The Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts has been providing high calibre specialized workshops for artists, teachers and serious adult students since 1984. MISSA has a reputation for hosting  local, national and international  instructors who engage with students in an intense multi-disciplinary environment. MISSA welcomes students from around the world to participate in an artistic immersion for two weeks every summer. Let the magic begin!




Each year, artists from near and far, come together to share in a spirited creative exchange at MISSA’s Summer Arts Program. The Summer Arts Program, since 2022, takes place on the beautiful campus of Shawnigan Lake School in the Cowichan Valley, on Southern Vancouver Island, close to Victoria, B.C. The sprawling campus sits among forested trails and is adjacent to the 7-kilometre long Shawnigan Lake. This rugged natural environment is the perfect backdrop for artistic exploration and expression. It’s easy to see why many participants return year after year to be part of this ‘MISSA Magic’.