Emily Carr University invites all art enthusiasts, families and the general public to come together and celebrate the artistic achievements of exceptional young talents at our Summer Teen Programs art exhibition.
Step into ECU’s campus and you’ll be captivated by the drawings, paintings, and mixed media works embellishing gallery walls. Sculptures and models fill the airy spaces, while interactive media and animations project on infinite loops.
Emily Carr University has long been synonymous with excellence in art, media and design education, nurturing the next generation of critical makers and thinkers. Students aged 13 to18 from the Summer Institute for Teens and Junior Art Intensive programs have spent the past month honing their craft and developing their final projects.
The two programs culminate with a public exhibition of student work installed throughout the Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons at ECU. Titled Mutatio, this year’s exhibition reflects themes of mutation, change and metamorphosis, symbolizing the students’ artistic and creative growth and evolution. The exhibition’s name and theme were developed by a committee comprising student representatives from each of the Teen Programs studios.
Join us for our opening reception on July 28, 2023, from 4PM to 6PM. The exhibition is open to the public and runs from July 28 to Aug. 6, 2023.
The works can also be seen on our online gallery in early August, 2023.
About the programs
The Summer Institute for Teens (SIT) is an immersive pre-university program taught by professional artists and designers. Over one-month, students build their portfolios and prepare for the next steps in their creative careers. SIT offers students training in a variety of disciplines, from painting to game design - the newest curriculum to be added. The program empowers students through the development of technical skills while they explore new ways of expressing themselves creatively.
The Junior Art Intensive (JAI) builds foundational knowledge while emphasizing skill development and the creative process, and helps prepare younger students for the Summer Institute for Teens. In this two-week program, students explore 2D and 3D art-making, completing a variety of projects in drawing, painting, animation and soft sculpture.