Monday, October 28, 2013

Northwest students receive bursaries from Northwest Community College

Last week was a fairly rewarding week for six students of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Northwest Community College, as NWCC announced the names of six Northwest students who have been awarded bursaries towards their studies.

Receiving Bursaries from NWCC to a total of 30,000 dollars were:

Kristy Bell, Old Massett
Mike Bolton, Gingolx
Stacey Calder, Gitsegukla
Kelli Clifton, Gitga'at
Ed Spencer, Lax Kw'alaams
Nakkita Trimble, Gingolx

The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art opened its doors at NWCC in 2006, and celebrates the legacy of the Haida artist, traditional carver and teacher.

Ms. Diesing passed away in 2002, the school named in her honour continues to keep traditional Northwest Coast art alive for future generations of artists and carvers.

It is the only school of its kind in Canada, focusing on First Nations Pacific Northwest Coast art, with a curriculum designed to develop skills into fine art.

You can learn more about the Bursary award here, further information about the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art can be found here.

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