The Vancouver Island School of Art changes people's lives. People come to our school to learn about art and they leave with knowledge about techniques and contemporary art, as well as with a greater sense of who they are as a person. In addition VISA is a wonderful community where people have met life-long friends and continue to take courses and workshops often long after they have completed a Certificate or Diploma.
VISA is a post-secondary independent art school founded in 2004 by artist and instructor, Wendy Welch. During its first ten years of development, the school has achieved accreditation with PTIB (Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education), as well as transfer agreements with three degree-granting institutions: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the University of Gloucestershire (UK) and Vancouver Island University. Students can transfer credits from our Certificate program to receive university degrees in art.
VISA is a non-profit, charitable organization with Revenue Canada and is run by a Board of Directors consisting of professionals from the Victoria community. Our regular faculty have graduate degrees in art.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the Vancouver Island School of Art through donations and sponsorships. VISA is grateful for all of their loyal supporters and knows it is because of them that the school has become a distinguished art organization in the City of Victoria.
Registered Charity # 86392 1433 RR0001