Kate Kerr works in the Royal BC Museum’s Exhibitions Department as an Fabrication Specialist, with a focus on mount making, painting and sculpture/replication. Her background in museum work began as an intern at the McLaughlin Woodworking Museum and the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, both in Ontario. Trained as a metalsmith, with a background in History and English, Kate first pursued self-employment, establishing a metalsmithing business and then running a large art and fine craft gallery in Saint John, New Brunswick. She is also enjoys instructing in jewellery and metalwork for all ages. She is currently studying a Masters in Community Development.
Jana Stefan is also a Fabrication Specialist at the Royal BC Museum, where she uses her background as an artifact conservator to bridge the gap between the Exhibitions and Collections departments. As a trained conservator with a background in art history, she has worked at museums, archaeological sites, archives and historic sites from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and is proud to be able to share her enthusiasm for visual culture in her everyday work.
Please note: this is a hands-on course using a variety of materials that will require getting messy (ie: paint, glue, plaster, etc). Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty or bring protective wear.