Director, Fine Arts Department: Marie-Renée Vial
Our Fine and Applied Arts Department offers a full curriculum. Small classes guided by professional working artists provide the ideal setting for students to pursue their chosen medium — drawing, painting, and a variety of applied arts. Courses range from introductory to increasingly advanced levels. As well, the Centre welcomes students who wish to develop their portfolios for advanced studies. Fine & applied arts workshops offer students the opportunity to explore new media or innovative techniques in a collaborative and focused atmosphere.
Portfolio Development and Mentorship
For adults interested in developing a portfolio for advanced studies, creating a body of work for exhibition, or exploring new directions in their art practice, see the Independent Studies section and for teens, see the Teen section.
Open Studios at the VAC (for registered students only)
Fine Arts Students: For the Spring 2022 semester, we will be offering an Open Studio for students in the Fine and Applied Arts department. On Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., from April 29 until June 17, Studio A will be available.
Ceramics Students: See the Ceramics section for the open studio schedule.
VAC Art Fundamentals Certificate
If you are seeking a broad-based academic training in the fundamentals of art, we propose the following core disciplines plus electives. Following the completion of 10 of the courses listed below, students receive a VAC Art Fundamentals Certificate. Includes individual guidance and meetings with the Registrar. If you plan to work towards obtaining a certificate, please contact the Registrar at 514-488-9558 to sign up!
Registration fee: $100 + course fees