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 as follows for the 2018/19 school year. Please note this is subject to change for next year (2019/20).

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About the Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy

Students enrolled in the North Vancouver School District’s AFK 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 opens doors to careers in the arts.

The AFK Studio Art Academy is located at Carson Graham Secondary School and enrolls students in Grades 10, 11, and 12. Through the development of a personal portfolio each year, students gain increasing confidence in their abilities as artists.  Exploration of drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture provide students with a variety of artistic processes, culminating in yearly 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 artists during each school term adds to the richness of students’ experiences in the AFK Studio Art Academy.

Students gain an understanding of trends in contemporary Canadian art and career elements required of successful studio artists. Please note: transportation to and from the Academy is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Click here to view the 2019/20 Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy flyer.

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How to apply

Parents/Guardians of North Vancouver School District students must apply online to Out of District applicants should contact to receive the application link. Returning students will be given priority placement when their on-line application is received by the deadline.

For students new to the academy, the following must be dropped off in person to the Artists for Kids office at 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver by noon on March 1, 2019:

1) email confirmation of your application (the automated receipt you receive from School Cash Online)

2) an art portfolio of three to four works of art

Selection for the AFK Studio Art Academy

Acceptance to the Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy will be based on the completed application and portfolio submission. Total spots available will be dependent upon the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize suitable timetables to meet enrollment and graduation requirements.

Fees for the AFK Studio Art Academy

The total cost for the AFK Studio Art Academy will be $350 for the 2018-2019 school year. The payment confirms placement in the academy and is due on or before June 1, 2018. $50 of the fee is a non-refundable Commitment Fee. Information for payment will be included in the acceptance email. 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