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September 17, 2019

Music Meets Science at ArtStarts

Have you ever tried to play music with Lego before? How about humming a tune to the sounds of a spoon guitar?  Next weekend we will be presenting Andy the Musical Scientist as part of this year's Culture Days celebration. This free show for families will highlight how technology and sound are related to one another and demonstrates ways to use recyclable items around the home to make beautiful music!  Andy has performed and studied in over 20 countries and next weekend he will be sharing his passion with families at ArtStarts. 


September 11, 2019

Call for Emerging Artists | Artist in Residence Opportunity

ArtStarts is inviting applications for our second series of RBC Emerging Artists in Residence. This year, we are seeking two emerging artists to lead workshops with young people and develop in-studio works as part of our upcoming exhibition, Maker Space.  We invite applications from emerging artists with practices in printmaking and photography to join us for a five-week residency: one in the fall of 2019 and one in the spring of 2020. We are looking for emerging artists who are highly collaborative, with an anti-oppressive lens, a passion for working with children, youth, and families, and a desire to bring their practice into the school system.


August 21, 2019

What is a Maker Space?

Emily Smith is an artist, educator and hands-on learning advocate and is our current consultant on our upcoming exhibition, Maker Space at ArtStarts. With her help, we will be transforming our Gallery into an engaging, collaborative space for families to enjoy the process of creating, make mistakes and see what they can learn along the way! As someone who has helped pioneer the maker movement in Vancouver, we asked her a few questions to learn what makes her so passionate about this approach to learning. Here are a few insights she shared with us:


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