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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 for the 2020-2021 school year.

*subject to change


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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.

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AFK Studio Art Academy


Students in the academy will:

  • create personally relevant imagery
  • express a personal philosophy of art
  • develop a portfolio of quality artwork
  • explore and develop skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture
  • understand required skills of successful studio artists and other art related careers
  • reflect critically and respond to their own art and the art work of others
  • consider trends in contemporary Canadian art
  • participate in a yearly exhibition.
* Transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian.


Application Procedures


To apply for the AFK Studio Art Academy, students must:

  • Complete the online application here.
  • Submit a portfolio of three or four works of original art
  • Submit a letter describing your interest in the program including your commitment to attendance of classes and events throughout the year

Your portfolio and letter of intent must be brought to the Artist for Kids office at 2121 Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver between January 20 to February 24, 2020.

Returning students need only complete the online application.

Out of District applicants please contact academies@sd44.ca to receive the application link.


Selection for the AFK Studio Art Academy

Each application will be reviewed by a panel of Visual Art Teachers. Offers, consistent with Board Policy 605, will be based on:
  • Portfolio review, letter of intent, and completed application
  • Prioritized waitlist

Fees for the AFK Studio Art Academy


The total cost for the AFK Studio Art Academy is $400 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Deposit: The non-refundable deposit is required on or before May 6, 2020 to confirm your child’s registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that non-payment by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the balance in full or set-up installments any time between May and August 2020 through School Cash Online. Please note that failure to pay the balance in full or set-up installments by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

An additional Programming Fee of approximately $935 may apply to Out of District students.

More information about Academies, including fees and withdrawal procedures, is available here.


Click here to view the 2020/21 Artists for Kids Studio Art Academy flyer.

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Questions?

For more information, please contact: 

Allison Kerr
District Principal, Fine Arts & Director of AFK

Daylen Luchsinger
District Fine Arts Educational Co-ordinator/Teacher

Or academies@sd44.ca