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Youth Art EnrichmentKlondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City | YT

"What is Youth Art Enrichment (YAE)?
Now in its 17th year, YAE is an annual four-day intensive art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City.

Artistically-inclined youth (aged 14-18) travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops with a professional artist. Students will choose one of three courses to study for the duration of the program, in which they will hone their skills through daily exercises and explore creative ways to express their ideas.

When is YAE?
Previously held over four days during the first week in November, the program will now be held from March 19-22, 2018. Students coming from out of town will travel to Dawson from Whitehorse on March 18 and return on March 23. A bus will be provided by the Department of Education.

What workshops are being offered in 2018?

DIY Printmaking and Screenprinting
with Rian Lougheed-Smith
Lead by local DIY print-master, this immersive workshop will run through a variety of basic concepts that are part of many different printmaking techniques. You’ll work with stencils, stamps, block printing, and screen printing, giving you the skills to print your own posters, shirts, art, signs, stamps. Once you learn these basic skills, the skies the limit! The focus will be on experimenting, “Do It Yourself” skills and recycled and re-purposed tools. In this workshop you will: make stamps, make stencils, learn to silkscreen, and combine techniques to make mixed media pieces.

Collage and Mixed Media
with Meshell Melvin
This workshop takes a painterly approach to collage, building images in new ways with familiar materials. Collage technique is an excellent vehicle for learning and practicing the elements and principals of design. The mixed media portion of the program takes the collage one step further, incorporating drawing, painting and relief.

Stop Motion Filmmaking
with Angela Edmunds
Have you ever wondered how they create Wallace & Gromit or those countless Lego movies on YouTube? Come find out! From storyboarding to editing, this workshop will provide participants with a technical introduction to the art of stop motion animation. During the course of the week, participants will experiment with various materials, including felt, wire, Plasticine and Lego, to create their own short stop motion film."

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