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*Featured image: MCOYA 2019, Aurora Cultural Centre gallery at 22 Church Street.

After School Art Program (ASAP)

As part of #MCOYA24
Every Thursday, from February 22 – March 21, 2024, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Aurora Town Hall, Second Floor
Cost: Free!

ASAP is in our temporary gallery at Aurora Town Hall (second floor), 100 John West Way, Aurora ON. Entrance is permitted through the Upper/North parking lot of Aurora Town Hall only, shown under Important Entry Information at the bottom of this page.  

The Aurora Cultural Centre is excited to introduce ASAP, a free weekly after school art program for high-school-aged youth in Aurora, hosted in our temporary gallery at Aurora Town Hall (second floor). Running as part of the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts 2024, ASAP runs every Thursday from February 22 – March 21, 2024, with drop-in hours between 4:30 – 6:30 pm.  Please note that parking and entry to this program is through the Upper/North entrance of Aurora Town Hall only.  

About the Program 

ASAP takes place in our temporary gallery and is scheduled after public hours, for the purpose of providing students with private, exclusive access to the space for their own creative exploration and development. A drop-in program, students may come and go at any point of the program hours.  

During ASAP, students may (but are not limited to):  

 work on art projects
 develop creative ideas
 establish their artistic portfolio
 meet other artistically drive peers
•  gain professional advice from our Gallery team 
 just hang out! 

In ASAP, there are no rubrics, guidelines, or expectations for participants. An optional, lightly guided art project will be available for students to follow, if desired. Light art materials and snacks provided; however, this program is B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Sketchbook!). 

Program Dates:  

ASAP is scheduled on the following dates with entry through the Upper/North Parking lot of Aurora Town Hall:  

 Thursday, February 22, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
•  Thursday, February 29, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
 Thursday, March 7, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
 Thursday, March 14, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
 Thursday March 21, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Who Can Come?  

Though this program runs in conjunction with MCOYA24, high-school-aged youth who are not participating in the exhibition are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to invite interested friends and classmates. 

ASAP exists to provide students of all backgrounds and identities with a consistent, reliable, and safe space to create freely, and build their own artistic community. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Adora at Adora@AuroraCulturalCentre.ca 

Important Entry Information: 

 

ASAP is held in our temporary gallery location of Aurora Town Hall, second floor. Entrance for ASAP is permitted Upper/North parking lot of Aurora Town Hall only. Please refer to the map on the left indicating the door access location or click here for further entry clarification

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