I am a visual artist and cartoonist based in Dartmouth. At the moment, I am writing my first graphic novel, Kettle Harbour, a queer family drama set in rural Nova Scotia. I have years of experience teaching art workshops for all ages, and I am currently interested in teaching cartooning for high school students. My education includes MA in Art History from Queen's University (2014), specializing in Canadian Art, and a BFA from NSCAD (2010). I have also exhibited work as a painter, and sculpture/installation as part of a collective duo (NO and NO, with Gabriel Cheung).
Workshops and Activities
I would like to teach workshops on comic books and graphic novels aimed at Grades 10-12. The 2 part, 4 hour workshop would focus on beginner techniques in the fantastic and endless world of comic book creation. Workshops can be adapted for english, history or art students. Students may develop an original story, work from a primary source, or adapt from literature, depending on the class context. I could also do- - a more detailed comic workshop series where students work towards a complete short comic (12 pages), - a one off drawing workshop in visual storytelling (where students would create a series of drawings on a loosely connected narrative theme) -teach an art history class, particularly in Canadian art -teach techniques in oil, acrylic and watercolour painting, as well as life drawing -develop a workshop in collective art making (where two or more students towards a finished product, inspired by ideas in contemporary art practice)
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10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
Cartooning/Animation, Cultural/Heritage Arts, Drawing, Contemporary Art Practice, Painting