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Winter Guided Residency with Peter Corbett

Saturday, March 17 – Thursday 22, 2018

Mentor: Peter Corbett

Studio Sessions with Mentor 9:00am – 3:30pm

Regular Fees:
$770 + GST - 6-day Session , Shared Kitchen & Bath Accoms
$825 +GST - 6-day Session , Shared Kitchen & Private Bath (sold out)
$550 + GST - 6-day Session without accoms 

Or Call to Register: 1-800-442-2787

*Additional week of studio residency available for $350-400 (only available with IMA Building accom)

*See scholarship and bursary information below, IMA strives to make this program accessible to professional and emerging artists through providing subsidy. 

*Participants are welcome to use the studio spaces 24hours a day.

*Participants must bring with them their own supplies; easels, mobile painting walls, and tables are provided.

About the Program

“The 6 days spent with Peter Corbett as guide was a breakthrough for me in terms of how to paint quickly and effectively outside and I discovered new techniques and new paint in the studio. Peter, artist and scientist, is the perfect mentor for outdoor painting; he understands so much about the land, animals, water and atmosphere and he shares all that he knows and loves with enthusiasm and spirit. We painted in the town, at Bowron Lake, summits on the road, rivers and marshes, and clouds in the sky. We honed our field studies in the studio. We worked hard and long and it seemed like play.” ~Louise Drescher, Rossland, BC

Island Mountain Arts presents a guided residency led by Peter Corbett, one of BC’s premier plein air oil painters. This guided residency is designed to help visual artists explore their studio practice all-the-while being immersed in the beautiful and historic backdrop of Wells in the Winter. Participants will have an opportunity to go out in the field to paint.

Participants will be given the option of staying in the new IMA residency multi-occupancy building “the Nest” or the historic Wells Hotel. Each Artist will be provided with 24hr access to large bright art studios as well as scheduled critiques, demonstrations, and ongoing hands-on work with Peter.

Peter Corbett is considered by many to be one of western Canada’s leading plein air oil painters. Peter has been shown extensively in both public and commercial galleries, been the recipient of numerous awards and has been a mentor and teacher in various capacities. He is also a professional biologist, former outdoor adventure guide, and loves to share his enthusiasm for nature while painting out-of-doors.


Scholarship & Bursary Info:

What are the Selection Criteria?

Based on a review of the application materials and the following considerations, Island Mountain Arts will select individuals to receive scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded through a juried process based on the following criteria. Island Mountain Arts reserves the right to change these criteria if the submissions warrant.

Applications must include the following:

  • Show a commitment to their art practice.

  • A letter stating what they hope to gain from this experience

  • Provide a current CV/bio and artist statement

  • A commitment to attend the residency if accepted


Friday, March 16 - 7pm, Welcome & Artist Talk with Peter Corbett

Saturday, March 17 to Thursday, March 22 - Studios open with Peter Corbett 9am - 3:30pm 


Later Event: May 26
Plein Air One-Day Workshop