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, make art and socialize over the 2 weeks. Remember to browse to the bottom of this page!
Every year, the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (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.
The following have been recognized by MISSA as Ambassadors of the Arts:
Jack Shadbolt | Myfanwy Pavelic | Jack Wise | Murray Adaskin | Carole Sabiston, O.B.C. | Rosita Tovell | Mavor Moore | Colin Graham | Fran Willis | PK Page | Bill West | Pat Martin-Bates | Walter Dexter | Lorna Crozier, O.C. | Patrick Lane | Norman Yates | The Newman Family: Victor, Edith, Marion and Carey | Martin Segger | Valdy | Robin 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.
MISSA Talks start at 7:15 pm in the Max Bell Hall on the Pearson College campus. Monday and Tuesday evenings only during MISSA.
Details coming soon!
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!
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.
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.
This silent auction of faculty artwork is the biggest fundraising event during MISSA and each year it produces a range of beautiful and unique art pieces! Past and present MISSA faculty generously donate their art and contribute to a display table in the dining hall that is as varied as it is inspiring. The auction happens twice over the two week period on Friday evenings, with the first auction on the Celebration of the Arts evening and the second during the final Wrap-Up evening. Bidding wars have been known to happen over coveted pieces, for what better way to take away a piece of art from your favourite art teacher and support MISSA at the same time!