AGA Youth programs offer exciting opportunities for youth to experiment with art and ideas in the studio and in the Gallery. Led by local artists in the Singhmar Centre for Art Education and designed especially for teens aged 13-17, AGA Youth Programs give teens the space to explore their own style while learning about art fundamentals and contemporary art-making techniques.
SWARM: Teens Take Over your AGA!
Free for teens 13-17
Join us and a hundred of your new friends at your AGA for a special night designed just for you! SWARM is the perfect opportunity to see what’s happening at the AGA, make friends with similar interests, and be creative.
Stay late, eat snacks, meet an artist and make some art!
We are taking a break this summer! Join us on October 6 for our next SWARM!
SWARM is developed and presented by the AGA Youth Council with support from Maclab Enterprises.
Studio Y Drop-In Workshops
Thursdays, 4-6 pm
$58, 5-workshop punch card
Pre-register by phone the day of class (780-422-6223) or pay when you drop-in for class.
Studio Y workshops are offered weekly on Thursdays, and provide teens with opportunities to drop by the Gallery with friends to hang out and make art. A different topic is presented each week.
Exciting opportunities for youth aged 13–17 to experiment with art and the creative process.
Studio Y Drop-in Workshops will return in Fall 2016
NEW! Youth Studio
We supply the space, you create the art!
Youth aged 13–17
Sundays, 1–4 pm
May & June
$5 per session
You have a date in the studio! Bring your project ideas, your favorite art supplies, and drop in for this open format session to work on new or current projects in the comfort of a studio setting.
Technician present but no instruction. Materials are not included.
Youth Studio will return in fall 2016.
Youth Weekend Art Classes
Registered studio classes for students aged 13-17
Youth Weekend Art Classes provide in-depth investigations into the creative practices of artists featured in our AGA exhibitions, while providing the opportunity for youth to take artistic risks in a safe and fun environment.
$135/121.50 AGA Members
Weekend art classes will resume in Fall 2016
The Hive: AGA Youth Council
The Hive is a group of dedicated teen volunteers committed to developing teen audiences at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Are you between the ages of 13–17? Are you interested in the arts and contributing to your community? Join The Hive!
As member of The Hive you will gain exclusive access to the inner workings of the gallery as well as unique opportunities to collaborate with local artists and creative professionals. Work alongside museum staff to design and develop programming initiatives meaningful to yourself and your peers.
We are looking for new members for the 2016–17 school year.
AGA Youth Council is a new initiative to develop programming at the AGA for youth by youth. Watch here for upcoming program developments like TEEN Night.