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  • SCULPTURAL METAL
    SCULPTURAL METAL

    Instructors are on hand to support your self-directed creative projects.

  • SCULPTURAL METAL
    SCULPTURAL METAL

    Develop your creative practice with the support of instructors and peers.

  • SCULPTURAL METAL
    SCULPTURAL METAL

    Turn your passion into a career, ornamental or commercial.

  • SCULPTURAL METAL
    SCULPTURAL METAL

    explore your personal expression in metal.

  • SCULPTURAL METAL
    SCULPTURAL METAL

    Forge your own career path.

Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
Two-year
Accreditation: 
Diploma
Campus: 
Victoria Street, Nelson

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Television viewers following the contestants in this season's Amazing Race Canada will get a closer look at the West Kootenay in the July 18 episode of the reality show that criss-crosses the country. Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College will be one of the locations featured.

Television viewers following contestants in this season's Amazing Race Canada will get a closer look at the West Kootenay in the July 18 episode of the reality show that criss-crosses the country. Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College will be one of the locations featured.

The culmination of the Kootenay Studio Arts five studios takes place on June 22-23 where students will share their creative output at the annual Year End Show & Sale that invites the community to take a closer look.

The culmination of the Kootenay Studio Arts five studios takes place on June 23-24 where students will share their creative output at the annual Year End Show & Sale that invites the community to take a closer look.

What Students Say

Eben Finer, Metal Casting Student
I regard my time in the metal studio at KSA as an important milestone in my artistic career, it opened my mind to the possibilities of the metal casting world and reunited me with the timeless implications of blacksmithing. These coupled with the chance to work with excellent and extremely helpful faculty and like minded students it was a truly fulfilling expereince.    
- Eben Finer, Blacksmithing Grad, 2012 and Metal Casting Grad, 2013
Alexis Mainland, graduate from Selkirk College
I chose to attend KSA and move up to Nelson from Vancouver.  I have never regretted this decision and in fact still live in the Kootenays. The course itself, although its only a year long it is action packed and full on. The instructors are artists themselves so not only do you have practical information but real life lessons in the art world. My favorite part is the long hours. On top of a full day of schooling, there is open studio into the evening where you can really explore your artistic abilities.
- Alexis Mainland, KSA Graduate April 2012