Junior Art Intensive

In our two-week Junior Art Intensive, creative youth aged 13-15 explore 2D and 3D art-making. Working with professional art instructors in a focused workshop environment, students will complete a variety of projects in drawing, painting, animation and soft sculpture. Sketching and an examination of the creative process will complement hands-on learning to create an engaging and accessible art experience for creative youth of all backgrounds.

This program builds foundational knowledge while emphasizing skill development and the creative process and helps prepare students for our Summer Institute for Teens. The program culminates in a final exhibition of student work.

JAI 2020 Online Delivery & COVID-19 Response

Emily Carr University’s top priority is the health and safety of our students, instructors and staff. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ECU has implemented a variety of measures in alignment with advice from federal and provincial public health authorities, including the transition to online learning for the Summer term. In keeping with this, the Junior Art Intensive 2020 will be delivered exclusively through online learning platforms.

We remain committed to offering meaningful art education to youth and teens, and invite students to grow their skill-sets and develop their portfolio through our online studios. As always, this dynamic and engaging program will be delivered to the highest educational standard, and instructed by award-winning artists and designers.

For up-to-date information on ECU’s response to COVID-19, visit the website: https://www.ecuad.ca/about/news-and-media/covid-19

For detailed information on how JAI 2020 will run online, please review our FAQ section below.


July 20-31, 2020

Detailed schedule coming soon!

How to Register

Registration is now open!

Download the Registration Package and send us the completed package by email at csreghelp@ecuad.ca.

    Registration Deadline: June 29, 2020.

    Note: Students must be between the ages of 13 and 15, or be entering Grades 8, 9 or 10 in Fall 2020 to register.

    Registration Policies

    Withdrawal requests received prior to May 25, 2020 will be processed less a $35 administrative fee. Withdrawal requests received May 26 - June 19, 2020 will be processed less a $500 administrative fee. Withdrawal requests received on or after June 20, 2020 will be processed with no refund.

    Program Fees + Aboriginal Scholarship

    Program Fees

    Domestic: $1154

    International: $1254

    Due to the online nature of the program this year, students participating in JAI will be required to source their own supplies. While students can expect to spend between $150-$200 on supplies, they are welcome to use materials that they already have at home, provided that they serve a similar purpose for their work.

    Aboriginal Scholarship

    At this time, we offer two scholarships for students of Aboriginal ancestry. Scholarship applications will be available on October 1, 2019 and are due by December 15, 2019. Download the Aboriginal Scholarship Application.


    If you have any questions about how to register, please email csreghelp@ecuad.ca or call 604-844-3810.

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    Junior Art Intensive | FAQ's

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