Prince George's young emerging artists are invited to discuss their art with professional artists and artisans during the eighth annual Teen Art Workshop.
The free drop-in event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the main branch of the Prince George Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. in partnership with the Prince George & District Community Arts Council.
Teens can get feedback on their artistic pieces, guidance on pricing and how to prepare artwork for exhibition as well as a chance to participate in a unique one-on-one mentoring opportunity with masters in their crafts.
“The workshop sees some of the community’s most amazing local artists and artisans give young people the opportunity meet them and to find out about their process, to elevate their skills and learn something new,” Lisa Redpath, program manager at the Prince George & District Community Arts Council, said. “In the past we’ve seen a teen come in as a painter who will gravitate to something completely different, like a wood carving or sculpture and talk with the artist to explore those mediums.”
Artists at the event include Elmer Gunderson, showcasing his sculpture and carving work, Wendy Young (glass), Cliff Mann (water colours), Si Transken (art journaling), Michael Kast (graphic design), Christina Watts (organic paint making), and Drew Watmough (photography).
This event is attached to the Teen Art Showcase held in February each year and that’s an art competition where the teen artists can display their artwork that was inspired by their experience at the workshop. More information will be available at the workshop on Saturday afternoon about the showcase.