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Life Drawing

Instructor: Evelyn Armstrong
Saturday, August 26 - Tuesday, August 29, 9am – 3:30pm
Early Bird Fee: $429 + GST
Regular Fee: $476 + GST
Deposit: $119 + GST (non refundable)
Supplies as per list

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To register call 1-800-442-2787 or online below.

You can also mail a cheque to
Island Mountain Arts, Box 65,
Wells, BC, V0K 2R0

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Workshop Description:

This course is suited to students of all levels with a focus not only on developing drawing skills, but also on the use of drawing as a tool for personal exploration. The basic concept of working with the live model is to provide a systematic introduction to the “two dimensional surface arts” through drawing. Exercises and experiments offered to foster a feeling for the media will also concentrate on the “felt presence of space” as a framework, and the development of individual ideas with subjective expression as a goal.


Instructor Evelyn Armstrong is a multimedia environmental artist. She graduated with Honours in Lithography from the Vancouver School of Art and Design (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design). She completed her MFA at Vermont College, a MA in Liberal Studies (2007) at Simon Fraser University; and, she completed her PhD (2013) at the Institute for Doctorial Studies in the Visual Arts. With a particular interest in ethics, aesthetic engagement, and perception she has been researching the role of art and the artist in transdisciplinary theories on ecology and climate change. She has presented her eclectic work and ideas at related conferences. Her exhibition record is extensive and she has received numerous awards both for her community work and as an artist/teacher.

Events Include:

Friday, August 25, 7pm: Student Welcome Reception, IMA Gallery (2323 Pooley Street) – Meet your instructor and pick up your student information packages. This night is also the Opening for Dirk Vanstralen's Exhibition, "Failing Better."

Saturday, August 26, 5:30pm: Student BBQ, School, free for students

Saturday, August 26, 7pm: Artist Talk with Evelyn Armstrong

Sunday, August 27, 7pm: Artist Talk with Kalsang Dawa

Monday, August 28, 7pm: Reading with Betsy Warland and students

IMA students also receive free admission to Barkerville Historic Town and many discounts to local businesses.