Every year, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) hosts Creative Days — a series of free workshops that students can attend to find out more about the Bachelor of Fine Arts as well as the faculty itself and program offerings. The workshops are free to attend for both students in the FCCS and other faculties. However, the workshops are mainly geared towards prospective students looking to find out more information about the offered programs and topics explored within them. All workshops are held in the Creative and Critical Studies building at UBC Okanagan.
The workshops include a multitude of different art forms and mediums including screenprinting, sculpture, improv, writing and more. They are led by a varied lineup of professors from the Visual Arts program. Although the workshops are free to attend, pre-registration is encouraged as there are a limited number of spots available for each workshop. Students can pre-register for the workshops by emailing the Visual Arts Coordinator Katherine Pickering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 Creative Days workshop schedule is as follows:
January 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Sculpture with David Doody
January 18, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Indigenous Centered Landscapes through Cyanotype with Tania Willard
February 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Screen Printing with Briar Craig
March 7, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Drawing with Patrick Lundeen
March 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Creative Writing with Nancy Holmes
April 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Tour of the BFA Student Exhibition with Andreas Rutkauskas
May 30, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Frame-by-frame Animation with Myron Campbell
May 30, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Performance Improvisation with Denise Kenney
June 13, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Life Drawing with Katherine Pickering