Education & Training

The program grew from a need to preserve and document the Nuuchahnulth Language. The program was held at the Haahuupayuk School with four Tseshaht adult students participating. It was a six week program that introduced the students to the graphic programs used in assembling books and getting them print ready. They worked with Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark Express. The final project had two teams of two create one book each. They had to work with the elders on a story, draw the images and layout the final book in Quark express. They printed them in house and bound them. They all excelled with the great challenge presented to them and produced two great publications.

The Wood Manufacturing Training Program was a Chims Studio run,  six month program for eight First Nation adult students. It provided participants with the skills and theory necessary for initial entry into the carpentry trade. The program dealt primarily with the light construction end of the industry. It introduced the knowledge and skills necessary for furniture design, construction and cabinet making. The course extended the shop training to include College courses. These courses included carpentry, math, computer courses, and english. 

A Certificate of Completions was given to successful students who finished the program and photos of their completed work.

Date: 1998
Client: Haahuupayuk School

Project: Training Program

Book Publishing Program

Date: 2002

Organized and Managed by Chims Studios

Project: Training Program

Wood Manufacturing Training Program

Connie Watts has traveled internationally as a guest speaker and instructor. She has run more extensive programming and teaching through her studio. She has worked with all ages and loves sharing knowledge.