Jane MacKenzie has co-ordianted ‘Workshops on the Rock’ for the past five years, and first began her involvement with the SSAC as an ‘Artist in the Classroom’ instructor.
Jane is passionate about connecting young people to the world of art, inspiring them to be fearless creators and interpreters of art on their own terms. She is committed to creating and offering opportunities for youth that nurture their own artist within. Jane created Art Happens!, summer art camps for youth which she offered for 4 years on Salt Spring Island. Through her camps, students participated in the Inside Out Project, a large scale photography-graffiti project, and The Sketchbook Project where students filled sketchbooks that travelled around the continent. She also introduced her students to silk-screeing, found object sculpture, explorations in wood & sculpture, drawing, painting & collage.
Jane is a graduate of Emily Carr University in Printmaking & Photography and has studied weaving in England and India. She exhibits her own textile/installation based art work.