New Leadership for the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts

October 24th, 2011

New Leadership for the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts

The MISSA Board of Directors are pleased to announce Dave Skilling was appointed Executive Director and Tony Bounsall was elected President of the Board at the October 1, 2011 meeting of the board. The current executive includes Isabel Tipton, Vice President; Ann Pennant, Treasurer and Barb Lovick, Secretary

Board members include Betty Burroughs, Deborah Czernecky, Carol Rae, Jo-Ann Richards, Karl Roessingh, Judy Scott and Robin Hopper, Founding President Emeritus.

“We are very fortunate to have ceramic artist and teacher, Meira Mathison coordinating the MISSA Ceramics Program,” states Tony Bounsall. “The program draws top level instructors and students from across North America each year.”

Now in it’s 28th year, the popular arts program conducted each summer on the Pearson College campus has grown from four courses and 53 participants in 1984 to over 34 workshops with more than 400 students each year.

MISSA is dedicated to providing specialized courses lead by an international faculty for adult professional artists, serious adult students and teachers. MISSA 2012, to be held June 1st – 8th and July 2nd – 13th, will offer a varied selection of courses including wood carving, photography, writing, book binding, print making and sculpture as well as encaustics, painting and beginning and intermediate jewelry making.

2012 Course details will be available at as of January 15th.

For further information, photos and interviews please contact:
Dave Skilling, Executive Director
250 391 2415

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