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Youth Guild (ages 14-18)

2023 Youth Guild Juried Show

Upcoming Youth Guild Workshops

  • The next workshop will be a glass fusion winter ornament workshop in December 2023 – details coming soon.
  • Follow the gallery on Eventbrite or become a Youth Guild Member to receive updates when workshops are released.

The gallery offers 4 Youth Guild Workshops per year. Youth Guild workshops are open to anyone age 14-18. People who are members of the Youth Guild receive 3 days advance notice to book, as well as other gallery membership benefits.

About Youth Guild

Youth Guild is a gallery membership program for ages 14 to 18 for people with a passion for arts.

Image Credit: Caleb Williams

Why Join

  • Take part in clay & glass workshops at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
  • Have your artwork exhibited in the annual Youth Guild Juried Show and win prizes
  • Have fun and meet new people

The benefits of Youth Guild membership:

  • Membership priced at just five dollars annually
  • Early access to youth guild programs and events
  • 10% discount on workshops (excluding Claytime)
  • Reciprocal entrance and discount privileges in around 100 galleries. (Ontario Association of Art Galleries)
  • Priority notice of exhibition openings & events
  • Listing in the Annual Report

Info about 2023 Juried Show (applications now closed)

Youth Guild Members can choose to participate in any and all aspects of putting on an exhibit. This includes:

  • Having your work displayed at the gallery
  • Curating Submissions
  • Installing Works
  • Writing Artist Statements
  • Running the Opening Reception

The submissions will be judged by a panel and prizes will be awarded during the opening reception.
The two categories of submissions for the Youth Guild Juried Show are:

  • Clay and Glass Open Category: Anything you have made using clay or glass. Includes projects you made at school, at home, or at the gallery.

The Opening Reception and the Award Ceremony: July 29th, 2023

  • 1st Prize wins a clay kit complete with tools + 5lbs of clay, as well as two tickets to Claytime ($150 approx. value)
  • 2nd Prize wins 2 tickets to Claytime ($75 approx. value)
  • 3rd Prize wins a 1.5lb clay kit with tools ($35 approx. value)

Artworks will be on view from July 29th – August 5th 2023.

Submit your work to the Juried Show here.


Examples of things you can make during Youth Guild workshops:

Top right image by Aida Onay. Other images from community garden workshops, claytime workshops, and Teen Halloween workshops.

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Youth Guild is generously supported by the Youth in Recreation Fund – Ontario Endowment for Children in Youth in Recreation Fund held at Waterloo Region Community Foundation.