Fine Arts

Grad Show 2024

We gratefully acknowledge that our learning takes place on traditional, ancestral and unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Musqueam territory. We are deeply honoured to hold our given Musqueam name, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, house of teachings.

Welcome to the Langara Fine Arts virtual graduation showcase for 2024!

This digital presentation of artworks complements our on-campus exhibition held at Langara College on West 49th Avenue in Vancouver from April 25th — May 5th, 2024. Made in our ceramics, drawing, design, Indigenous carving & tool making, painting, performance, print media, public art, media, textile and sculpture courses, these works display the dedication, curiosity, and experimentation of our graduating students. We are extremely proud of this incredible work and congratulate our graduates on their significant achievement.

Stephanie Aitken

- Department Chairstephanie aitken

Langara Fine Arts students have produced truly amazing work this year. The work in this exhibition represents the culmination of 2 years of engagement with materials, processes, and ideas, of risk-taking and hard work. Committing to a fine arts program and to art making as a career is a leap of faith and not for the timid.

Our faculty and staff commend the bravery of our graduating students. To family and friends of our grads,
I want to specially acknowledge you as well. Your love and support of our students has helped to deliver them to the incredible achievement represented by this exhibition.

Langara Fine Arts is famous for being a community. Our students contribute to each other’s achievements and the unfolding of each other’s work. It takes a village to make an artist and we’re very proud of your love and support of each other. We hope you will take this community with you wherever you are going.

Please do stay in touch, we are and will remain your biggest fans.

Langara Fine Arts is comprised of the following faculty and staff:

  • Milos Campbell- printmaking, drawing
  • Charlotte Falk- design, public art
  • Gloria Han- ceramics
  • Steve Hubert- sculpture, painting, media and drawing
  • Scott Kemp- sculpture
  • Aurora Landin- printmaking, drawing and professional practice
  • Aaron Nelson Moody- indigenous carving and tool making
  • Natalie Purschwitz- sculpture, drawing
  • Alwyn O’Brien- ceramics
  • Philip Robbins- design
  • Helena Wadsley- painting, drawing, textile studio
  • Suzi Webster- media studio and drawing
  • Will Morrison- Workshop Coordinator
  • Rita Yip- Studio Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Milton- Assistant Department Chair, performance, media studio, drawing and professional practice
  • Stephanie Aitken- Department Chair, painting, drawing

Darren Bernaerdt

- acting dean of artsdarren bernaerdt

This year’s Fine Arts Grad Show represents the very best work of the students graduating in 2024. It is the culmination of their dedication, creativity, and hard work. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to each of the students for their achievement. Seeing the range of artistic expression is always a highlight each spring and this year’s show is no exception.

As the Dean of Arts, I commend each of you for maintaining your commitment as an artist and for pursing your artistic vision. The faculty and staff in the Fine Arts department were a critical part of your journey. The quality of your work is testament to the exceptional education and mentorship that you have received.

The Grad Show marks the end of one chapter in your development as an artist. Whether you continue to further studies, explore other paths, or develop your practice further, I hope you take a moment to reflect on your time at Langara College and the vibrant community that you are part of. Your work has the power to inspire, inform, and affect change.

Congratulations on your achievements and I look forward to hearing about your future successes and seeing the impact of your work.


Special thanks to our incredible Department Chair, Stephanie Aitken for her dedication, insight and hard work running our program, Elizabeth Milton for her amazing support as Assistant Chair and for the tireless behind the scenes work of our Studio Coordinator, Rita Yip. Deep gratitude to our donors: David Lambert Foundation, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts - Ceramics Programs , North-West Ceramics Foundation, Craft Council of BC, Anne and Jeff Powell, and Tenline Sales for their generous contribution to our Fine Arts Awards program.

On behalf of our graduating students, the Fine Arts Department would like to thank Langara College for funding our virtual grad show.

The following people are responsible for creating this website: Elizabeth Milton (Assistant Dept Chair) and Tomoko Okochi (Web & Mobile App Instructor). Web & Mobile App student: Wonnyo Hamester Tozawa (developer). Thank you, team!

Photos by Lindsay Chow, Splash Page Image: Painting by Madelyn Marchant.

Huge thanks and congratulations to our Fine Arts Graduates for providing such strong work to fill this virtual space.

Many thanks to the following folks who support our program:

  • Rebecca Slaven- Fine Arts Librarian
  • Spencer Dane- Creative Arts and Industries Division Chair
  • Darren Bernaerdt- Acting Dean of Arts
  • Our amazing life models:- Guy, Steve, Hélène, Jessica, Michael, Amanda, Ann, Tiffany, Mark and Fran

Langara Fine Arts

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The Langara Fine Arts diploma program is a two-year studio art foundation that emphasizes hands-on material-based skills within a supportive community of makers, learners, and thinkers. Langara Fine Arts is committed to a culture of humility and respect.

Students have the opportunity to study drawing, design, painting, sculpture, foundry, printmaking, Indigenous carving, ceramics, textile art, media, performance and public art. Our tuition is affordable, and our courses are university transferable. Langara Fine Arts alumni go on to study at respected universities throughout Canada and beyond.

For information on admissions to the Langara Fine Arts program contact

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