North Vancouver School District
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Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy

​Located at Carson Graham Secondary, Grades 10-12

The Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy is scheduled for Day 2 Block 8.


Students enrolled in the North Vancouver School District's Studio Art Academy develop advanced skills in the visual arts. The Academy's curriculum broadens their options, encourages their success in post-secondary art studies, and open doors to careers in the arts. 

Through the development of a personal portfolio each year, students gain increasing confidence in their abilities as artists. In-depth exploration of drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture provide students with a rich artistic process, culminating in year-end exhibitions of their work. 

Intensive studio/classroom work, visits to artists' studios and post-secondary institutions equip students with an understanding of the skills and commitment required to pursue the visual arts in a post-secondary setting. Exposure to a variety of instructors and artists during each school term adds to the richness of students' experiences

Students will gain an understanding of trends in contemporary Canadian art and gain an understanding of the career elements required of successful studio artists. Click here to view the 2018 Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy flyer.

Please note: transportation to and from the Academy is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

How to apply

Academy registration for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted between January 21 and March 1, 2019. No payment is required at time of application. The Enhanced Programs and Academies Information Night will take place at Sutherland Secondary School on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Academy registration for the 2018-2019 school year has closed and many academies are full to capacity for this school year. If your student is interested in enrolling in an academy, please email to inquire as to whether or not there are any spaces available. We are not accepting wait-list candidates at this point in the school year.


  • Priority 1 - Returning students
  • Priority 2 - Waitlisted student artists from previous year


The total cost for the AFK Studio Art Academy will be $350 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Payment confirms placement in this academy. $50 is considered a comittment fee and is non-refundable. Total payment of $350 is due on or before June 1, 2018. An additional course fee of approximately $925 may apply to out-of-district students. Non-payment or late payment of fees may incur a penalty and/or result in loss of placement in the academy.


For more information, please contact: 

Yolande Martinello
District Principal and Director of Artists for Kids

Daylen Luchsinger

Michael Kee
District Principal