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Seed of inspiration


Tidal Art Centre is a place where people can come to nourish their art and themselves; to become inspired and to inspire others. Explore printmaking, fibre arts, clay works, photography, painting, sculpture, writing… Join us for a workshop, as a mentor or as a hungry mind with the desire to create and share ideas.

The heart of the centre is the wonderful former Forestry Station at Finn Bay which we purchased around twenty years ago. The seed of inspiration has taken many years to grow and become a reality, but with the help of our incredible builder Colin Mallery and his crew, we have been able to restore the old building and expand it into an incredible workshop facility.


Tidal Art Centre is a place where people can come make art, learn, teach and collaborate. Most would agree that when we are creating we are ‘in the zone’. It’s like our soul is happy. In that way Tidal Art Centre is a sacred space.


Honour your creative seed of inspiration, come join us 'in the zone'.

We are grateful and honoured to live, work, and be in relation with people on ɬəʔamɛn qaymɩxʷ (Tla’amin), toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose),  and ʔop qaymɩxʷ (Homalco) First Nations territories.

Thank you so much to Artist in Residence Prashant Miranda for the spectacular illustrated map of the Tidal Art Centre above.



Director and creator of Tidal Art Centre.

She's the visionary

and the heart of Team Tidal

Nancy Jeakins


Prashant Miranda

As Tidal Ranger, Prashant Miranda does a 'range' of creative activities from curating shows, organizing events and coordinating artists in our various programs. He has been Artist in residence at Tidal Art Centre since 2019. 

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Stefanie Dueck

Stefanie is a blacksmith artist and has the lead of the Mentorship Program. Check out her work at

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A professional literacy teacher and enthusiastic amateur potter, Keltie manages our social media and helps out with administration dutties.

Keltie Jeakins


Shivaun Gingras

Full time potter and clay enthusiast Shivaun Gingras heads our Ceramics Department. Shivaun teaches weekly wheel throwing classes, organizes internships, workshops and special events around clayworks. You can always reach her with your ideas at 

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Sandra Lopez

Visual poetry maker, inner speleology adventurer, Sandra oversees the flow of Tidal affairs, supporting administration and logistics. Check out her work at

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Our team
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