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  • Get hands-on practice
    Get hands-on practice

    Studio time will help perfect your unique skills and processes.

  • Turn up the heat and reach your potential for creation.

  • Forge your own career path.

  • Develop the skills to turn your passion into a career.

  • Find the right technique
    Find the right technique

    Turn up the heat and reach your potential for creation.


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Victoria Street, Nelson

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What People are Saying

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