Projects / Skill Up Workshops

Skill Ups are weekly lunch hour sessions to help you boost a specific skill that will complement your practice.

Designed to answer questions such as File Size: What is Big and What is Normal? and How do I Price my Work? Skill-Up topics have been selected to introduce technical hands-on skills within an hour. Skill Up sessions will be delivered by Emily Carr faculty, staff, students, and industry experts.

Every Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Room B3155
Open to all!

Fall 2019 Schedule:

Wednesday, Sep 18: Make Your Tech Look Effortless

  • File Size: What is Big and What is Normal
  • Getting your slides on the projector: media for presentations
  • How to change the size and type of your file
  • File storing and naming conventions

Wednesday, Sep 25: Community in Building Your Practice

  • Finding your people
  • Forming a collective
  • Cultivating a network

Wednesday, Oct 2: Peer-Led Open Session

*POSTPONED* Wednesday, Oct 9: How to Self-Publish

(Offered alongside the VABF)

  • What are catalogues, artist books, multiples?
  • When is it ok to self-publish?
  • Print-on-Demand and how it works

Wednesday, Oct 16: Peer-Led Open Session
How to Navigate Your First Ever Public Art Project (and flounder less than I did) by Shayla Giroux

  • Things I wish I had known sooner
  • How Emily Carr can help
  • How to project manage

Wednesday, Oct 23: How to Finish Fabrics to Display with your Work

  • No-sew methods for hemming fabrics
  • How and when to iron or steam
  • How to make a larger backdrop or curtain

Wednesday, Oct 30: Where to Find Materials for Free or Cheap

  • Local sources for discounted or free materials
  • What things to ask when sourcing materials
  • Things you need in order to take advantage of opportunities for free stuff

Wednesday, Nov 6: How to E-Mail People You Don’t Already Know

  • Best practices for reaching out for the first time
  • Tips for getting replies and keeping correspondence going
  • Patience and tenacity in developing professional networks

Wednesday, Nov 13: How to Price Your Work

  • Tips for calculating artist fees and pricing
  • How to appropriately price your work throughout your career

Wednesday, Nov 20: How to Apply to Grad School

  • Tools and strategies for researching and applying for different graduate programs
  • Introduction to Emily Carr’s graduate programs and admission requirements

Wednesday, Nov 27: Peer-Led Open Session

Wednesday, Dec 4: How to Frame Your Work

  • Framing techniques
  • Considerations for different types of work
Emily Carr Students!

Do you have a skill you’d like to share with your peers? Sign up to lead a peer-to-peer learning session on the poster in Room B3155 or e-mail one of the programming offices: |   

Skill-Ups are co-hosted and co-produced by Career Development + Work Integrated Learning and the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship with the generous support of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training 

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