Develop your approach to and understanding of art with other young people.
Young Art Kommunity (YAK) is Firstsite’s young-people peer led group which organises events and activities within the gallery and in the wider community.
Learn about our most recent event ‘HERE FOR NOW – Shape Your Mind’ here
Our aims are:
- To develop young people’s artistic practice through mentoring and gaining Arts Awards
- To showcase young people’s cultural activity and contribute to Firstsite’s artistic programme
- To develop new partnerships with youth and community organisations
- To provide employment and volunteering opportunities for young people
This groups offers a supportive environment which can assist young people in gaining experience, confidence and learning new skills through volunteering, leading workshops, training opportunities and artistic development.
YAK is open to anyone aged 15 – 25. To join us or find out more, please email Beth at [email protected]
YAK sessions take place on every term-time Thursday 5-7pm:
S/ASH X YAK – Join local digital zine creator Tom Stock for art-based games, doodling challenges and a chat about getting your work published for free.
INSTAR workshop 1: Artists ‘INSTAR’ will introduce you to lino print making techniques, the culture of print and the wild city. Over a series of three workshops you will work with artist Nick and Trish to discover your own wild side and help create print work for a street exhibition. Print, paste-up, rewilding. All materials will be provided.
Wyrd Flora – Join wildcrafter & artist Lora Aziz to work on this exhibition planning session looking at interpretation and installation ideas for our upcoming exhibition.
INSTAR workshop 2.
Wyrd Flora – Join wildcrafter & artist Lora Aziz for this live artmaking mural workshop using direct mark making on the gallery walls to explore our own thinking around climate, nature and art.
INSTAR workshop 3.
Dates and times
Thursday 28 September 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
INSTAR workshop 1
Thursday 05 October 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibition planning session
Thursday 12 October 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
INSTAR workshop 2
Thursday 19 October 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 26 October 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 02 November 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live artmaking mural workshop
Thursday 09 November 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
INSTAR workshop 3
Thursday 16 November 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 23 November 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 30 November 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 07 December 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 14 December 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm