Hello Young Artists!

Are you between the ages of 13 and 17?  Do you enjoy being creative?  Do you like to draw or paint, or maybe you want to learn more about photography? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

The FASM Youth Visual Arts Mentoring Program (YVAMP) is an initiative created for Milton Area teens interested in pursuing art as a career or just as a hobby. The program brings together local professional artists with youth and provides a 5-workshop series teaching students about art and techniques, portfolio preparation, one-on-one art mentoring time, and an opportunity to show their completed artwork in a 3-week exhibition. Students will also learn how to prepare for a professional exhibition and will experience first-hand how an exhibition comes together.

The Youth Visual Arts Mentoring Program is open to 25 young adults. Students are not required to have previous experience or training, simply a passion to explore the arts, a desire to learn new techniques and participate in actively creating art.

As space is limited, applications are processed on a first come first served basis and if we exceed the number of seats available names will be placed on a waiting list.

Student Commitment: Our artists contribute their free time to making this program a success. We ask that students make a commitment as well by attending all workshops, completing their art on time for the exhibition, help with related tasks and generally cooperate with everyone.

For more information, please contact Nadia Ramnarine, Youth Programs Manager at fasmyouth@gmail.com.

YVAMP 2020

Art Exhibition

The Holcim Gallery – FirstOntario Arts Centre

On Thursday, March 12 at 7pm, join us to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of 22 young artists and their mentors at an Opening Reception for their special Exhibit at the FirstOntario Arts Centre of Milton.His Worship Mayor Krantz, and guests will be on hand to say a few congratulatory words. Come and support Milton’s talented youth!

Special “Animation Inspiration” Presentation by Centennial College instructor 3. On Sunday, Feb 9, there is a special lesson for the YVAMP kids. We will have room for more kids (10 yrs and up) plus any members or non-members who enjoy learning about animation.

Special Presentation

Animation Inspiration


Professor of Animation, Centennial College
Creative Director, AIC Movie Inc.

[click here to go to the photo gallery for this event]


Arctic Dogs, the Movie

Mad Hatter Chronicles


Bubble Guppies


Total Drama Island


Matt provided a special instruction session to our Youth Visual Arts Mentoring Program participants.  FASM members were invited to attend as well.  Everyone came with sketchbooks and pencils in hand and enjoyed a very inspirational talk on becoming the artist you want to be.

He gave a lively and inspiring talk about the creative process based on his many experiences in the field of animation, which could be applied to any and all art forms.  After the presentation, Matt gave individual feedback to the students on their sketches and portfolios.

This presentation was funded in part by the Milton Community Fund.

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