Studio 101

Studio 101 is an Eastside Arts Society program dedicated to supporting diverse and engaging artistic experiences for 220 of Vancouver’s inner-city youth annually.

Many Eastside schools are located in the inner-city and have limited exposure to professional artists and arts experiences beyond the classroom. Studio 101 brings school children into participating Eastside Culture Crawl artist studio spaces for free, hands-on workshops. For many participants, it is their first time connecting with professional artists. The program provides students with insights into the various phases of the creative process, while promoting creative confidence and fostering an appreciation of the visual arts.

Art Happens Here

In order to adhere to provincial health guidelines in 2021, the program took place both online, where students were sent a workshop kit with all the required supplies and the workshops were delivered by Crawl artists safely via video conferencing, and in-person with small group visits to artists’ studios for workshops.

Studio 101 is coordinated by:

Matthew Holmstrom

Grace Lee

Erin Frizzell

Laura Morrison


The Program Was Conceived In 2007 By Long-Time Crawl Artists Mira Malatestinic, Richard Tetrault And Kathryn Youngs

Studio 101 is proudly supported by: