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Become an instructor at VISA.

The Vancouver Island School of Art is a teaching community that has served Victoria and the surrounding area for the last 20 years.

VISA is an independent post-secondary school with a focus on technique, personal expression and contemporary context. The school was founded in 2004 by artist and educator Wendy Welch. From its inception, VISA has always sought out artists in the community who have a unique vision based on their own artistic practice. 

Instructors are encouraged to propose courses or workshops based on their own practice and interests. The Executive Director is willing to assist in the development of course curriculum, especially to those who are new to teaching. VISA has hired many MFA graduates from UVic and other universities who have since become part of prestigious university faculties. Teaching at VISA is a great way to expand your teaching experience, develop new ideas and share your interests with students whose ages range from 18-90 years.


In-person and online positions are available.

All our courses are 3 hours long, once a week. They are offered morning (10am-1pm), afternoon (2-5pm) and evening (6-9pm). We prefer that instructors new to VISA start with a workshop or six-week course proposal.

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