New Extreme

Artists Mentoring Youth

The New Extreme Program features 5 groups of youth who, from January through March, are exploring a range of artistic practices and ideas with local artist/educators including: film/video, storytelling and radio interview projects, painting/mural creation, social practice and performance. Artist/educators: Tiffany Joseph, Heather Cosidetto, Katie Sage, Harold Hejazi and Valerie Salez are working with groups of youth from ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Tribal School, Victoria High School, The Youth Empowerment Society and Royal Bay Secondary. Come celebrate their learning and artwork at the New Extreme Exhibition Opening at the Gallery Friday, April 8, 2016 from 6-8PM. Exhibition runs April 7-24, 2016

About New Extreme

New Extreme Mentorship Program - Connecting local artists and youth
The New Extreme Program pairs local artists with groups of youth at schools (and organizations) across Victoria and together they explore various aspects of being an artist and engaging with contemporary art. Over an 8 week period from January through March groups learn about: New artistic concepts and studio techniques, creative processes, writing an artist statement (or manifesto!) the creation of an artistic project and exhibiting artwork.
  • create projects in a chosen medium,
  • learn how to write an artist statement,
  • present their work professionally,and
  • promote an exhibition.

New Extreme workshops are held in a variety of artistic media and emphasize exploration and engaging with curiosity. Are you interested in exploring questions and ideas important to you, through art? Then this program is for you! Projects created will be exhibited in a group show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at the end of the program.

If you're interested in having your school participate please contact Educator Jennifer Van de Pol at: or 250-384-4171 ext:229.