Artist in Residence

The City of Port Coquitlam Artist-in-Residence program is a self-directed residency offering artists the opportunity to research, develop and produce new or ongoing bodies of work, with dedicated studio time. The Artist-in-Residence program offers opportunities for artists to work in the community, develop arts-based engagement activities, and deliver creative projects that generate meaningful connections. The program sees artists work collaboratively with community members in initiatives where the participants take a central role as creators, producers, and performers or as active audiences for the project. With a goal of contributing to the growing vibrancy of our neighbourhoods, the Artist-in-Residence program seeks to inspire participation and relationship-building where art (the process of creating together) acts as a catalyst for individual and community engagement. Residencies are for artists or artist collectives working in the visual, performance, literary, and musical arts.

Artist-in-Residence | Kaitlyn Beugh

Meet Port Coquitlam’s new Artist in Residence in Lions Park, Kaitlyn Beugh. Working in nature, Kaitlyn inspires others to connect deeper with the land they are on, whether through a creative process or simply by sitting with nature and paying attention tot he nuances of the life that surrounds them. During her residnecy, she will collaborate with local residents, as well as the plants, river, rain, wind, and sun in Lions Park. She has a keen interest in finding unique ways of creating art using invasive plant species growing in the park, such as English Ivy, Holly, and Blackberry.

Kaitlyn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

TriCity News: Lions Park artist collects leaves, iron from train tracks for Port Coquitlam ecoprints


Invasive Species Walk (all ages)
Join Lions Park Artist-in-Residence, Kaitlyn Beugh, on a short yet immersive walk through Lions Park. During this walk Kaitlyn will introduce participants to several invasive species growing in Lions Park park, share how they may have gotten here, what they do, and ways participants can incorporate them into their art making. Following the walk, colouring pages featuring select invasive species will be available, along with paper and basic art materials such as crayons, pencils and erasers. Enjoy a fun afternoon with friends and family, and create some art inspired by all the invasive plants and other discoveries in Lions Park.

Eco-Printing (16+)

Join Lions Park Artist-in-Residence, Kaitlyn Beugh, in exploring eco-printing using natural materials from Lions Park and surrounding areas. During this workshop, participants will use plant material and iron water on fabric to create unique prints. These fabric prints will then be installed as part of a larger art installation in Lions Park. Each workshop will vary, as the group will focus on one method of eco-printing each session using the natural materials available at the time.

*This workshop is not suitable for young children. Having an up to date tetanus shot is recommended as we may be working with materials that have been in contact with iron water during the workshop.

Drawing with the Rain Garden (all ages)
Join Lions Park Artist-in-Residence, Kaitlyn Beugh, and witness the rain garden as it takes form. Sit alongside it sketching your favourite parts during these open studio sessions with the artist. Colouring pages inspired by the rain garden and blank paper will be available, along with basic art materials such as crayons, pencils, and erasers. Feel free to bring any other art material you’d like to use during the session.

Invasive Species Walk Saturday, June 4th from 10am-12pm
Eco-Printing Saturday, June 11th from 10am-12pm
Drawing with the Rain Garden Saturday, June 18th from 10am-12pm
Invasive Species Walk Thursday, July 21st from 1pm-3pm
Eco-Printing Thursday, July 28th from 1pm-3pm
Invasive Species Walk Tuesday, August 16th from 5pm-7pm
Eco-Printing Tuesday, August 23rd from 5pm-7pm
Invasive Species Walk Sunday, September 11th from 10am-12pm
Eco-Printing Sunday, September 18th from 10am-12pm
Drawing with the Rain Garden Sunday, September 25th from 10am-12pm


Artist-in-Residence | To be determined.




Lesley Perrie 
Public Art & Community Engagement Specialist
Tel 604.927.8442