Laurence Dea Dionne

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

Contact Info

Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

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
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • I Belong!

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
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

Art educator since 2007, teacher since 2012, artist since 2015.

Accessible & adaptable.

Students will explore different facets of wellness (physical and mental health, community and relationships, environment, etc) through the creation of a comic. They will tell a story using drawings and/or words, learning about: good storytelling and clear communication, and what it's like to live life as a professional comic artist.

Beginners A- STRIP (1 page comic)
Beginners B- ZINE (8 page mini comic)
Advanced C- SHORT (4 page comic)
Advanced D- BOOKLET (8 page comic)

-Printed book or virtual gallery
-Virtual or in-person (In Montreal only)


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