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 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.
Studio Y Drop-In
Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
Studio Y is a space where youth can explore art-making, self expression and meet other teen artists. Taught by experienced artist-instructors, Studio Y Workshops are designed for youth aged 13-17 and aim to offer young artists opportunities to explore their own artistic style while learning about contemporary art-making techniques. Studio Y workshops introduce projects and ideas that give the space for youth to discover their creative voice, develop their range of technical skills, and explore materials in a supportive, challenging and fun environment.
Mix: Colour Manipulation
Can colour express mood and feeling? In this Studio Y, get back to the basics by learning how to mix colours. Bring in a photograph to work from, and experiment with new colours to see how the ‘mood’ of the piece changes!
Sculpt: Clay Bust
Create your own sculpted representation of a person from the neck up. In this class, we will be looking at sculptural works in the exhibit The Bequest: Ernest E. Poole and the AGA Collection, before heading to the studio to create our own 3D bust.
Capture: Sculptural Portraits
Add some depth to your typical portrait by layering cardboard, construction paper and magazine cut-outs into a 3D composition. Using lighting, we will create shadows to add mood to our final photos!
*The AGA has limited number of cameras. To keep and edit your images, please bring your own camera.
DIY: Open Studio 3D
Have a project idea? Want time to finish what you started? Then this open studio is for you! In this special edition Studio Y, you choose the project and theme.
With the support of
Studio Y One-Day ArtBreak Camps
Studio Y Workshops are for youth aged 13-17
Fridays, 9 am-4 pm
July 12-August 16
Cost: $64/58 AGA Members
Studio Y Workshops are fun art workshops that introduce new concepts and projects each week! Work with local artists to learn new art-making techniques before designing and completing your own projects. Studio Y Residencies aim to introduce youth to contemporary art-making practices while providing the opportunity for exploration of a personal art style.
July 5 Snap:
Digital Photography and Mixed-media
July 12 Sketch:
Rebel: Exploring Street Art
Wash: Watercolour Painting
Document: Video Installation
Graphic Novel: Drawing and Mixed-media
12 Week Drop-In Program
Cost: $120 season/$108 AGA Members
Fall residency dates coming soon.
Join us for Studio Y Residency—a 12 week studio where teens investigate the AGA in fresh and exciting ways! Studio Y Residents will have the opportunity to become part of a unique group of teen artists that have exclusive opportunities at the AGA including visits from guest artists, behind the scenes tours and ongoing access to Studio Y Workshops.
Studio Y Residencies include:
- Access to a season of Studio Y Drop-In Classes offered each Thursday from 3:30-5:30 pm
- A chance to learn from guest artist-teachers throughout the season
- Rare behind the scenes tours and talks from AGA artists and staff
- Exciting volunteer opportunities to work with AGA artists and educators
- A personal sketchbook and drawing materials for use in and out of Studio Y
- A season-end art show in the TD Education Gallery where youth can show their work created in Studio Y