Annie Lalande

>Annie Lalande

Annie Lalande

Visual
Specialities: Drawing, Sculpture

Contact Info

Email address
Resides in
Central Quebec

Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • First Nations Community, Primary & secondary schools & Virtual art mediation with Musee Ambulant Organization.

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Central Quebec - Quebec City & Environs
  • Central Quebec - Rural/Regional Schools
  • Cree School Board
  • Eastern Shores - Gaspe/Coast
  • Eastern Shores - Lower St. Lawrence
  • Eastern Shores - Magdalen Islands
  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Kativik School Board
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • Littoral - Lower North Shore
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Riverside
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir WilfridWilfrid Laurier – Laurentian
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
Born in Ontario, I recently completed a MA in Interdisciplinary Arts.
I have been an active art educator for many years (visual arts high school teacher in an Atikamekw First Nation Community, drawing teacher to Home schooled children, Culture à l’École workshops) My art practice, mainly in drawing, sculpture and craft investigates questions of identity, origins, heritage. I wish for students to celebrate their surrounding diversity and explore multiculturalism through creative projects.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

My art engages questions of identity. Observing my children grow, embracing and reflecting upon their afro/Trinidadian/Caucasian origins has inspired me to search my own roots. Who, why, how; these deep-rooted interests remain in my art practice.
In my drawing practice I ask: Why draw on a surface when you can study the surface’s forms and textures. Why impose an idea on the paper when it already holds a story within itself just awaiting to be told? By observing and paying attention, I hope to uncover something rooted within the material. Something simple and true.
During workshops, we investigate physicals ethnic distinctions and various principles of beauty around the world. Also how changing climatic environments throughout time have impacted physical appearances. From this, we engage with form, reflect upon culture and difference, question beauty and its different standards. Different art forms are explored: drawing, sculpture, collage, installation, craft.
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