The inaugural Teen Art Group (TAG), offered in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery, launched in September! Twenty five talented and engaged students in grades 10, 11 and 12 from around the Lower Mainland have been accepted into this program. Students will attend workshops with artists, curators and educators over the course of the 2011-12 school year, developing conceptual and material skills while enjoying behind-the-scenes access to both institutions. Look for an evolving exhibition in the breezeway next to the outdoor sculpture area.
The Elsie Roy / Emily Carr Design Studio runs throughout October and November, pairing Emily Carr faculty members Kara Pecknold and Josh Hite with four senior arts and technology students from King George High School, and twenty students in grades 6 and 7 at Elsie Roy Elementary School. The group is using design thinking, photography, video and iPads to address urban neighborhood issues, and will create an exhibition at the Roundhouse Community Centre. This project is supported by a research grant from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE).
Finally, Continuing Studies is proud to partner with Leave Out Violence to develop an artist-in-residence program supporting MAP-INC, a pilot youth drop-in program providing anti-oppression training for Indigenous, refugee, and newcomer youth. This program will focus on youth media arts production and media literacy with a critical eye towards issues of race, class and privilege. An exhibition will be presented in the spring of 2012.
For information on any of these programs, please contact email@example.com