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workshops. These programs, including Art Agents and The Making Place, aim to create a
deeper understanding of art, its themes and the process of its creation. Workshops provide

an opportunity to experiment with process, materials and ideas.
In 2012, the Gallery was very pleased to participate in BC Family Day, including a special
performance by G3 Wind. The Gallery also offered its annual Spring Break program, inspired

by Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps and Hope at Dawn:
Watercolours by Emily Carr and Charles John Collings.
The Gallery’s school program ensured that thousands of K-12 students from across Vancouver

and the Lower Mainland were offered a dynamic and innovative Gallery experience. Led by the
Gallery’s impressive team of professional educators and docents, tours and workshops focused
on several exhibitions, including Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, Ian Wallace: At the
Intersection of Painting and Photography, and Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life. Special residency

programs were also offered, this year for King George Secondary and Strathcona Elementary School.
Once again this year, the Gallery was pleased to co-organize Teen Art Group (TAG) with

Emily Carr University, providing 27 students with a year-long program that includes workshops,
artist studio visits, curator’s tours, behind-the-scenes Gallery tours and special events.

RIGHT: Family FUSE Weekend, Photo: Melissa Baker.
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