Youth Programs

AGO Youth programs are free and serve youth ages 14-25. Through a social practice lens, AGO youth programs  focus on building community, making art, claiming institutional space, creating safe and inclusive spaces for youth, hiring emerging artists, partnering with community organizations and advocating for youth presence, values and culture. Programs combine pedagogy, contemporary art practices, community building and popular culture; ranging from drop-ins to year-long commitments. There are several volunteer opportunities for youth throughout the museum.

Current Youth Program gridlist

24 Hours, 2019

June 26 - ongoing

During eight three-hour sessions on Wednesdays in May and June, Tessar led the youth council through a series of process-based exercises on the theme of communication, generating drawings, collages, and paintings.

Youth programs

Representing a diverse group of youth in Toronto, the AGO Youth Council is run by youth ages 15-24 who are interested in art and the relationship between young people and art institutions. Through a lens of social practice, the program focuses on community building, experiential pedagogy, and contemporary art practices working collectively to initiate programming by youth for youth. Collaborations with artists result in exhibitions, public art projects, interventions, large-scale events, drop-in programs, field trips, walking tours and much more.

The AGO is the place to be for youth ages 14 to 25. Participate in tie dyeing, sticker making, silk screening, skateboard building, mix tape making, movie screenings and break-dancing workshops. Programs run Fall, Winter and Spring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Weston Family Learning Centre.

 



Events for Youth

Youth Events
Moccasin Making
Tuesdays, October 8 - November 26, 2019 4 - 6 pm

The Native Youth Resource Centre in partnership with the AGO hosts an Indigenous-led weekly drop-in for Native Resource Centre Youth. This program will create a platform for Indigenous young people to share and preserve personal stories and traditions through art.


This program is for Native Youth Resource Centre participants only.

Popular
Youth Events
House Dancing with Warehouse Jacks
Wednesdays, October 9 - December 11, 2019 4 - 7 pm

Learn House dance styles and techniques while hanging out in an inclusive environment. Led by House Dance crew Warehouse Jacks.

Youth Events
Don't Let Machines Take Over Your Mind: Coding with LEDs
Thursday, October 24 + November 28, 2019 4 - 6 pm

Join Steamlabs for this 10 week workshop that will introduce you to a variety of technology.  Each week, you will create a project utilizing a different type of technology like laser cutting, 3D printing, electronics, LED lights or coding. As you accumulate more skills week to week, put them all together to make your own original artistic technology creation. 

Youth Events
Don't Let Machines Take Over Your Mind: Coding with Servos and Mechanisms
Thursday, October 31 + Dec 5, 2019 4 - 6 pm

Join Steamlabs for this 10 week workshop that will introduce you to a variety of technology.  Each week, you will create a project utilizing a different type of technology like laser cutting, 3D printing, electronics, LED lights or coding. As you accumulate more skills week to week, put them all together to make your own original artistic technology creation. 

Youth Events
Don't Let Machines Take Over Your Mind: Coding With Sounds
Thursday, November 7 + December 12, 2019 4 - 6 pm

Join Steamlabs for this 10 week workshop that will introduce you to a variety of technology.  Each week, you will create a project utilizing a different type of technology like laser cutting, 3D printing, electronics, LED lights or coding. As you accumulate more skills week to week, put them all together to make your own original artistic technology creation. 

Youth Events
Don't Let Machines Take Over Your Mind: 3D Design + 3D Printing
Thursday, October 10 + November 14, 2019 4 - 6 pm

Join Steamlabs for this 10 week workshop that will introduce you to a variety of technology.  Each week, you will create a project utilizing a different type of technology like laser cutting, 3D printing, electronics, LED lights or coding.

Youth Events
Don't Let Machines Take Over Your Mind: 2D Design + Laser Cutting
Thursday, October 17 + November 21, 2019 4 - 6 pm

Join Steamlabs for this 10 week workshop that will introduce you to a variety of technology.  Each week, you will create a project utilizing a different type of technology like laser cutting, 3D printing, electronics, LED lights or coding. As you accumulate more skills week to week, put them all together to make your own original artistic technology creation. 


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