"Tell me and I will forget; Show me and I might remember; Involve me and I will understand."
For over fifteen years Vancouver Island Art Workshops has had the privilege of hosting some of North America’s most renowned art instructors. During this time, we have gained the support of an expanding community of emerging and established artists who have grown along with us and continue to make us an integral part of their art education.
We have a terrific line up of exciting and sought-after artists booked for years to come. We also have some very talented "hidden gems" we can't wait to introduce. Each will share their insights into exploring the creative process, learning new techniques, pushing boundaries and looking for new ways of self expression. We offer workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking, jewelry, social media for artists, and more.
Our workshop atmosphere is open, sharing and supportive. This, coupled with our hands-on approach ensures that Vancouver island Art Workshops delivers what students and instructors alike often refer to as "the best workshop ever!"
We’re on the move…. Watch for more exciting workshops to be announced on the mainland and Victoria too.
Vancouver Island Art Workshops is excited to introduce our “Adventure” series workshops. A few of our upcoming exotic workshop locales include New York City, Cuba and Italy! Don't miss out! Get the goods on new workshop listings and events. Sign up for our free newsletter:
Mary Stewart, AFCA, owner of Vancouver Island Art Workshops, is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has won numerous awards for her mixed media paintings and collage. Eager to learn and disappointed by what was available, Mary recognized the need for professionally organized workshops and set out to make a difference. She is often credited as the catalyst for ensuring that artists no longer have to share a table or make their art in crowded damp basements.