WICA Recruiting Volunteer Artist Coaches

Testimonial from a volunteer artist coach

About twelve years ago, I read a West Island Citizen Advocacy advertisement in search for volunteer art coaches to teach classes to people facing special challenges.  I had the confidence that I could assist interested students who wanted to learn or improve their technics in acrylic painting.  I responded to the ad, and I have been an artist coach ever since.

The extent of my experience resumes in two acrylic painting classes that I took, prior to joining the Kirkland Artists’ Association. I also participated in their annual exhibitions.

Joe Fahey

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The courses are given once a week, for two hours, held at the main office of West Island Citizen Advocacy, located in Pointe-Claire.  There are two sessions, one starting mid-September through mid-November, and the second from mid-January through mid-April.  An exhibition of the participants’ work is held at the beginning of October.  Each week, there is an average of three to six students, with a variation of skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced.  The courses are offered in acrylic or watercolor painting only.

If you wish to learn more about becoming a volunteer artist coach for Rendez-Vous Arts, a West Island Citizen Advocacy project, please communicate with Natasha Martel at (514) 694-5850.

No formal teaching experience is needed, just a little time and patience.  We are there to encourage them!


One Response to WICA Recruiting Volunteer Artist Coaches

  1. I’m so lucky to be my painting the one future in the photo :-), I won’t be able to sleep now 🙂