Skill Up: Fall 2019 Schedule

September 5, 2019

Skill Ups are short, practical lunch hour sessions to help emerging practitioners boost a specific skill. Delivered by Emily Carr faculty, staff, and industry experts, the sessions will answer a variety of questions such as: How do I price my work?

Co-hosted and produced by Career Development + Work Integrated Learning Office. Fall 2019 sessions were delivered with the generous support of the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Wednesdays between 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Room B3155 at Emily Carr University

Programmed weeks are open for everyone to attend, peer-led learning blocks are open for Emily Carr students only.

Fall 2019

Wednesday, Sep 18: Make Your Tech Look Effortless
Sean Arden, Research Technician

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: The Importance of Community Building in your Practice (Finding Your People)
Shannon McKinnon, Director, Career Development and Work Integrated Learning Office

Finding your people
Forming a collective
Cultivating a network

Wednesday, Oct 2: Peer-led Open Session

Wednesday, Oct 9: How to Self-Publish (offered alongside VABF)
Beth Howe, Artist
POSTPONED due to campus closure

What are catalogues, artist books, multiples?
When is it ok to self-publish?
Print-on-Demand and how it works
How do you approach a publisher?

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

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
Jen Hiebert, Soft Shop Technician

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
Laura Kozak, Research Associate

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 Know
Laura Kozak, Research Associate

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
Wil Aballe, WAAP

How to calculate artist fees and pricing as an emerging artist
How to appropriately price your work throughout your career

Wednesday, Nov 20: How to Apply to Grad School
Lee Gilad, Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

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

Emily Carr Students: do you have some skills you’d like to share with your peers? You can participate in Skill-Ups and deliver a session! To sign up for one of the peer-to-peer learning slots, get in touch!