Julie Pomerleau

Visual
Specialities: Collage, Drawing, Nature-focused art, Outdoor Art-making, Painting

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
  • CEGEP
  • 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 can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • English Montreal

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
Hi, I’m Julie Pomerleau and I’ve been a watercolour artist for 15+ years. My focus is on authenticity and personal development.
Every person has an authentic voice. My goal while working with children and adults is to help them recognize theirs and help them express it in a creative way. Participants walk away from my workshops with creative tools to help them stay true to themselves in a world where we're expected to blend in.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

As a teacher, I adopted the technique of experiential learning in an online setting, where action is central to learning and creative exploration. I combine my passions for mental health and teaching through creative programs focused on participatory art practice.

I've taught classes geared to identifying emotions and how they feel in the body followed by creatively expressing that emotion onto paper. I believe that heavy emotions have a place in this world, but they should live outside of the body. Art gives us the opportunity to give it that home.

I've also offered classes focused on building a detailed image as a group. Participants are asked to provide ideas they'd like incorporated into the piece. I then give step by step instructions on how to draw that object. The objective of this class is to show that every participant has a place and a voice that matters. It also demonstrates that no matter how complex the project, it can be broken down into small achievable steps.

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