As a practicing artist I have had numerous solo and group exhibitions and art work (paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media) in public and private collections. I have over fifty years experience teaching art and art education at the public school and post secondary levels. A central feature of my art practice is daily drawing. I have been drawing in a sketch book every day for the past 28 years. I prefer to work with themes in both my art making and teaching. My central art themes are Mounties and dogs, specifically my own two dogs which i draw every day.
Workshops and Activities
As a PAINTS artist/teacher my approach will be to work with schools, classroom teachers and students in ways that relate to their learning goals in particular subject areas by collaboratively conceiving of and developing projects and activities that use art concepts, processes and materials to investigate curriculum relevant subject matter, themes and issues. In other words, through art, curriculum content in various subject areas can be addressed. Since drawing is central to idea and image development, I teach developmentally appropriate drawing workshops/lessons that emphasize visual observation and the use of various mark making tools and materials to create images that represent ideas and objects in the world in critically reflective and empathetic ways. An integral part of my art practice is daily drawing in a sketchbook. Defining drawing as "mark making" or image generation, I teach workshops in creating visually compelling sketchbooks or "visual journals". A mark, can derive from manipulation, imagination, memory description or observation to become and image and can be made with a pen, pencil,markers, crayons, paint, brushes, scissors, a camera, a computer etc. Other workshop/lesson ideas: Learning about Colour (Alternative ways of making colour wheels); Art and Music (how visual artists explore the relationships between seeing and hearing, sights and sounds); Drawing/Painting from Art (Combining images from other (Master) artists to make your own compositions); Depicting "Endangered Species" through relief (styrofoam) prints; Etc. For further insight into my teaching philosophy and how I work with themes and issues in my art practice, see my website: www.haroldpearse.com.
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902 640 2015
Primary – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
Collage, Drawing, Painting, Print Making, Mixed Media