Mentored Residency

June 22 - 30

Mentored Residency

(9-days): June 22 – 30, 2019  Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and artists are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Mentored Residency

This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy 9 days of uninterrupted studio time with the freedom to explore new creative concepts, experiment with new techniques, and take your art to the next level. Your time in the studio will be supported by a mentor.

Participants will share a studio space with another artist over the 9 days.

The Mentored Residency is geared towards artists who want to work on their own artwork and have an idea in mind about why they would like to work with a mentor.

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): Artists are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $1023

Tuition includes lunches and daily snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.

  • Participants are accepted on an application basis

Click here  for an application. 

Don Farrell

Canadian painter Don Farrell was born in Vancouver in 1942 and now resides in Qualicum Beach, BC.

In 1984, Don was awarded the “RI Medal”, as well as receiving Honourable Mention for work submitted to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Annual Exhibition in London, England. In April of the same year he was elected a full member of the Royal Institute and was also elected a full member of The Royal Society of British Artists in July 1985.

Don’s work was also selected for the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibitions in 2004 and 2005. Don regularly participates in the annual exhibitions of the RI at the Mall Gallery in London.

Don’s work has been moving towards abstract considerations, focusing on composition in contemporary art.   His work contains recurring motifs of tiny markings and shapes, as well as etched characters or patterns that can hint at a narrative.  It is these qualities which makes Don’s paintings all the more rewarding with each closer inspection and which give them their lasting appeal.

Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


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

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.