Discover what it takes to be a professional artist.

Gain insight into an exhibiting artist’s professional life. Students in the Visual Arts Teen Scholarship Program will find out what it takes to succeed in the visual arts world through mentorship and exploration. Discover the unconventional and develop critical thinking as you create innovative and aesthetically engaging works. A series of guest artists bring their techniques and ideas of art making to the class, enriching your understanding of contemporary art practice. Instructional time is divided into three parts: research, concept development, and finalizing artwork for the exhibition. Participants will build their portfolio for post-secondary school applications and the program concludes with a public exhibition of their work.

Application deadline for this program has passed. The program begins January 28, 2018. Please check back later in the year for information on next year’s program.

View the 2017/18 Application Form:

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The program will run Sundays, January 28 – May 20, 2018 at Arts Umbrella South Surrey:

The Shops at Morgan Crossing
N116 – 15850 26 Ave.
South Surrey, BC V3Z 2N6

For questions, please contact Roxanne Gagnon at 604-681-5268 x 225 or