ISABC May Mindfulness Reminder & Summer Opportunities

The ISABC May Mindfulness Challenge is still underway and it is NOT too late to join. The energy is building as we near the end of this school year. While it is an incredibly exciting time, it can also increase feelings of stress and anxiety. For more information on the mindfulness challenge and on Summer Opportunities for Youth, see below.

Emily Carr Creative Summer Opportunities for Youth

Summer Institute for Teens:

Ages 16-18, of to have finished Grade 10

July 4-29, 2022, 9 am - 4 pm, with a lunch break from 12-1 pm

On-campus and Online options!

Offering students a choice of 11 studios in a range of disciplines, including Illustration, Communication Design, UX Design, Creative Coding + Web Design, Game Design, Filmmaking, Industrial Design, and many more. Check out the studios!

Taught in a friendly, creative and student-centred environment, these studios build foundational skills and a portfolio-ready work in areas that are in very high demand in BC’s thriving creative industries. The program culminates in a final exhibition at Emily Carr's Michael O'Brian's Exhibition Commons, and participation in a virtual exhibition. Check out the 2021 Summer Teens Exhibition:

Students engage in studio practice four times a week. On Wednesdays, students take two additional courses that round up the SIT experience:

Creative Practices & Society: This innovative course introduces young creative practitioners to contemporary issues explored through a variety of art, media and design practices. Supported by in-class discussions and artist talks, students will consider the various intersections of politics, society and culture through the lens of art and design. Every week students attend a guest artist talk. This year's lineup includes:

o Morgan Sea on Body Perception, Queerness & Gender

o Whess Harman on Race, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism

o Taryn Goodwin on Accessibility and Disability Justice

o Cease Wyss on Activist and Socially-Engaged Art

Professional Practices: Students will learn and employ a set of practical, cross-disciplinary skills as they explore the multitude of ways to work in art and design. Students will gain experience writing about creative practices and curating an art exhibition, while exploring different career options in art and design. Students will also learn what it takes to create a strong portfolio.

Junior Art Intensive:

Ages 16-18, of to have finished Grade 10

July 4-15, 2022, 9 am - 4 pm, with a lunch break from 12-1 pm


In this two-week program, creative youth 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.

The program culminates with an online exhibition of student work. Check out the 2021 Junior Art Intensive online exhibition: