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Automatism in Quebec: Then and Now.
2nd Jul 2018Posted in: Art Education, Blog, Uncategorized 0
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The Peace and Love Project
23rd Aug 2016Posted in: Art Education, Blog, Uncategorized 0
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This post explores the educational and therapeutic potential of tie-dye shirt making.  

Stained Glass Project
22nd Aug 2016Posted in: Art Education, Uncategorized 0
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Students learned the methods and procedures for simulated stained glass.

Mask Making Lesson Plan
10th Aug 2016Posted in: Art Education, Uncategorized 0
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A lesson plan geared to helping child participants of the Cotes-Des-Neiges Black Association to appreciate mask making procedures and aesthetics of  African American and Japanese cultures. Mask making lesson plan

Deconstructing Advertising Media
9th Aug 2016Posted in: Art Education, Conceptual Art, Uncategorized 0
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Advertising Unit Plan

Female Privilege: Unpacking the Knapsack.
23rd Jun 2016Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized 0
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Automatism in Quebec: Then and Now.
6th May 2016Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized 0
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Cornelius Kriegsoff vs. Paul Kane: Who is the More Canadian Artist?
10th Mar 2016Posted in: Art Education, Blog, Uncategorized 0
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Sound escape: On the use of sound editing software for therapeutically oriented art making process
16th Mar 2015Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized 0
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[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195379362″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]   Rationale      Art therapists are looking for therapeutic dimensions inherent to creative process. We want to know if certain techniques or mediums can contribute positively to therapeutic outcomes and whether any observable outcomes could be cross culturally valid or individually specific. Beyond that, we often wonder how […]

An Experiential Reflection on Creative Process: Using iMovie Software for Image Work With Time Based Media.
13th Oct 2014Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized 0
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The following post  will describe my experience working with Apple’s iMovie video editing application to communicate a media message through time based media. If you did not know, time-based media is a term which refers to art media which requires time to be appreciated and typically that means digital moving pictures or film but it […]

On Art Therapy or Art Education? What About Just Plain Old Art?
11th Mar 2014Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized 0
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The exhibition “Parle-moi d’amour” opened on Valentine’s day, 2014. What follows is a review of that show and an analysis of the wonderful experience of being immersed in it. Particular emphasis will be placed on the work of art therapist Pascale Godbout. Her piece entitled “Nous”  is reviewed as a metaphorical representation of the complex […]

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The Power of Masks
4th Oct 2011Posted in: Art Education, Blog, Uncategorized 1
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  These masks speak for themselves. Made by 10-11 yr. olds with special needs.  Plaster casts of ready made faces. Acrylic paint and Psyche.      

The Pronoun
5th Apr 2011Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized 0
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I assure you,  the irony is not lost on me. We seem to be living in a world with the greatest of paradoxes and contradictions. As the internet and technology bring many people closer together, we forget that over 70% of the world don’t have access to the net.  So the distance between us and […]

My Thoughts
6th Nov 2010Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized 0
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Self Quotes of the Day 1) Sometimes the only way to get paint molecule number 8 million in to quadrant x-598 of a painting surface is to brush left 3 strokes. 2) Most approaches to mental health maintenance are individual based and have largely not kept up with the pace of globalization and our tendancy […]