Teen Art Group


Explore the dynamic world of visual culture with Teen Art Group!

As a member of the Teen Art Group (TAG), you will work with practicing artists in a studio setting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and gain an expanded understanding of visual culture at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

You will also:

    • Get behind-the-scenes access to artists and exhibitions at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
    • Participate in hands-on art-making workshops every month and explore a wide range of issues and media with artists and educators.
    • Generate new ideas and skills for your portfolio and deepen your understanding of design and culture alongside your creative peers.

Program Details

TAG brings together students between ages 15-18 twice a month from October to May alternating between the Vancouver Art Gallery and Emily Carr University locations.

October 6, 2022 - May 11, 2023
4:00pm - 7:00pm PST
In person classes scheduled on the first and third Thursday, each month

Tuition: $463.25

How to Register

Registration open for Fall 2023 TAG will open in June 2023.

Teen Art Group is open to students ages 15-18, or who will be entering Grades 10, 11 or 12 in Fall 2023. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early registration for TAG is highly recommended, as space is limited.

What TAG members say about the program:

"TAG has been a wonderful experience that has broadened my perspective about the art world. I have learned so much from so many artists such as Takashi Murakami, Guo Pei, Emily Carr, and Cindy Sherman. Learning about these artists has helped me expand my art style, and given me inspiration for both my portfolio and my own exhibition. Getting to meet and work with artists and curators is also an amazing experience that I could have not gotten elsewhere.”

“...this program was really valuable because it provided local art connections I could use later on in life as an emerging artist. I learned about Vancouver based artists, local art exhibitions, and even about the VAG itself. I feel more connected to my city as a result, and have created pieces in class I can use or experiment with for my personal portfolio.”

Program Sponsors

Generously supported by:

Diamond Foundation


Our thanks to our partner:

Vancouver Art Gallery