Emmanuel Laflamme

Visual
Specialities: Collage, Drawing, Murals, Painting, Photography, Recycling/upcylcing art projects, Sculpture

Contact Info

Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

Experience working with

  • 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
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media Literacy

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • MikwChiyâm

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I create visual mashups that combine references to pop culture, memes, art history and symbolism. I believe art should concern everyone and that with the right tools and circumstances, we are all capable of being creative. In schools, I encourage students to express themselves on personal subjects using collage as a starting point. I believe cutting and pasting images to make your own messages is a way to better understand contemporary art and its link with internet culture.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

I love using collage as a way to begin the creative process. It’s a great equalizer because everyone can do it and come up with something interesting. Then, it’s up to the participants to decide how far they want to take it. My favourite part with this process is when participants begin to use images for their symbolic value, to express personal ideas, messages and feelings. Drawing inspiration from the language of advertising, we look at different examples of how to convey ideas as clearly and efficiently as possible. After the creation is done, participants try to interpret the meaning of each other's collages. This is when we know whether the message has reached its destination, or whether it opens up the conversation onto different topics which can be discussed. The result can also become a stepping stone, which leads to more elaborate art projects, such as painting, sculpture and installation, that can be done solo or in teams.

Video

Jean-Michael Seminaro / City of Longueuil
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