Youth Art + Culture Lab

Make art and go behind the scenes with Emily Carr University and Richmond Art Gallery!

Youth Art + Culture Lab is an exciting partnership between Emily Carr University and Richmond Art Gallery, providing youth aged 12–15 an opportunity to build confidence and develop diverse creative skills through behind the scenes, hands-on and interactive sessions with local and international artists, art gallery professionals and Emily Carr instructors.

Program Details

Youth Art + Culture Lab meets on alternating Sundays of each month at Emily Carr University (520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver) and the Richmond Art Gallery (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond) from 1:00pm – 4:00 pm, October 2020 until April 2021*, with breaks for holidays and closures. Regular attendance is required.

Please note: Program activities for 2020-2021 will take place primarily online, but may move to in-person delivery at ECU and Richmond Art Gallery , pending appropriate approvals and only given availability of adequate space at the time. Due to the online nature of the program this year, students participating in YA+CL will be required to source their own supplies. Students will need access to a computer to join the virtual classroom on BlueJeans and/or Zoom. It is recommended students also have access to a smartphone or tablet to document progress of their work and share with the class.

Course Code: CETP 330 F001
Ages: 12-15 years
Tuition fee: $454

YA+CL 2020-2021 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 extending online program delivery into the Fall term. In keeping with this, the Youth Art + Culture Lab 2020-2021 will be delivered primarily through online learning platforms.

Emily Carr University and the Richmond Art Gallery remain committed to offering meaningful art education to youth and teens, and invite students to grow their skill-sets and develop their portfolio through YA+CL. 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:


Registration for Youth Art + Culture Lab 2020-2021 is now closed. We invite you to subscribe to our Teens Newsletter to be notified when registration opens for YA+CL 2021-2022!

Offered in partnership with the Richmond Art Gallery