Elizabeth Sircom has given workshops through PAINTS, AGNS ArtsSmarts, the Acadia University Art Gallery and Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. She grew up near Hantsport in the Annapolis Valley. She studied languages at Dalhousie University and the University of Tours, France, then painting and drawing in Paris. From 1992-2013 she lived in Le Havre, Normandy, working as an artist and teaching drawing and painting to adults and children. She returned to live in Nova Scotia in 2013. A self-taught sculptor, she now focuses mainly on clay sculpture. Portraiture has always been one of her central themes.
Workshops and Activities
I have given art workshops through PAINTS, in both English and French, to all ages of students, from grade primary through high school. I enjoy the engagement of the teachers and the excitement of the students in having an artist in their midst, and have always found it a rewarding collaborative experience. Here are some of my most popular workshop themes. CLAY SCULPTURE: Introducing very young children to the possibilities of this delightfully messy material is great fun and many supervising teachers and EA’s have been drawn into the hands-on process. Older students are surprised by the results they can achieve in a short time. PORTRAITS (ages 8 and up): Students have fun being "models" for each other. We learn about proportions but also about expression and caricature. HOW TO DRAW ANIMALS: I use this popular theme as a way to experiment with different drawing materials. PEN AND INK DRAWING (ages 10 and up): The “old fashioned” technique, using real nib pens and bottles of ink. Students find that it frees up their gestures and gives very pleasing results.
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Primary – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
3D/Sculpture, Drawing, Painting