Mentored Independent Studies

June 23, 2018 - July 1


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Mentored Independent Studies

All skill levels will be accommodated in this immersive, personal experience. Individual instruction will challenge you to begin or further develop your personal vision and artistic practice. This studio opportunity is structured around your consultation with the instructor-as-mentor on materials, media, techniques, ideas, and process of vision-to-execution to create your own body of work. Learn how to assess the evolution of your work in self and group critiques. You are welcome to work in the media of your choice.

“I see an originality in student work at times that I’m searching for in my own work. You want to be informed as an artist, but, most importantly, you want to paint from the gut, maintain that edge, that sense of recklessness. Students remind you of that recklessness.”

Participants are provided with a studio space to share with another artist for the 9-days. 

 Applications are no longer being accepted.


Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks. Accommodation includes breakfast and dinner. Prices are in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. 

** There is a special opportunity to enjoy some unstructured studio time for 5 days between July 2 – 6. Studio spaces (private or shared) will be available on a first come, first serve basis, depending on availability. Please contact the MISSA office for further details.


HAROLD KLUNDER is one of Canada’s leading painters. He has exhibited constantly for more than three decades since his first solo show at Sable-Castelli Gallery in 1976. Born in The Netherlands in 1943 Harold Klunder emigrated to Canada in 1952. He maintains three studios in Montreal, Flesherton (Ontario) and Pouch Cove (Newfoundland). His paintings are held in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Museum London and the Winnipeg Art Gallery among many others. He uses a refined vocabulary of forms that are uniquely his to suggest ideas of vitality and transformation, of biology and duration, of identities that are mutable and of the still-unfolding history of painting itself. Klunder works on single paintings for years at a time and in so doing they become invested with a palpable sense of lived experience and vivid evidence of his effort to give shape to consciousness itself.


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