Art Lab: Teen

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

Deadline to Apply (extended): Tuesday, September 25, 9 am

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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.

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. 

Code Switching is open to artists working in various media including video, photography, paint, performance, and to critics, curators, and others eager to participate in conversations and actions around contemporary art.

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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