Skill-Up! Workshops

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Skill-Ups are weekly lunch hour sessions to help you boost a specific skill that will complement your practice.


Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 4, 2019

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Room B3155, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 0H2 See on Map

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Designed to answer questions such as File Size: What is Big and What is Normal? and How do I Price my Work? Skill-Up topics have been selected to introduce technical hands-on skills within an hour. Skill-Up sessions will be delivered by Emily Carr faculty, staff, students, and industry experts, and are organized by the Career Development + Work Integrated Learning and the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship.

Every Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Room B3155
Open to all!

Fall 2019 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Sep 18: Make Your Tech Look Effortless
    • File Size: What is Big and What is Normal?
    • Getting your slides on the projector: media for presentations
    • How to change the size and type of your file
    • File storing and naming conventions
  • Wednesday, Sep 25: Community in Building Your Practice
    • Finding your people
    • Forming a collective
    • Cultivating a network
  • Wednesday, Oct 2: Peer-Led Open Session

  • Wednesday, Oct 9: How to Self-Publish
    • What are catalogues, artist books, multiples?
    • When is it ok to self-publish?
    • Print-on-Demand and how it works
  • Wednesday, Oct 16: Peer-Led Open Session

  • Wednesday, Oct 23: How to Quick-Finish Fabric
  • Wednesday, Oct 30: Where to Find Materials for Free or Cheap
  • Wednesday, Nov 6: Models for Selling Something You Make (Part 1)
    • When and how to focus on e-commerce
    • Getting your thing in a store
    • What are fairs and do you need them?
  • Wednesday, Nov 13: How to Price Your Work
    • Tips for calculating artist fees and pricing
    • How to appropriately price your work throughout your caree
  • Wednesday, Nov 20: How to Apply to Grad School
    • Tools and strategies for researching and applying for different graduate program
    • Introduction to Emily Carr’s graduate programs and admission requirements
  • Wednesday, Nov 27: Peer-Led Open Session

  • Wednesday, Dec 4: How to Frame Your Work
    • Framing techniques
    • Considerations for different types of work
Emily Carr Students!

Do you have a skill you’d like to share with your peers? Sign up to lead a peer-to-peer learning session on the poster in Room B3155 or e-mail one of the programming offices: |

Skill-Ups are co-hosted and co-produced by Career Development + Work Integrated Learning and the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship with the generous support of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training