Youth Services Directory

Studio in the City

 

Studio in the City is an annual program that provides youth ages 15 - 19 with opportunities to apprentice in the arts on various canvases and landscapes throughout the City of North Vancouver. Studio in the City is a City of North Vancouver youth employment program that partners with supporters of the arts; including Lonsdale Quay Market, Artists for Kids, the Vancouver Biennale, and the Digital Media Academy.

Applications are usually accepted in May to June each year. If you are interested, check back in May 2019.

Questions about the Studio in the City program? Email youth@cnv.org.

 

 

 

Studio in the City 11

This year, students painted a mural on the side of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans of Canada, Unit #45 building at 3rd Street just off Lonsdale. This building has been in the Lower Lonsdale community for almost 100 years. 

This project in partnership with the North Vancouver Arts Council is about the history of the Army & Navy organization on 3rd St. off Lonsdale Avenue. The colour scheme of the mural draws from the colours of the ANAVETS logo with elements from army, navy and air force revealed through discrete colour changes within the geometric pattern. The colours chosen are pulled directly from the organization's crest. This mural hopes to transform this unused space in our community and generate a creative public space for the public to enjoy.

"This design aims to keep true to veterans who have served our country, and to what the organization stands for. The shapes that make up the mural were built using a Canadian Air Force saying, Per Ardua Ad Astra, which means through Adversity to the Stars". 
- Mark Ollinger 

 

Studio in the City 10

Studio in the City 10 enlivened a public alley creating a fun, inviting and unique space. Guided by a local street artist, participants worked to design, promote, document and animate a lower Lonsdale alley to make it a talk-about and instagrammable zone.

Studio in the City 9

The theme for Studio in the City 9 was The Art of Placemaking. Led once again by Creative Director, Sierra Tasi-Baker, young artists worked individually and in teams to create public art around the City. Projects included painting two pianos for the Pianos on the Streets program (Civic Plaza and Lonsdale Quay) and many projects which were installed at or near Lonsdale Quay such as a new mural, “Shadows”, the “Conversation Umbrella”, “Hydrology Reflected” and more! Look for them next time you are down at the Quay!

 

Studio in the City 8

Random Acts of Art was the theme of the 8th annual Studio in the City team.  Led by Creative Director, Sierra Tasi-Baker, teams of young artists created Random Acts of Art around the City.  These included painting the Piano in the Plaza, creating Rain Art in Civic Plaza and “Evolution”, A Claymation Short as well as many others!  These projects can be viewed in the videos below:

Studio in the City 7

MOMEN7UM was created by the 7th Annual Studio in the City team of young artists. Inspired to create an opportunity for youth and adults to interact, Studio in the City designed an interactive art piece to bring play back into our lives and community.

MOMEN7UM was brought to life by creating a transparent stand-up seesaw, filled with tubes of colourful liquid creating an added element of movement and vibrancy. MOMEN7UM can be found outside City Hall, come play!

Here's a video about Studio in The City 7: MOMEN7UM.

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