Summer Institute For Teens
Our one-month program for high school students who want to expand their portfolio in one of 10 studios.


Summer Institute for Teens

July 3–27, 2018

The Summer Institute for Teens provides students with an introduction to the rigorous full-time study of art, design and media through a four-week, hands-on program in one of 10 different studio subjects. Students develop work for their portfolios while building core skills and an understanding of visual culture.

Studio practice is complemented by discussion, in–class critique and visits to Vancouver art galleries. The program culminates with a public exhibition in Emily Carr’s Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons, which features work from all of our summer students.


Architecture + Urban Design
Fashion + Textiles
Graphic Design
Illustration: Traditional
Illustration: Digital
Painting (Contemporary)

*Studios are subject to change.

Coming from Outside BC?

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

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Photo + Video Gallery!

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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