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Street Art Program for Youth

Street Art Program for Youth Events & Engagement

Community Engagement Session

Community Engagement Session
Date: Thursday July 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Location: Weeds Cafe, 1903 20 Ave N.W.

Meet artist AJA Louden to discuss plans for the upcoming Street Art Program for Youth mural. The evening will feature a performance by Calgary-based poet Cobra Collins, as well as a ‘call and response’ workshop.

In 2017, the murals will be created on-site at the pathway tunnels located in Confederation Park. A celebration with youth and community will take place in late August.

For more information, please contact publicart@calgary.ca

Community Engagement Session

Date: Thursday May 18, 2017 
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Location: Rosemont Community Association – 2807 10 St NW
To attend this session, contact us

2017 Street Art Program for Youth

Dates: Wednesdays - May 24th to August 11th, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Holy Angels School – 2105 Cliff St SW & Confederation Park – 905 30 Ave NW
Program Fee: $90.00

Youth spray painting a mural of astronaught
Boys and Girls Club Beltline, 2016. Photo : AJA Louden
 
The mural will be created on-site at Confederation Park, and youth will be expected to meet at the mural site for several of the sessions between June 14th - 16th, and August 7th -11th. Additional community engagement sites may also be planned into the workshop schedule.

Register for the program

To register, visit www.calgary.ca/Recreation or call Calgary Recreation Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800. Course barcode: 383280

 
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 19th, 2017

What is the Street Art Program for Youth?

 
The Street Art Program for Youth is designed to provide a hands-on experience to youth who are interested in street art. Guided by a professional lead artist, the program allows up to 14 youth aged 12 to 17 to participate in a 12-week workshop series focused on the history, culture, tools and techniques of urban muralism and street art.
 
Group of youth spray painting words on mural
Boys and Girls Club Beltline, 2016. Photo : AJA Louden
The Street Art Program for Youth creates a strong sense of community amongst youth interested in the practice of street art while inspiring them with professional street artist/mentors. The youth who participate in this program work with a lead artist to design, develop and install a large-scale street art mural in the city that they can be proud to call their own.
 

Program Lead

 
Alberta artist AJA Louden is the program lead and lead artist for the 2017 program. AJA is a Calgary-born muralist who runs the Aerosol Academy program across Alberta.

Location for the artwork: Confederation Park

 
In 2017, the mural will be created on-site at the pathway tunnel located at Confederation Park . A celebration with youth and community will take place in late August, with the exact date to be announced in July.