Art Lab: Teen

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Dazzle Camouflage 2018 | Popup Exhibition

Join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, August 29, 7 pm 
Visitors welcome: August 30 & 31, 10 am-3 pm
Celebrate the passion and creativity of teen artists in Nanaimo. This show features new artwork in a variety of media made over the summer by youth in our contemporary art immersion program. Mentored by professional artists and inspired by Earthlings these teens will have spent full days learning, experimenting, collaborating and making. 
This program is generously supported by BC Art Council's Youth Engagement Program. 

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Call for participants! Code Switching: An Expanded Art Platform for Youth

Deadline to Apply: September 18 (more info to follow)

Code Switching operates out of Art Lab in the Nanaimo Art Gallery. The program supports young artists throughout the school year with workshops, gallery visits, artist talks, and explorations in various media. Code Switching offers young people in our community the opportunity to become fluent in the language(s) of contemporary art by exploring art making techniques and experimenting with new forms of expression. 

Are you curious, creative and committed? Youth ages 15–19 are invited to participate in Code Switching, which runs two Saturday afternoons each month, October 2018 to May 2019.

Our program includes hands-on workshops, gallery visits and excursions, artist talks, and more. Become fluent in the language(s) of contemporary art by exploring techniques and experimenting with new forms of expression, connect with like-minded creatives, and develop your practice.

This program is generously supported by The Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation.


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pARTy: Youth Art Drop-in Night
Thursday, October 11. 6:30-9 pm
Ages 13–19
Free | Registration not required
Transform drawings and photos into wearable art, contribute to a collaborative wall mural, and design your own buttons to wear home. This is a great way to meet like-minded teens. Full snack bar provided!


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