Emily Read

>Emily Read

Emily Read

Specialities: Collage, Murals, Painting

Contact Info

Email address
Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

Experience working with

  • 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
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • private and public schools in Canada, South Korea, and Australia. (10 Years of Experience Teaching)

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)


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option

Other ELAN ArtEd Links

Stories and News:
As an artist, I explore the complex relationship between humans and nature. To help the vulnerable and the voiceless is what motivates me. For example, my current series “Not So Hopeless” represents successful initiatives saving endangered animals from extinction.

As a teacher, I get a lot of satisfaction out of guiding students through expressing themselves through art. I believe in developing unique and engaging projects that motivate students to create their own unique works of art.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Workshops specifically related to help students with their mental health, to process the current situation, and to create a sense of togetherness.

1) A Collective/Isolated Mural - Separate but Together
Students create their own sections individually on paper, which are all combined together on a wall to create one unified image.

2) Meditative Colour Creations
A relaxing workshop where students associate colours with their feelings and express themselves while learning drawing basics.

3) Creating with Nature
A nature connecting workshop where students create individual works of art with objects they find in nature, leaves, flowers, branches.

4) Postcard Exchange
A culture exchange where students design a postcard to represent their city and they are exchanged between two schools in different places or countries.