Justin West

Justin West

Halifax
Justin West, is a Pedagogical Consultant in the early childhood field. Justin has been in the profession for 16 years, is a graduate of NSCAD with his BFA, and received his Masters of Art Education from Boston University. Justin infuses creative expression into his daily practice. In 2013 Justin received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Learning and Care. Justin has worked with a wide range of children, from 4 months to 10 years helping children explore various mediums and helped the children he works with to find their voice in their creative expression journey.
Workshops and Activities 
With a background in visual arts and working with young children, my hope is to work in both child care settings and the schools system. In terms of workshops I have done and would like to continue to do are helping children explore various mediums in the primary to grade 3 range and even younger. My work with children often involves looking at reference materials such as looking at master works, either in print or visiting galleries, literature (where I bring books to read to the children and have available to them to reference). Games are very important when I am working with children, to help those that are not comfortable with certain materials we are working with to give them a chance to express themselves. I also would take children into nature or taking them outside, and showing them how to use and look at their environment with potential and endless possibilities. Art is a language, and in my practice and working with children, I infuse various techniques and mediums to help children find their voice.
Contact this artist to start planning your project!
902-789-7458
Grade Levels 
Primary – 3
Areas of Expertise 
Collage, Drawing, Painting, Print Making, Mixed Media