MISSA is all about the magic that happens when like-spirited folks who love art and the creative process gather together. View the calendar below for workshop dates, times and special events where students and faculty have the opportunity to connect, create and socialize over the 2 weeks. Remember to browse to the bottom of this page!

MISSA 2022 Summer Program: July 29 – August 12  (* NEW DATES)


On-line Fundraising Auctions

Our Annual MISSA MAGIC Fundraising Auction will take place November 28 – December 5, 2021.

Thank you to our donating artists and everyone who participated in our past auctions, both our spring and last fall auctions were a resounding success!

If you wish to donate a small works for the upcoming fall auction, please complete the following form:

2021 MISSA MAGIC Fall Fundraising Auction

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  • You will be issued a Canadian tax receipt for the value of your item once it is sold.
  • Every item will begin with a starting bid of 30% of the fair market value, unless otherwise specified.
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    Summer Program Events

    Celebration of the Arts

    Gumbo Night, A Ceramics Fundraiser

    Wrap-Up Party

    Summer Program Fundraising

    Student Art

    This is an opportunity to take home a piece of your fellow participants’ artwork. MISSA students generously donate a piece of their own artwork and a draw is made at the end of each week. There will be a draw made on each Sunday, so that the weekend students can participate as well. Tickets are available by donation. Just another way to take home a piece of MISSA magic!

    MISSA Mugs

    A highlight every year is to pick up your very own “MISSA mug” to enjoy a beverage while you are on campus. There are so many sizes and designs to choose from!  The mugs are a great memento of your time at MISSA and they make wonderful gifts too. The mugs are donated by past and present students and the money raised goes directly to the MISSA Ceramics Program.

    MISSA Merch

    There is a merchandise table that operates during MISSA that offers a range of items for sale including aprons, tote bags, t-shirts, zip- hoodies and sweatshirts. A sign will be posted with store hours.

    Ambassador of the Arts Award

    Every year, MISSA has recognized a member of the arts community who, through the calibre of their work and commitment, have made a significant difference to the growth and development of arts and culture in British Columbia.



    Ambassadors of the Arts

    The following have been recognized by MISSA as Ambassadors of the Arts: 

    Jack ShadboltMyfanwy PavelicJack WiseMurray Adaskin | Carole Sabiston, O.B.C. | Rosita Tovell | Mavor Moore | Colin Graham | Fran Willis | PK Page | Bill West | Pat Martin-BatesWalter Dexter | Lorna Crozier, O.C. | Patrick LaneNorman Yates | The Newman Family: Victor, Edith, Marion and Carey | Martin SeggerValdyRobin Hopper, O.C., R.C.A | Shelagh Rogers | William Zuk | Gary Karr | Susan A. Point, O.C


    Don’t miss these very popular evening presentations that are open to MISSA students and the public alike! Visiting MISSA instructors have an opportunity to share about the work that they do. They share photos and anecdotes along with tricks of the trade and their talent is always inspiring.

    More details to follow!


    2022 Summer Program: July 29 - August 12 **NEW LOCATION** MISSA @ Shawnigan Lake SchoolCLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.