West Vancouver's Ferry Building Gallery Friends Society has announced a $30,000 gift to Artists for Kids (AfK) for a two-year program entitled ‘Mentoring Emerging Young Artists’ aimed at students from nine North Shore Secondary Schools. Over two years, this funding will provide artist-led instruction to more than 140 students.
“The Board members strongly believe in art education for emerging artists on the North Shore,” said Diane Robinson, Chair of the Society, in a press release. “It was a simple decision to partner with AfK for the management and implementation of this project as they have done this kind of programming for more than 20 years.”
Initial programming will include explore visual literacy through sculpture, drawing and painting, and photography. The first sculpture session will start on November 21, 2016. The culmination of these workshops will be a three-week exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery in June 2017.