Deirdre Potash ArtWill Studio

Specialities: Collage, Comics, Drawing, Graphic Novels, Mask-making, Murals, Nature-focused art, Outdoor Art-making, Painting, Printmaking, Pop-up books, Puppetry, Recycling/upcylcing art projects, Sculpture, Storytelling, Zines

Contact Info

Email address
Website address
Resides in
Lester B. Pearson

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Experience working with

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

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

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

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

I've received CHSSN Mental Health Initiative training for:

  • Youth

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • ArtsSmarts
  • ELAN’s ACE Initiative
  • DAREarts and LEAD

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I am a multifaceted teaching artist. Experiences can include pencil, paint, collage, metal embossing, clay and so much more. I collaborate with the school, and the community to satisfy their needs. Whether that be offering a purely visual art making experience and or, reinforcing and solidifying learning as well offering opportunities for well being and tapping into school wide yearly objectives like racism, anti-bully and positive character traits.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Virtual Teaching is great.
So far I have delivered workshops, based on materials around your home, what can you do with a pencil?, recycled art, doodles, mandalas for relaxation, clay sculpture, painting, oil pastel, dry pastel, art journaling, printmaking, metal embossing, Some schools and community groups want a way for participants to be in the company of others and to relax while others want to enhance in class learning.

Have an idea, let's collaborate!

Learning is not a passive process. I awaken minds by encouraging discussion, questions, performance and the imagination. There is more to be learned by doing than by watching. It is through discovery on manipulating materials and techniques that the student truly learns. Finally, finished works need to be displayed, shared, and celebrated.

I want to have a lasting impact on my students. I want them to acquire techniques and an openness that they will be able to apply to other disciplines and to their lives.


Steve Assoe
Steve Assoe
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