The City of Oshawa began collaborating with Durham College’s Community Collaborations Course in 2015. Over the past four years, student's work has been showcased in three murals located at Civic Square (located on Centre Street at City Hall), vinyl images affixed to the windows of the Arts Resource Centre, and in Alexandra Park adjacent to Lakeridge Health Oshawa as well as inside the hospital. For the 2019/2020 project, we will be choosing locations in our Community Centres and Oshawa Seniors Community Centres.
I began working part-time as an arts educator in 2004 at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. From there I went on to teach at other galleries, community centres, retirement homes, elementary schools. I have enjoyed extensive personal growth and joy within my role as an arts educator. My role as a post-secondary arts educator began at Durham College in 2011 and continues to this day.
Contract Faculty/Art Instructor 2004 - Present
Various institutions and grade levels including Durham College, OSCC 55+, Carriage House, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Chartwell Retirement Home, and Visual Art Centre Clarington.
Post-Secondary Education subject matter (2011 - Present)
DESIGN STUDIO, Graphic Design
PHOTOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATION, Graphic Design
DRAWING FOR DESIGN, Graphic Design
FIELD PLACEMENT SEMINAR, Graphic Design
PREPRODUCTION CONCEPT ART/STORYBOARDING, Video Production
TRADITIONAL ART TECHNIQUES I, Games Development
TRADITIONAL ART TECHNIQUES II, Games Development
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION – SERVICE LEARNING I, Fine Art
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION – SERVICE LEARNING II, Fine Art PAINTING II, Fine Art
CONCEPTUAL PROCESS I, Fine Art
STUDIO PRACTICE I (2D ART & DESIGN), Fine Art
STUDIO PRACTICE II (3D ART & DESIGN), Fine Art
DRAWING IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA, Fine Art
ARTIST BOOKS AND OTHER NARRATIVES, Fine Art
General Interest subject matter classes (2004 - Present)
Basic Drawing, Drawing For Portfolio Development, Working with Ink, Life Drawing, Portraiture, Acrylic Painting, Plein Air Drawing, Abstract Expression, Comics, Character development, Building a Narrative, Art Day Camps involving various 2D and 3D activities.
Program Development and Instruction funded by OAC Grants (2012 - 2013)
Grant Funded Projects through the DDSB at Waverly Public School and Queen Elizabeth Public School.
Community Collaborative Partnership and Project Building (2015 - Present)
Working with the community outside of arts education duties within the classroom setting at Durham College. Serving as Liaison, building partnerships for future creative community projects in partnership with Durham College. Community partners include: Child Youth and Family Program Lakeridge Health, Gallery 67, Oshawa Senior Citizen Centres, The LivingRoom Community Art Studio, Oshawa Museum, City Hall Oshawa.