*gruntcraft* is a Mine-Craft-based virtual studio for Young Artists is currently recruiting participants.
Using the popular online game MineCraft as a creative
medium to engage youth in contemporary art, meeting them in the virtual
spaces they occupy. Grunt gallery will establish a MineCraft server to
function as a virtual studio for youth participants. Through a combination
of working online and in person, the progress of the participants’ creative
exploration will be fostered through studio visits and presentations from
professional artists, and the mentorship of the Project Director.
Minecraft is a “sandbox” game, meaning it provides the user with a set of
creative tools, rather than a narrative or goal based game. Users create a
virtual 3D world pixel by pixel. This game is easy to learn but it also has
an expanding capacity for building complex objects. It is incredibly
popular across the world, users can work independently or in a
Learn More on grunt’s YouTube Channel. . .
Creative work, driven by youth, is flourishing in shared virtual spaces.
This activity falls within the artistic scope of grunt gallery’s recently
appointed media lab, gruntKitchen. With the guidance and support of
professional artists, youth participants will develop a series of
individual and group projects in a virtual studio with the objectives of
creative exploration, artistic inquiry, and engagement.
Further engagement in this project will be pursued online via the game’s
environment, the production of a series of YouTube videos, and open-house
presentations at the gallery. Support will also be provided for the participants and artists to experiment with 3D printing.
Please email Demian at gruntcraftvancouver for more information
about applying to this program, or if you would like to get involved as a
volunteer or you would like your organization to connect with this program.
Also, regarding Youth Participation, and ways that
that can happen: online, field trip, 3d printing workshops, etc… at