Courses + Workshops

Portfolio Workshop for Teens

This intensive workshop focuses on the production of digital and physical portfolios, from creation to documentation. This workshop is aligned with the new ECU Admissions Guidelines and will help students through a wholistic engagement with the application process, as well through peer and instructor review. Issues surrounding selection of work, photo documentation and practical approaches to building a strong portfolio will be discussed. This workshop is ideal for students looking to study art and design at the post-secondary level.  

Portfolio workshops resume in Fall 2019!

For more information please contact

Continuing Studies, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 520 E 1st Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7 tel: 604-844-3810 |

Life Drawing for Teens

Develop your life drawing and observational skills in this intensive two-day workshop. Exploring a range of media and methods, students will learn how to draw the human figure by working with a live model. Through a range of exercises, students will use gesture, line, proportion, composition, volume, and form as a foundation for their drawings while building confidence in their technical abilities and individual style.  

CETP 178 S001
March 16 + 17, 10am – 4:30pm
$254 | 2 sessions

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Graphic Novel Weekend Intensive

This intensive workshop focuses on the production fundamentals of dynamic graphic novels, such as story boarding, character development, and narrative dialogue. Building off of students’ individual illustration and drawing styles, the Graphic Novel Weekend Intensive will help students transform their ideas and sketches into fully-realized/completed engaging graphic stories. This workshop will include in-class discussions and critiques to strengthen individual art, design and communication skills.

CETP 220 S001
March 23 + 24, 10am – 4:30pm
$254 | 2 sessions

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Textile Product Design Intensive

Explore the fundamentals of 3D design through the flexible material of textiles. Students will learn about design processes, including considerations such as ergonomics, sustainability and functionality, while building technical skills in pattern-making, sewing and construction. Students will have opportunities to produce finished pieces, such as bags or pencil cases. This workshop is ideal for students interested in Industrial Design, Sculpture and Fashion. 

CETP 221 S001
March 23 + 24, 10:00am – 4:30pm
$254 | 2 sessions

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