Artists for Kids
AFK Artists-in-Residence

Current Artist-in-Residence

Birthe Piontek will be joining Artists for Kids as the Fall Photography Aritst-in-Residence.

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Former Artists-in-Residence



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​AFK Artists-in-Residence Over the Years

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  Gordon Smith working with students in an enrichment class ​                         Erin MacSavaney working with students


Our enrichment programs bring together artists with teachers and students, for full-day, skill-specific classes that celebrate learning. 

We offer programs for both elementary and secondary students. From ceramics and painting to collage and photography, our enrichment programs provide vital skills training and the necessary dedicated time and focus that gives young artists the rare opportunity to immerse themselves in creativity and art making. 

For our Secondary Students, we are proud to offer learning opportunities through our Mentoring Emerging Young Artists program. During several days, students who are nominated by their school are taken out of the regular classroom stream and given the opportunity to work with a professional artist at the AFK Studios.


Over the years, we've offered enrichment programs that bring students together with teachers to work with artists such as:


 Gordon Smith - Toni Onley - Joe Fafard - David Blackwood - Guido Molinari - Kenojuak Ashevak - Rodney Graham 

Gu Xiong - Angela Grossmann - Bobbie Burgers - Erin McSavaney - Victor John Penner - Simon Chang - Judson Beaumont 

Heather Aston - Ted Harrison - Brendan Tang - Sarah Davidson - George Littlechild - Jamie Evrard - Xwalactun - DRIL Collective

Birthe Piontek - M.E. Sparks - Vanessa Brown - Cease Wyss - Mehran Modarres


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Artists for Kids

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2K6 | 604-903-3798 AFKinfo@sd44.ca​ |Tuesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Statutory Holidays