Natasha Smith loves to share her passion for creating through teaching. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Natasha has worked with students of all ages whether it be joining schools as an Artist in Residence as part of an Artstarts – Artist in Education project or teaching adult continuing education workshops, or working individually with artists through private tuition sessions. She has been invited to lecture and facilitate large groups for hands on learning experiences at conferences and teacher professional development sessions.
Workshops & Courses
Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts
June 26-30 2017
Collage Painting: Visual Storytelling
Series Summer Art School at Red Deer College
July 24-28, 2017
Break Free – Collage, Painting & Abstraction
Tearing, cutting and collaging. Moving, pouring, dripping, scraping and wiping PAINT! Break down conventions, loosen your style and be daring yet playful. Explore alternative techniques for collaging and applying paint and building interesting surfaces, while
learning about various acrylic mediums and applications. Explore the creative process through a series of exercises where formal design elements and principles will be discussed.
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Course cost $525 + GST
Artstarts – Artist in Education Projects
2016 Artstarts Grant – Artist in the Classroom Artist in Residence – Mount Sentinel, Crescent Valley, B.C
2015 Artstarts Grant – Artist in the Classroom Artist in Residence – Mount Sentinel, Crescent Valley, B.C
2014 Artstarts Grant – Artist in the Classroom Artist in Residence – LV Rogers, Nelson, B.C
2011 Artstarts Grant – Artists in Education.
Artist in Residence W.E. Graham/Brent Kennedy/Winlaw Elementary Schools, Slocan, Crescent Valley, Winlaw, B.C.
2009 Artstarts Grant – Artists in Education.
Artist in Residence Brent Kennedy Elementary, Crescent Valley, B.C.
Oxygen Art Centre Workshops
Natasha was one of the founding members of what is now Oxygen Art Centre, one of the leading artist run centres in interior BC. She offers a wide variety of courses and techniques including, low-tech printmaking, assemblage/shadow box, collage, painting, abstraction and creative process based workshops.
2002-to present – Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, B.C.
Various professional development courses in drawing, collage, painting and printmaking
2017 Metchosin Interanational Summer School of the Arts
2017 Summer Series – Red Deer College
2016 Be Creative painting workshop – Kootenay Early Years Conference
2011 Partners in Parenting Conference, Rock Creek, B.C.
2009 LV Rogers School, Nelson, B.C.
Professional Development Day art workshop for teachers
2005 Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB.
Summerscapes Program – Printmaking
2004 Malaspina Printmaking Society, Vancouver
Collagraph Printmaking Intensive
2000-2002 Kootenay School of the Arts, (now Kootenay Studio Arts) Nelson, B.C.
1st and 2nd year Drawing, Design and Printmaking instructor for diploma program.