Art Lab: Teen




Code Switching

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.

This program is generously supported by The Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation, and BC Art Council's Youth Engagement Program.



Code Switching: A Few Spots Available

A few spots have opened up in Code Switching, the gallery's teen art collective! Through workshops, field trips, and studio explorations, this program offers young people the opportunity to become fluent in the language(s) of contemporary art while retaining the agency to insert their own interests and means of expression. Code Switching is open to youth ages 15-19. Please send an e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply.



teenwppARTy: A Teen Drop-in Night

Thursday, January 18, 7 - 9 pm

For ages 13-19
Free | Registration not required

Teens in the Gallery's Code Switching collective host an evening of art making for Nanaimo youth! Learn how to upcycle old clothes with iron-on artworks, transform drawings and photographs into wearable badges or buttons, and give discarded objects new life through junk assemblage. This is a great way to meet like-minded teens. Treats provided!



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