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Details for "Online Mentorship Program with Leanne Christie"



Every Wednesday (6 weeks)

Starting October 21st - December 2nd, 2020

No Class November 11th (Remembrance Day)

6.00 PM - 8.00 PM via ZOOM


Online Mentorship with Leanne Christie, SFCA




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Cost for 6 weeks:

Members: $290.00

Non-Members: $340.00


Limited to 10 students!

Suitable for advanced students.


FCA Online Mentorships

If you're looking for an accessible way to re-invigorate your practice, share in your challenges and get professional, live feedback on your artwork, FCA Online Mentorships are an excellent investment in your practice.


Benefits of Mentorship

    • Weekly check-ins with a Signature FCA Artist
    • Ask questions and receive answers in real-time
    • Meet new artists and learn from their feedback
    • Encourage accountability in your practice
    • Great way to schedule time for your development
    • Celebrate victories and challenges you've overcome
    • Share your current challenges and learn from your peers and mentor about how to move forward 
    • Put your learning into action with weekly assignments



Mentorship Overview:

6 weekly Live Zoom Sessions


We will start this mentorship program with an introduction to everyone in the group. Leanne will evaluate your work and talk with you about your personal goals and ambitions for attending this mentorship program.


The following sessions will be built out based on where everyone is in their work and what their personal ambitions are for attending the mentorship program


In the consecutive weeks Leanne will guide you through the process of developing and improving your paintings and help you to take them to the next level.   


About the Instructor - Leanne Christie, SFCA


Urban Oil painter Leanne M Christie has a reputation for complex paintings that are built with powerful brushwork and the sophisticated manipulation of her medium. She paints full time in her Vancouver studio and, when not accompanied by her PADS puppy in training, her 50km cycling commute from her home in Coquitlam, gives Christie an intimate kinship with the flow of the urban streets. The unrehearsed transitory moments provide the abundant source of her paintings.


Born and raised in South Africa, Christie moved to the Canadian West Coast in the late 2000’s after a period of 10 years abroad that had originated as a 2 week holiday after the completion of her Bachelor of Fine Art from Rhodes University.


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Christie’s paintings are at first understood by the viewer whose participation is provoked by her relentless harnessing of the communicative properties unique to oil painting. The distilled open relationship between the painter and the slow drying oil painting is the characteristic of the medium that Christie burrows into in order to activate the complexity that is developed through the alchemy of passive and active time. Active time that is dependant on the relationships that the viewer is able to develop with the work.


Christie’s concept of complexity through the inclusion of active and passive time as a catalytic element in the paintings finds the perfect partner in her urban subjects which are naturally founded on the complex relationships of the urban citizen and urban politics.



Student Testimonials:


  • "Leanne was very encouraging and gives very thoughtful suggestions. I also enjoyed listening to all the feedback for the other artists".
  • "Leanne is fabulous! Two thumbs up and I will join more online sessions again".
  • "I loved it that Leanne had spent time looking at each artist's website before the session, to situate their pieces in the larger body of their work".
  • "Thanks so much to Leanne, her critique was terrific!"



Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. Registration fees are for all six sessions, refunds will not be allocated for sessions missed, students cannot register for partial sessions. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date. We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.



Cost & Status

  • CAN$290.00
  • CAN$340.00 with Non-Member
Spots Available:
FULL (10 of 10 spots taken)
Registration Open Since:
2020-09-18 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2020-10-20 23:59:00
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