest designer Oscar Lopez to design a light fixture prototype.

Oscar Lopez is an industrial designer at LiteLab Corp where he works on the design team to develop light fixtures for the Museum and architectural lighting design markets. As an industrial designer his focus is on bringing concepts to real life industrial manufacturing standards. He studied industrial design at Pratt Institute and has varied experience working at product design firms developing office products, pet products and lifestyle products. He has also worked with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on youth design workshops since 2013 dealing with prototyping, lighting design, pattern making and more. Initially a fine artist he also has experience as a muralist and sculptor which lends to his attention to detail with design projects. As a youth educator he focuses on simplifying ideas to allow creativity and imagination balance with necessary design criteria.