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Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy
AFK Studio Art Academy Open House/Information Night
​Artists for Kids (AFK) Studio Art Academy Open House on February 21, 2019 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Carson Graham Secondary (room D104).
AFK Studio Art Academy Open House/Information Night

​Artists for Kids (AFK) Studio Art Academy Open House on February 21, 2019 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Carson Graham Secondary (room D104).

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 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 https://sd44.schoolcashonline.com/. Out of District applicants should contact academies@sd44.ca 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

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

Applications are accepted from January 21, 2019 to March 1, 2019.

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

Parents/Guardians of North Vancouver School District students must apply online to https://sd44.schoolcashonline.com/. Out of District applicants should contact academies@sd44.ca to receive the application link. Returning students must re-apply each year and will be given priority placement when their on-line application is received by the deadline.

Applications are accepted from January 21, 2019 to March 1, 2019.

Questions?

For more information, please contact: 

Yolande Martinello
District Principal and Director of Artists for Kids
E-mail ymartinello@sd44.ca

Daylen Luchsinger
Teacher
E-mail dluchsinger@sd44.ca

Michael Kee
District Principal 
E-mail academies@sd44.ca​​