Laurence Dea Dionne
Specialities: Comedy Improv, Comics, Creative writing, Drawing, Graphic Novels, Non-fiction writing, Screenplay writing, Storytelling, Zines
Experience working with
- Early childhood
- Cycle 1 Elementary
- Cycle 2 Elementary
- Cycle 3 Elementary
- Secondary 1 & 2
- Secondary 3 & 4
- Secondary 5
- Senior Citizens
- 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
I have experience working with
- I Belong!
I can facilitate virtual creative experiences
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
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
- 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 OfferedArt 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)