After-School Programs
Explore extracurricular learning with our innovative partnership programs that allow teens to continue learning at Emily Carr throughout the school year.

TAG – Teen Art Group

Teen Art Group (TAG) is a chance for high school students to work with practicing artists in studio at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and explore visual culture at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

TAG brings together 24 students between ages 15-18 twice a month from October 2015 to May 2016. Students experiment with and learn different art techniques as well as tour and discuss gallery exhibitions. These after school sessions alternate between the Vancouver Art Gallery and Emily Carr University.

TAG Members:
• Get behind-the-scenes access to artists and exhibits at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
• Participate in hands-on art-making workshops every month and explore a wide range of issues and media with artists and educators.
• Generate new ideas and skills for your portfolio and deepen your understanding of design and culture alongside your creative peers.

See the complete schedule for TAG 2015-2016


Interested in TAG? Be one of the first to get your application at our official launch and connect with other students through a mini-tour and short workshop.

The Launch
Thursday, Sept. 24, 4-7 pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC


Download the application form and send it to Submit ONE piece of your artwork in a digital format with your application (see application form for details).

Program fee: $350.
Bursaries are available.

Contact Us

Continuing Studies, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC
tel: 604-844-3810 |

Supported by Foundation Partner for Youth Mentorship Programs:

Additional support provided by Visionary Partner for Art Education: Peeter and Mary Wesik Family.

Our thanks to our partner:

Coming from Outside BC?

Summer Institute students from out of town can take advantage of our homestay option.

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Check out our gallery of photos and videos of past Summer Institute for Teens to see more of what it is like to spend your Summer at Emily Carr!


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