Fall 2022 Programs are now available to preview on our new Active Mississauga system. Enrollment for programs will begin September 12 for residents and September 14 for non-residents.  Fall 2022 registered programs begin September 24.

Resident Artist Program studios

There are nine disciplines offered in the Resident Artist Program, each with a professionally-equipped studio space at the Living Arts Centre.

During their residency, artists have complete access to the facilities, equipment and benefits of their speciality.

Disciplines and studios

  • 1 large still life table
  • 4 flash units
  • Assorted studio backdrops
  • 3 soft boxes (large, medium and small)
  • Assorted tripods
  • Assorted photographic accessories
  • Black and white film processing and printing facilities available. Please inquire for more information.
  • Studio with natural light and north-facing windows
  • Large soaking sink
  • Drying racks
  • Easels
  • Fire cabinet for storing combustible and flammable materials
  • Individual work spaces with table and shelves
  • 10” SawStop table saw
  • 14″ Delta table saw with sliding table
  • 12” General 780 jointer
  • Dewalt sliding dual-bevel compound mitre saw
  • Dewalt fixed compound mitre saw
  • Stroke sander with 4’ x 8’ moveable bed
  • 14” thickness planer
  • 20’’ SCM 520 Nova thickness planer
  • 15” and 20” band saws
  • Oscillating spindle sander
  • 16” disk and 6” x 60” belt sander
  • 6” x 158” horizontal belt sander
  • 12” lathe
  • 15“ drill press
  • 6’ x 9’ veneer vacuum press with compressor
  • Hafele drying rack
  • Spray booth
  • Festool Domino XL, other assorted small power and hand tools
  • Individual work benches
  • Solid and sheet goods storage
  • 2 Hub consolidated MU 300 free-standing pot furnaces – 385lb crucible
    • Cristalica cullet
  • Glory holes with foot-activated pneumatic doors with Pine Ridge ribbon burners and pipe warmers:
    • 1 large (20 “ x 38” interior dimensions)
    • 1 small (12” x 32” interior dimensions)
  • 6 annealers with digitry control panel
  • 1 clam-shell fusing kiln with digitry control panel
  • 2 benches
  • 3 marvers
  • 1 sandblaster
  • Powder booth
  • 2 colour pick up annealers
  • 1 wet belt sander
  • 2 diamond saws – 1 medium, 1 large
  • 1 lap grinding wheel with 24” magnetic diamond pads (45, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 200, 325, 400)
  • 1 silicon carbide loose grit lap grinding wheel
  • 1 Glasstar lathe with diamond wheels
  • Polishing wheels (cork and felt)
  • Compressed air in cold room and at each bench
  • Exact propane torch
  • 2 oxy/propane torches with torch minder
  • 1 Nortel Ranger oxy/propane torch
  • 1 Nortel mid-range oxy/propane torch
  • Drill press with water feed swivel and drill bits
  • Foredom Flex Shaft Dremel
  • Pastorelli forks and garage tools/forks
  • Casting balls / ladles
  • Individual storage lockers and shelves
  • 3 Minor bench burners
  • 1 Red Max bench burner with minor surface mix
  • 1 Midrange Plus bench burner
  • Paragon F-240 annealer
  • 2 Paragon Bluebird annealers
  • Access to welding torch
  • Access to coldworking space
  • Sandblaster
  • Belt sander
  • Diamond saw
  • 2 grinding wheels
  • Engraving wheels
  • Polishing wheels
  • Assorted hand tools
  • Individual storage lockers
  • 1 large counter with exhaust hood
  • 1 large work table
  • 5” vise
  • Small drill press
  • Metal lathe
  • Vitte metal cutting shear
  • Arbe double spindle polishing machine and polishing wheels
  • Durston rolling mill
  • Durston draw horse
  • Covington and Lortone stone tumblers
  • Elma ultrasonic cleaner
  • 2 Foredom flexible shaft drill CC Model, plus specialty burrs, drill bits and polishing bits
  • Foredom K.WC-3 wax carver and tips
  • Soldering tools and supplies
  • Orca M75 torch
  • Smith Little torch and regulators
  • Prestolite acetylene torch, regulators and torch tips
  • Solderite fireproof pads and rotating furnace pan
  • Crockpot for pickling metal
  • Dapping punches and flat dapping block
  • Small Peddinghaus anvil, and mini anvil with cone
  • Centre punch and hammer
  • Assorted hand tools
  • Access to large grinding, polishing, and engraving equipment
  • Access to welding and large metal-working equipment
  • Individual wooden jewelers’ benches with benchpin
  • 30’ print table
  • 4’ x 6.5’ vacuum exposure table
  • Digitally controlled washing machine and dryer
  • Industrial ironing equipment
  • Industrial sewing machines
  • Baby Lock sergers
  • Screen washout booth with power washer
  • Leclerc Nilus II loom
  • Vertical steamer
  • Fully equipped dye lab
  • Hot plates
  • Scales
  • Screen storage, drying racks and fan
  • Individual workspaces with shelves
  • Space includes glaze room, kiln room and studio space
  • Kilns (with Bartlett controller)
    • 1 – small oval
    • 3 – 8 cubic foot oval
  • 1 portable raku kiln
  • 2 canvas-covered work tables, 4’ x 8’ each
  • Glazing equipment: scales, tongs, Talisman rotary sieve, other hand tools
  • 9 pottery wheels; 1 in private Resident Artist room
  • Ware carts
  • 2 hand-held extruders
  • Pug mill
  • Plaster wedging table
  • Frema slab roller
  • Amaco ball mill
  • Private workspace with storage cupboards and shelves

An interdisciplinary residency allows the artist to work across several studios, benefiting from various facilities and equipment based on their diverse specialities.