Youth Programmes

March 28, 2017 - 9:00 am
Free

Are you interested in art, community and volunteering? Spots are now available for new MacLaren Youth Council members! Dedicated youth from across Simcoe County with an interest in the visual arts are encouraged to apply.

This year-long volunteer programme for highschool students, 14 to 18 years of age allows youth to share their thoughts on how to engage their peers in understanding the visual arts and the role of art galleries in their community. Please view the attached poster for more details!

For more information contact:
Christina Mancuso
Education Officer,
(705) 720-1044 ext. 234 
christina@maclarenart.com
 

March 29, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Admission free

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18)
January 11 to March 29, 2017 (no class on March 15)
Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 11 workshops
Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided

Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques, culminating in a group exhibition this spring at the Gallery.

Sean George is an artist and art educator. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Trinidad, WI, Vancouver and Toronto. From 1995-...

April 1, 2017 - 10:00 am
Free; Materials provided.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
CANADA 150th YOUTH INITIATIVE: CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ART

WORKSHOP IS FULL. CALL GALLERY FOR WAITING LIST 705-721-9696

In partnership with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre and the Beausoleil First Nation Springwater Park, with support from the Barrie Community Foundation, the MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to offer an innovative programme for youth focusing on contemporary Indigenous art. The objectives of this special initiative are to foster the artistic development of youth in Simcoe County and to nurture their understanding of contemporary Indigenous visual culture through discussions, workshops and exhibition programming.

Youth ages 14 to 18 are invited to join professional Indigenous artists...

April 3, 2017 - 6:30 pm
$110/$99 + HST Gallery Members; Materials included

NEW! COMIC ART™ (ages 14 to 18)
April 3 to May 8, 2017 (no class April 17)
Mondays:  6:30 – 8:00 pm, 5 workshops
$110.00/$99 + HST Gallery Members; Materials included

What does an image say about you? Guided by regional artist Marshall Geddes, participants will spend creative afternoons exploring the principles of design, text, symbols and colour to create dynamic comic characters, trademarks and logos—which can be illustrated as mini-zines, stickers and artist trading cards and printed on t-shirts, posters and even buttons! 

April 5, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Admission free

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18)
April 5 to June 21, 2017
Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 12 workshops
Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided

Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by regional artist Michael Farnan, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques, culminating in group exhibition this summer at the Gallery.

May 29, 2017 - 6:30 pm
$110/$99 + HST Gallery Members; Materials included

NEW! MASTERPIECE ME: PORTRAITS (ages 14 to 18)
May 29 to June 26, 2017
Mondays: 6:30 – 8:00 pm, 5 workshops
$110.00/$99.00 + HST Gallery Members; Materials included

Create art that represents you! Inspired by the vibrant paintings in Arthur Shilling: The Final Works, participants will be guided by regional artist Lois Green to create portraits using water-soluble oil painting techniques. Whether working in realistic, abstract or expressionistic styles, participants will find unique ways to represent themselves!