Laurence Dea Dionne

>Laurence Dea Dionne

Laurence Dea Dionne - All booked up for the 2020/2021 school year. Get a head start and contact me to book your 2021/2022 ArtistsInspire Grants experience

Visual
Specialities: Comedy Improv, Comics, Creative writing, Drawing, Graphic Novels, Non-fiction writing, Screenplay writing, Storytelling, Zines

Contact Info

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
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • Culture à l'école

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • English Montreal
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • Riverside
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
A native Montrealer, Laurence holds an Bachelor’s in Art Education from Concordia, and teaches art, wellness, and comics in public schools, community centres and at events. They began a career as a comic artist, self-publishing a first graphic novel, Nuances, about important social issues, in 2015. They continue to promote well-being for the benefit of society through works such as Homeward, and Zen & the Ephemeral, while teaching art and well-being through workshops and panels.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

I have been working as an art educator since 2007, as a teacher since 2012, and as an artist since 2015.

Workshops are accessible & adaptable.

BEGINNER COMICS
Students create an 8 page zine (mini comic) from one piece of paper. They will fill those pages by telling a story using drawings and/or words. In the process, they learn about good storytelling, clear communication, and discover what it's like to live life as a professional comic artist.

ADVANCED COMICS
Students create an 8 page zine (mini comic) from one piece of paper. They will fill those pages by telling a story using drawings and/or words. In the process, they will explore different facets of wellness (physical and mental health, community and relationships, environment, etc), learn some comic-specific visual language that will help them have clear communication, and discover what it's like to have a career as a professional comic artist.

OPTIONS
-Publication of projects into printed book
-Virtual or in-person


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