Bill Porteous holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles California. He has been teaching in Victoria since 1974. Bill has been a proud Canadian citizen since 1980.

In 1975 he helped establish the Victoria College of Art. Bill has also held teaching positions at the University of Victoria, Camosun College, University of Saskatchewan at Emma Lake, David Thompson University Centre in Nelson BC, and the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. In 1994 he established his Studio Art Program in Victoria and currently holds art classes at his Selkirk Waterfront Studio.

Bill has drawn on his 42 years of teaching and making art in shaping these classes; they are meant to provide a nurturing and creatively challenging environment for artistic growth.

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