Art Mentoring: guiding artists to develop personal style while learning methods and new skill sets, helping them to reach higher peaks of creative expression.
Art Lessons for all levels: drawing, acrylic, oils, colour mixing, composition, design and other mediums. Selkirk College Continuing Education and Mirja Vahala Art Studio team up every fall and winter semester to offer a variety of changing and sometimes recurring classes. We have offered Learn to Draw in 18 Hours, Acrylics and Oils for True Beginners, Drawing for Fun, and many more since 2007.
Artists have also taken these structured courses during mentoring sessions. Mirja provides handouts with a flair, which make it easier to do the projects, whether during the official lesson time, or at the drop in sessions.
Mirja-on-the-Move Workshops: Mirja brings the studio to you by teaching workshops in other cities. You can request to have workshops with Mirja in your town.
Master Artist Workshops: twice a year we spice it up with 3-day workshops taught by artists from other cities.
The 1200 sq. ft. studio contains: 12 full-size easels and tabarets; art studio lighting; book resources; electronic resources; demonstration studio; kitchenette; music; plus supportive, fun and energized artists.