Skull Painting

July 30 - July 31


Skull Painting

Skull Painting

This workshop will expose and inspire you to explore a unique 3-dimensional canvas – animal skulls! Skulls offer a peerless canvas that can help capture meaning, love and philosophical questions of mortality and the nature of being as a backdrop that brings new relief to your artistic expressions.

Artists of any skill level are welcome to participate in this 2-day workshop. Participants must bring 1-3 prepared animal skulls to transform – cleaning and preparation instructions, as well as alternative sources, will be provided to participants in advance. Participants will explore all aspects of skull painting, including how to prepare the bone, selecting suitable materials, underpainting, techniques for developing a design, finishing, and hanging. Participants can expect to complete two small (Racoon, Sheep, Cat) pieces over the two-day workshop.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $25
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels

Price: $361

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes


Heidi Chartrand is a self taught mixed media artist living in Metchosin, BC. Having worked with horses for most of her life, she finds inspiration from animals and nature. In 2016, Heidi started painting on bones, later learning to clean skulls, literally facing her fear of death. Canvases were often donated by farmer friends. She loves getting damaged skulls, that are less valuable to others, but allow for the most artistic interpretation.

Click here to read more about HEIDI CHARTRAND

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Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before June 15th to avoid disappointment.

Attendee Details


If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE June 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

June 1 – July 15: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2023 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER July 15: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2022 program is completely canceled due to COVID restrictions, a full refund will be given (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.


Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes.

BURSARIES and ASSISTANTSHIP positions are available. APPLY BEFORE MAY 31. Click to learn more.