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.
DIY: Open Studio 2-D
Have a project idea? Want to finish what you started? Open Studio is for you! In this special edition of Studio Y, you choose your own project and theme.
Combine carving and drawing using relief printing techniques. Explore the early work of local artist Lyndal Osborne before creating our own relief image.
Cast: Tape Sculptures
Learn the basics of casting using clear packing tape! In this class, create replicas of objects to put into a group installation.
DIY: Open Studio 3D
Have a project idea? Want to finish what you started? Open Studio is for you! In this special edition Studio Y, you choose your own project and theme.
Draw: Stop motion
Combine film and drawing in this experimental edition of Studio Y. Draw, document and erase successive charcoal drawings to create a stop motion animation.
*The AGA has limited number of cameras. To keep and edit your images, please bring your own camera
Wander: Watercolour Painting
See why artists love depicting the outdoors in our new exhibit Flora and Fauna. Using wax resist techniques and watercolours, create scenes inspired by flowers and animals of Alberta and beyond.
12 Week Residency Program
April 3–June 19, 2014
Cost: $144 season/$120 AGA Members
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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
Youth Summer ArtBreak Camps
Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm
Students aged 13-17
Cost: $270/$243 AGA Members
In this full week studio session, work with a variety of materials to create a lasting impression on the gallery walls and beyond. Examine both contemporary and historical art practices before responding in your own unique style. This session includes guest artists and incorporates a variety of contemporary art practices including street art techniques, photography, installation, and more! Leave your mark at the Art Gallery of Alberta!
Cost: $270/$243 AGA Members
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