North Vancouver School District
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Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy

​Located at Carson Graham Secondary, Grades 10-12

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.

Self-Portrait, 2010
Liz Saunders
Oil paint on loose raw canvas

How to apply

Application to the Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy begins January 23, 2017 and closes March 3, 2017.

All applicants must submit:

Students must reapply to the Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy every year.

The completed application form and art portfolio must be dropped off in person to:

Artists for Kids Office
2121 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver BC  V7M 2K6


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


$350 program fee per school year. 


For more information, please contact: 

Yolande Martinello
District Principal and Director of Artists for Kids

Daylen Luchsinger

Ian Kennedy
Principal, Carson Graham Secondary School

Deborah Wanner
District Principal