It’s no secret that Nelson thrives on its reputation as a most appealing place to live and marketable destination to visit, especially if you are an artist! At its heart, Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) at Selkirk College has contributed significantly to this reputation, having provided arts education in the Kootenays for more than 60 years.
Offering a curriculum with an intensive studio focus, the craft programs emphasize on preparing students to make a living through their art and craft. And for every student that goes on to open a studio of their own, there are dozens that also become craft aficionados, and their role as enthusiastic appreciators of craft is equally as important.
Robin was first a student at KSA in 1996, and later began teaching as a sessional instructor. Last year he became faculty and is excited about how he can build the program in the coming years.
The college wrote a feature on Robin last month: Read the article
This school year he is stoked to be teaching with friend and colleague Martin Tagseth. Martin is out from Lake Lenore, SK for the winter semester and together they will be hosting a faculty open workshop at the school March 13-15th.
The workshop will include artist talks, demonstrations and discussion on contemporary and historical ceramics. The goal of the workshop is to fundraise to start a student ceramics guild at KSA, to facilitate bringing in other visiting artists and helping students attend extra-curricular conferences and events.
If you think you can make it, be sure to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org - space is limited.
Kiln logs are often the most under-appreciated studio tool, and yet one of the most essentials when it comes to keeping track of what has been done in the past.