Come get your hands dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild!

Hello Pottery Enthusiasts! The Winter Semester of classes is just around the corner! Come get your hand dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild! Registration for winter pottery classes will be taking place on Wednesday December 18th, from 6:30pm to 8pm, in our studio (room S014A) located in the basement of the Sarto … Continue reading Come get your hands dirty and have some fun at The Dorval Potters Guild!

Making Colours Workshop

In a recent peer workshop, one of my fellow student-teachers proposed making paints out of sustainable materials. No stranger to making watercolours and ceramic stains out of natural pigments, I was intrigued by how she would turn these into "acrylics". I took careful pictures of the recipes (she took from the internet): coffee grounds and … Continue reading Making Colours Workshop

Teaching Tuesdays: Subtle Tones Lesson Plan

RATIONALE: The Students are in a community art program, ages 5 to 7 years old, multi-lingual, multi-cultural.The students will demonstrate the ability to express a unique vision of their own reality.The students will demonstrate the ability to let go of outward observation and trust their inner process (instincts & imagination) while freely exploring the materials. Modigliani … Continue reading Teaching Tuesdays: Subtle Tones Lesson Plan

The Practice of Teaching… Art

What I learned (& taught) in school this week... We had a peer workshop set up this week: 6 stations for 6 groups... each instructor would teach the same workshop 6 times... Are you confused by the math, yet? Let me make it simple. I taught the same workshop to six groups made up of … Continue reading The Practice of Teaching… Art

The Self-UnPortrait

What I learned in school this week... We were given only one prompt for this activity: "Shoot a self-portrait where you aren't directly in the shot." Of course hands flew up and questions were rapidly fired at the teacher, but he simply replied "you decide" and the questions stopped. Through the class discussion that followed … Continue reading The Self-UnPortrait

The Silhouette Project – An different way to work with a live model

What I learned in school this week... Another amazing and surprising lesson on seeing and observing in our drawing class. We were told we would be making silhouettes and cutting them out of large sheets of black paper. We had the option of articulating them like shadow puppets. That was all I got from the … Continue reading The Silhouette Project – An different way to work with a live model

I’m Only Spontaneous When I Have Time To Think About It First

What I learned in class today... I have my own process! In my last drawing class, we were tasked with first collecting discarded cardboard boxes that seemed to have faces in them. The project was meant to demonstrate how, we as artists and humans, tend to have the habit of anthropomorphizing all that we see. … Continue reading I’m Only Spontaneous When I Have Time To Think About It First

I Art… what do you do?

What I learned in class this week... Perhaps the sign of a good class is the level of challenge provided by the teacher. Not time management challenges, reflective challenges. This week the teacher had us do a short reflective paper to answer "Why am I here?". As in why did I choose to take her … Continue reading I Art… what do you do?

Can You Create Art With Crafts

This year on my way to getting my Art Ed. degree… For ARTH370 – Reflection Paper Reflection Statement:  “You can’t create art with craft [...]. Part of the prejudice is because of the beauty of the medium.[...] The tradition of the beautiful object is always in the way.” By François Houdé (1987) (From: Ann Duncan. … Continue reading Can You Create Art With Crafts

Research On The Prevailing Forms of Ceramics in Montreal Today

This year on my way to getting my Art Ed. degree... For ARTH370 - Independent Research Introduction The primary inquiry was based on the observation of less sculptural ceramics on physical display in many of Montreal’s formal art galleries and noticing a greater representation of vessels in the shape of a bowl. The initial question … Continue reading Research On The Prevailing Forms of Ceramics in Montreal Today