Lee Oldford Churchill
I am a native of St. John's, NL . I studied art in Newfoundland, Alberta, and Ontario. My work has evolved from a base of drawing, oil painting, and large sculpture to work in many media. I love strong colour and connect to nature. My interest is often drawn to the minutia; small still lives of rocks, leaves and shells; items of domestic use, things that contain a sense of immediacy and intimacy.
Workshops and Activities
As an artist I am drawn to exploring media - constantly engaged in research for new materials and approaches that can help develop and improve my process and ability to realise my vision. As an Art Historian and Conservator I have an understanding of materials and historic context that helps students to understand how their own work fits into the continuing conversation that is cultural development. I am a versatile instructor who brings a wealth of knowledge to help students realise and execute their own artistic creations, supporting them to explore their inner reality and to take ownership for developing their creative journeys. I enjoy teaching all levels of Drawing, Painting (watercolour, tempera, acrylic, oil), Printmaking (lino, Styrofoam, colle), 2-D mixed-media, and 3-D Assemblage, and Beginner Clay (Handbuilding). I have given shorter workshops in various fibre arts, including knitting, natural dying, and weaving. I have taught each of these subjects for each primary grade, as well as for adults. I am experienced in tailoring my classes to object-based learning to match curriculum needs, as well as a variety of learning styles.
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Primary – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9
Areas of Expertise
Drawing, Painting, Print Making, Bookbinding, Mixed Media