Emily Read

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

Contact Info

Email address
Website address
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

  • 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 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
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

Examples of workshops designed to empower students and to create a sense of togetherness.

1) Collective Mural
Socially distanced option: students create sections individually, which are all combined together on a wall to create one unified image.

2) Music Inspired Art
Students created art inspired by a song of their choice. Option to use light tablets to compose and layer images and text.

3) Nature Garden Banner
Students each painted a palette, which all came together to create a rainbow banner that spelled "Welcome to our Westmount Park Garden".

4) Pop Up Book
Students created their own pop up books with their own unique characters and stories.


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