Art Lab: Teen


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Calling Creative & Curious Teens: Participate in Dazzle Camouflage at Nanaimo Art Gallery this Summer

WHAT? Dazzle Camouflage – a free contemporary art immersion program
WHO? Youth aged 15-19
WHEN? August 6 - 30, 2019 (Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm)
WHERE? Art Lab at Nanaimo Art Gallery

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 16, 9 am

Art Gives You A Voice – Tell Your Story

This free four-week art immersion program is for aspiring artists, writers, arts and culture professionals aged 15-19! Participants receive a $200 honorarium upon project completion.

Dazzle Camouflage introduces diverse, global approaches to contemporary art and supports participants to make their own work in painting, drawing, sound, video, photography, performance, installation, animation and more. Guided by amazing professional artist mentors, participants experiment, learn, push boundaries and have fun, making projects that are featured in a two day public exhibition at Art Lab.


about painting, video, writing, sound, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance, design and curating.

the languages of contemporary art and our gallery inquiry question: what are generations?

to tell your story and develop your practice through dialogue, collaboration and experimentation.

and expert Gallery staff

of your work at Art Lab

Application Guidelines

Include one or more of the following:
1. Five to ten images of your visual works, including title, medium, dimensions & date (this can include photography, painting, drawing, assemblage and collage)
2. A portfolio of your writing, be it fiction, poetry or critique
3. Links to any websites, films or videos you have created

Along with your works, please submit a letter indicating what you hope to gain from the program and why you should be selected. This letter and all materials should be incorporated into a single PDF and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 9 at 9 am.

Any questions? Feel free to contact Yvonne Vander Kooi in Art Lab.
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250.754.1750 ext. 25
This program is generously supported by BC Art Council's Youth Engagement Program.
Image: Dazzle Camouflage participants with their artworks in 2018.


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