Colleen Leonard

>Colleen Leonard

Colleen Leonard

Film, Photo & Digital Media
Specialities: Photography

Contact Info

Resides in
Lester B. Pearson

Social Media

Experience working with

  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • CEGEP
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

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

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media Literacy
  • STEAM

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • Metropolis Blue Foundation

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 Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
Originally from Saskatchewan, I'm a photographic artist and educator in Hudson. I'm interested in going back to the basics of photography and connecting art, science, storytelling and the everyday. Photography develops the cross-curricular competencies while exploring issues like identity and the environment. As an educator, it is important to me that art is accessible and ecological. I have an MA in Art Education from Concordia University and a BFA in photography from Paris VIII.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Photography is an accessible way to deepen relationships to our environment and our community. Connection and a mindful practice of photography increase well-being and self-esteem in learners of all ages.
Identity – using the tools students and schools have, we explore the camera as a tool for communication and creativity. Who am I? Where do I come from? Themes: families, friends, and well-being, food and health, cultures and history.
Photographic storytelling – working in groups students co-operate to interview a community member and tell their story through an audio and video presentation.
Pinhole cameras - using everyday objects we construct a simple camera and gain understanding of light and the camera as a tool and discover the magic of my street box darkroom camera.11+
Discover the world around you through the art of cyanotype printing. Working outside we look deeply at our environment and produce simple and fun blue prints, exposed with the sun and developed with water. 4+
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