Emily Carr Continuing Studies takes drawing outdoors this summer

This Summer Continuing Studies has some great new ways for you to spend your time. Offering exciting events and exhibitions, we’re also introducing new outdoor courses that include a drawing intensive under the balmy skies of the Okanagan.

For the first time, we are offering an en plein air course in collaboration with UBC farm. This very special course, Bootcamp II: Landscape and Nature - En Plein Air uses inspiration from the natural environment that flourishes in and around the UBC farm, including a Hemlock forest, orchards, cultivated fields and exquisite flora and fauna.

 We are offering two en plein air courses this Summer. The first is a special offering that is an adaptation of our popular painting course The Art of Pastels. Using Granville Island and the surrounding areas as your inspiration, you can explore painting outdoors using the pastel medium. For more information on this course, please visit  En Plein Air - Pastels.

Take part in a creative holiday and learn fundamental life drawing in the Okanagan. Drawing Intensive at the Shatford Centre is an exciting new partnership with the Shatford Centre in Penticton which provides students with the opportunity to experience Emily Carr faculty and resources outside the Lower Mainland. With this intensive six-day introduction to drawing, with a specialization in life drawing, students will learn the fundamentals of drawing, leading to an instructor-led open studio.

Class size is limited to twelve to maintain an intimate learning environment. Register for this incredible learning getaway through the Shatford Centre. Please note that accommodation is not included in course fees.

And lastly, we are planning some great exhibitions and events this summer that are free and open to the public:

Curated by published illustrator, author and faculty-member Lisa Cinar, Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories: The Making of a Picture Book brings together illustrations created for Little Red Riding Hood and other stories, as well as original picture books created by current and former students in the Continuing Studies courses Illustration for Picture Books I and II.

Curated by Industrial Designer and Continuing Studies faculty member Ying-Chiu Chan, Here and Away: Industrial Design Exhibition charts the work of former Industrial Design students as they move across the globe into areas including transportation design, architecture, technology development and entrepreneurship.

Junior Design Office is a platform that brings undergraduate design students together with social enterprise in Vancouver to create meaningful design work. It offers design services to businesses that normally can't afford it, while providing students with tangible real world experience working in a design firm environment.

Summer Institute for Teens Exhibition culminates in this public exhibition of work from over 80 high-school students in ten studios, including Aboriginal Arts, Illustration, Architecture and Urban Design, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Novel, Sculpture, Fashion and Textiles, Photography and Graphic Design.

 Crossing boundaries between typography, textile printing and environmental installation, Unusual Characters I Typography Exhibition examines the role of language and storytelling.

We look forward to seeing you this Summer!


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