Tag Archives: Art Education

Breaking the Mold

April 16 – June 18, 2022

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Organized by Natasha Reid, UVic Art Education

Artist-teachers practice in a hybrid space where pedagogy, art-making, and research intertwine and inform each other. UVic Art Education faculty and sessional instructors share their diverse perspectives, approaches, and experiences inviting visitors to consider ways in which art education stimulates engagement with critical questions and creates stronger connections between people, places, and ideas.


Robert Dalton, Mike Emme, Karen Hibbard, Natalie LeBlanc, Connie Michele Morey, Regan Rasmussen, Natasha S. Reid, Kathleen Schmalz, Alison Shields, Shruti Tandon, Michelle Wiebe, William Zuk, Caren Willms

Image: Mike Emme, Lockers, 1986/2022.

Related Programming

‘that to which we cling’
Drop-in clay hand-building workshop with Regan Rasmussen

Saturday, May 14 2022 | 11-3pm
UVic Legacy Art Gallery Downtown | 630 Yates St.

Facilitated by Regan Rasmussen (UVic Art Education), this workshop is dedicated to the theme of resilience. Using local mollusk shells as inspiration and applying clay hand-building techniques, participants will respond to a ceramic sculpture installation from the exhibition Breaking the Mold by making their own small ceramic artifact while considering the question: What beliefs and practices do we cling to for sanctuary and resilience in times of adversity?

Free and open for all ages
Drop-in, no registration required

More about Regan Rasmussen: https://www.reganrasmussen.com/

Gift of Food
Art Hive with Natasha S. Reid

Saturday, June 18 2022 | 12-3pm
UVic Legacy Art Gallery Downtown | 630 Yates St.

Come join us for a pop-up art hive in the gallery! Visitors are invited to experiment with art making in a welcoming drop-in community setting. To learn more about art hives, visit www.arthives.org. As a starting point, Natasha S. Reid will facilitate an activity that explores various fruits and vegetables commonly grown in Jamaica.

At the end, you can give your finished art work to ISSAMBA’s La Teranga Food Distribution to be added to a food hamper or you can bring it home and gift it to someone you know.

This art activity is an extension of Natasha’s artwork Plantain Belt currently exhibited in the Breaking the Mold exhibition at UVic’s Legacy Gallery (630 Yates Street).

Syn•Optic: Art Education Faculty


Image by Dr. Mike Emme, 2013

March 13 – May 4, 2013

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

From the studios of 23 University of Victoria art education instructors in the Faculty of Education comes a rich and diverse exhibition of images and objects in traditional and new media. These works reflect studio lives that serve as foundation for the collaboration and exchange of ideas between these artist/educators in their daily work with students engaged in creative problem solving, studio-based visual research and art exhibitions of their own. The classroom and the studio are interconnected sites of research for this creative community where teaching informs studio practice and studio informs teaching practice. This exhibition invites visitors to experience those dynamic interactions.

Divergence: Insights into Studio Practices

Bill Zuk, Opal Ice
Bill Zuk, Opal Ice

February 29 – April 14, 2012

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

From the studios of 19 University of Victoria art education instructors in the Faculty of Education comes a rich and diverse exhibition of images and objects that range through traditional and newer media. Working independently in their studios, these artist/educators collaborate and exchange ideas on a daily basis while working with students, engaging them in creative problem solving, and assisting in the preparation of work for exhibitions.

What they hold in common is a commitment to both the classroom and the studio as sites of research and dissemination. Teaching informs studio practice and studio informs teaching practice in the daily ebb and flow of professional life. This exhibition invites visitors to experience that dynamic interaction.

Across the Nation II

May 4 – May 31, 2004

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

The second instalment of Arcoss the Nation, a juried Art Education exhibition of Canadian universities and colleges. The work featured offers numerous perspectives on the human experience as it reflects on a personal vision, while exploring the relationship of art education to the ideas and processes of the studio.

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Tri University and Colleges Art Education Exhibition

December 3, 2001 – January 18, 2002

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

For the second time, art educators from several BC universities and colleges will come together to exhibit their work and promote discussion on the relationship between art in education and art in the studio.

Participating institutions are: the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia. Malaspina College, Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Okanagan University and the University College of the Cariboo.

This year’s exhibit will explore both traditional and contemporary media and its sure to offer inspiration to art educators, students an patrons alike.

Artists and Teachers: A Faculty of Education Retrospective Exhibition, 1956 to 1992

December 13, 1992 – February 7, 1993

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Art Education faculty at the University of Victoria (and its forerunner Victoria College) have served the teacher preparation needs to the BC public school system since the early 1900’s. The first half of the century was represented by the Maltwood gallery exhibition, John Kyle, Artist and Educator (1985)Artists and Teachers focuses on individuals who contributed in many ways to the design, the implementation and delivery of art education programs at the University.

Artists exhibited: A. Wilfrid Johns, Marion Small, Donald Harvey, John Dobereiner, Margaret Travis (née Moody), John Cawood, Geoffrey Hodder, Peter Shostak, William Zuk, and George Steggles.