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Skill-Up! Workshops | Fall 2019

Skill-Up! Workshops | Fall 2019


Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 4, 2019

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On Campus

Room B3155, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 0H2 See on Map

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, and are organized by the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship.

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

Fall 2019 Schedule

Sept 18: How to 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

Sept 25: The Importance of Finding Community in Building Your Practice
Finding your people
Forming a collective
Cultivating a network

Oct 2: Peer-Led Open Session

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

Oct 16: Peer-Led Open Session

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

Oct 30: Where to Find Materials for Free or Cheap

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

Nov 13: How to Price Your Work (Offered in advance of the Student Art Sale)
Tips for calculating artist fees and pricing
How to appropriately price your work throughout your career

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

Nov 27: Peer-Led Open Session

Dec 4: How to Frame Your Work
Framing techniques
Considerations for different types of work


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

Operated by Living Labs, the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship launched in 2018 to foster the movement of artists and designers into systems and situations where their work and ideas can have the most impact. The Shumka Centre is generously supported by the Vancouver Foundation.

Big ideas don’t just happen. They are process driven, tested, made and re-made and it will be the same with your professional career.

Emily Carr University is committed to help you transform and contextualize your creative practice so that upon graduation you are able to deliver value to community, culture, and the economy, while – perhaps most importantly – making a meaningful life for yourself.

The Career Development + Work Integrated Learning Office connects students and alumni with local, national and international employers in the creative industries and beyond. We offer career advising, clinics and strategy sessions, drop-in and individual advising, access to co-op learning opportunities, internships and partnerships, as well as the Artswork career portal.

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