Online Mentorship Program with Leanne Christie, SFCA

October 19, 2022 - November 23, 2022

$290 for members


Every Wednesday (6 weeks), October 19th – November 23rd, 2022, 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM (PST) via Zoom

Receive tailored advice from a professional artist via mentoring. This personalized advice will allow you to grow, opening you up to new ideas and paths. Your mentor will help you clarify goals and help you narrow your focus and maximize your potential.

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.

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

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.

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. The complexity  that this investigation lends to Christie’s work is the marriage of  passive and active time, dependant on the triad between the artist, the  viewer, and 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. Christie 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, Makhanda in the Eastern  Cape.

Student Testimonials:

  • “I would like to say that the program was excellent. The experience has helped me hone in on important and specific areas to focus my energy on. I learned more than I expected and I feel it will positively impact my work going forward. Leanne is a very thoughtful, forthright, engaging, and knowledgeable instructor. Well worth it. Thank you!”


  • “I really enjoyed the sessions, I learned a lot listening to Leanne’s critique of the other members.”


  •  “Having access to a professional with the kind of information and assignments she provided was excellent.”


  •  “Leanne shared very insightful, practical and useful information. Thank you!”

Registration Details

Register online at:

Or by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm.

October 19, 2022 - November 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$290 for members