Emily Read

Specialities: Collage, Drawing, Murals, Nature-focused art, Outdoor Art-making, Painting, Recycling/upcylcing art projects

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Resides in
English Montreal

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

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

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


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

Specialization: Painting, Drawing, Murals, Collective Projects


Turn those blank school walls into something beautiful and meaningful! Students will create a mural to express themselves and develop a sense of community. The inspiration is sparked by the students and I guide them to bring their idea to reality as they leave their mark on the school.

Not just limited to walls - I have done projects where students paint on shipping containers, tables, chairs and bulletin boards. Let’s transform your school together!


Students will be shown a selection of pictures of endangered animals from Emily’s favourite success stories from her series “Not So Hopeless”. Each student will choose an animal that they connect with to paint. Emily will show students how to create their on individual artworks!


I have created many tailored workshops specifically on the needs of students, teachers, and administration. Let’s create something just for you!


Connected Project at Carlyle Elementary
My mural for Mimmit Peinttaa Mural Festival
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