We are a multidisciplinary team with a rich and diverse background. The two things that we all share in common is that we stand by the mission of Screen the World and we are creators.

THE place

Wachiay Studio operates within the traditional lands of the K’omoks First Nation on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Wachiay Studio is a social enterprise operated by the Wachiay Friendship Centre in Courtenay, British Columbia. With a focus on urban and rural Aboriginal youth, the studio offers services for artists, schools, community groups, and individuals to learn screen printing while working alongside industry professionals. In addition to its training programs, the studio provides commercial print services that include textiles, posters, and fine art screen printing.


andy MacDougall

Contributing writer Andy MacDougall manages Wachiay Studio, where they specialize in screenprinting art, textiles, and teaching the process. A member of the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing (ASDPT); Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) education committee. Andymac runs demo prints for the American Poster Institute (API) at Flatstock Shows in Seattle, Austin, Barcelona. Columnist and feature writer for Screenprinting Magazine, Wearables, SignMedia, also published in UK, India, and Brazil. Author Screenprinting Today, the Basics, and helped (along with daughter Naomi, a book designer) publish a Definitive History of Screenprinting. Locally done deeds: CVAG into the old firehall, original marketing manager of Musicfest, still volunteers as MC on the Grierson Stage. Loves live music and fun.

Liv Veenstra

With a focus on ingenuity and creativity, a passion for wellness, and an enthusiasm for community development both locally and globally, Liv’s joy is to spark conversation, encourage collaboration, and grow a community of health-happy movers, makers, growers, thinkers, creators, and game-changers.

Liv completed her BFAH at Queen’s University (2014) with a focus on printmaking before shifting gears to work in policy development, education, and social services. When not covered in ink, Liv teaches yoga and tries to grow vegetables in her garden. 

scott Henley

As an avid creator, Scott loves working with wood in the shop, and likewise, loves building and designing on the computer. He is learning the art of programming and likes to sneak in a computer game or two in his spare time. When not building or designing Scott can be found somewhere out in nature, working in his backyard, or practicing martial arts.

Adrian GRANchelli

As a maker and educator, Adrian strives to inspire and empower others to make, collaborate, and be creative. He is an instructor with over seven years of experience including curriculum development, scheduling and managing in a variety of formal and informal settings. Adrian strives to provide a safe and open learning environment empowering students to experience and explore their own learning style with a variety of information streams and individualized support. He wants to encourage students to learn by doing and to not be afraid to experiment, fail, or try new things – learning is a process of growth!

He is a Masters student of Educational Technology at the University of British Columbia and has taught a broad range of topics from physics and math to sailing, woodworking, digital fabrication, and design. When not creating, Adrian is adventuring in the beautiful wilderness of Vancouver Island.

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