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

About / Program Details


July 3–27, 2018
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday + Tuesday Wednesday Thursday + Friday
Your Studio Professional Practice Your Studio
Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
Your Studio Visual Culture Your Studio

Studio Practice

We offer students a choice of 10 studios in a range of disciplines. No previous experience in the subject area is required, so students can choose to explore a new form or further their work in a favourite medium.

Professional Practice

Explore the multitude of ways to live and work in art + design in this cross-disciplinary space. Through lectures and workshops, students will learn how to document and write about their work as well as how to approach post-secondary admissions and public exhibitions.

Visual Culture

Art + design exist in a wider cultural context. By examining historical and contemporary issues and movements, students develop the critical and conceptual skills to assess, critique and analyze their own work as well as the work of their peers and professional artists.

The Exhibition

The final exhibition brings together the work of all studios into the Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons at Emily Carr University. Students are encouraged to participate in the Exhibition Planning Committee, learning curatorial and project planning skills.

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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