Resident Artist Program

The Resident Artist program is a 6 week program that further strengthens the artists instruction abilities, promotes their passion and shares their abilities with the community.

Stemming from the Artist in Residency Program, one artist is selected from the A.I.R Program to develop and instruct free workshops for the community at large to learn & enjoy.

The workshops will take place 3 times per year throughout Greater Forest Lawn. Led by IAACC’s Resident Artist, you could learn- how to express yourself through art or develop a new technique.

Follow IAACC social media or check back here to learn when the next workshops will take place.

Resident Artists

Mitra Samavaki

Mitra Samavaki (she/her) is an Iranian visual artist currently based in Calgary, Canada. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Tehran University of Art and has completed her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Calgary.

Mitra primarily practices art through photography, which for her, is not only a journey of self-exploration but also a bridge that intimately connects her with people and her surrounding environment. Having relocated to Canada in 2021, Mitra’s current artistic practices are deeply rooted in the themes of home, identity, and belonging. Her work is mostly inspired by her own experiences as an immigrant living between two homelands.

Mitra is hosting “Turning Paper into Art” workshop on July 23,2024 at the IAACC office. Make amazing creations like the shadow box pictured.

Limited spots are available so be sure to email [email protected] to register and secure your spot.

March 2023 Healing through Memories ~ Resident Artist Hanieh Jalali