Stewart Tizya is a Vuntut Gwichin First Nations, living in Whitehorse, Yukon and belongs to the Crow Clan. He started learning how to carve back in 2008 in the school-carving program, making small projects like paddles, rattles, plaques, and traditional form line design.
After graduating from high school in 2014, Stewart immediately enrolled into our beginners carving program; where he received hands on training in design, form line, shaping and colour-coorinating for 2 years. It challenged his skills as caver and increased his ability to create larger projects.
In the spring of 2016, he stepped out of the program to attend the Art Institute of Vancouver for Digital Photography. This helped broaden his creativity that would create more opportunities within NCES. Stewart graduated from the Art Institute with a diploma in Digital Photography in 2017. He is now the official NCES photographer, taking pictures of the artists carvings and painting and more.
“Creating art has open many opportunities of me, teaching and learning this art form I have overcome many challenges that has helped my creativity, imagination, attentive to detail. I want to continue my skills helping and teaching art.” Stewart Tizya