Art Lab: Teen


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Dazzle Camouflage Exhibition

Join us in Art Lab for the opening reception on Wednesday, August 28, 7 pm

Free | All are welcome
Exhibition hours: Thursday, August 29,
10 am–3 pm, Friday, August 30, 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 Dazzle Camouflage, our four-week contemporary art immersion program for aspiring artists, writers, and other creative teens. Dazzle introduces diverse, global approaches to contemporary art and supports
participants to create in painting, drawing, sound, video, photography, performance, installation, animation and more. Mentored by professional artists these teens have spent full days learning, experimenting, collaborating and making.
Come be inspired by the next generation!

This program is supported by BC Art Council's Youth Engagement Program.

Images: Dazzle Camouflage participants in 2018.

Call for participants! Code Switching: An expanded art platform for youth

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 2019 to May 2020. Our program includes hands-on workshops, gallery visits and excursions, artist talks, and more. Become fluent in the languages of contemporary art by exploring techniques and experimenting with new forms of expression, connect with like-minded creatives, and develop your practice.

Submit a letter of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, September 17.
The cost to participate for the full session is $190.

This program is supported by BC Arts Council's Youth Engagement Program.

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

Generate: an exhibition by Art Lab

Nanaimo Artwalk 2019

December 7 - 8 |10 AM - 4 PM

Kids, teens and adults from Art Lab programs will contribute to this exhibition framed by our year long inquiry what are generations? The exhibition will include explorations in sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, performance, weaving, sound, and writing. Stay tuned for opportunities to participate in this initiative, which is part of Nanaimo Art Walk.


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