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.
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.
Sketch: Negative Space
To draw a composition, one must look at the whole picture. Discover how drawing the space around an object improves the accuracy of your final image.
Special guest-artist Devon Beggs demonstrates how to make an artist’s magazine. Use his tips and tricks to create and publish your own.
Colour and Mood: Oil Pastels
Discover how colour can create different moods in art while visiting the AGA exhibit CHAGALL: Daphnis & Chloe. Using oil pastel techniques, recreate photographs with various colours to demonstrate their effects.
D.I.Y: Open Studio
Have a project idea? Want to finish what you started? Open Studio is for you! In this special edition Studio Y, you choose the project and theme.
Collage: Cabinet of Curiosities
A curiosity is a unique object of wonder and awe. Investigate the exhibit BMO World of Creativity: Cabinets of Curiosity before creating curious collaged subjects of your own.
Model: Figure Drawing
Study the works of Renaissance artists in Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums. Using ink, you will create your own Renaissance-inspired figure drawing.
With the support of
12 Week Drop-In Program
September 26 – December 12, 2013
Cost: $120 season/$108 AGA Members
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 located in the Singhmar Centre for Art Education where youth can show their work created in Studio Y