Mary Hayes

>Mary Hayes

Mary Hayes


Contact Info

Email address
Website address
Resides in
English Montreal

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Experience working with

  • 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
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • Commission Scolaire Marguerite Bourgeois (volunteer) Adult learning: Visual Arts Centre, MBAM , Concordia University, private classes with children and adults.

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Central Quebec - Quebec City & Environs
  • Central Quebec - Rural/Regional Schools
  • Cree School Board
  • Eastern Shores - Gaspe/Coast
  • Eastern Shores - Lower St. Lawrence
  • Eastern Shores - Magdalen Islands
  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Kativik School Board
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • Littoral - Lower North Shore
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Riverside
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir WilfridWilfrid Laurier – Laurentian
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
  • I am not available for travel
I am a working artist - specializing in painting and drawing - with over 20 years experience. I started off as a muralist. My studio practice focuses on paintings of people in costume.

My goal as an art facilitator is to demystify art and art making in a fun, supportive and inclusive environment. I teach basic drawing and painting techniques, while fostering each individual's unique vision.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Drawing and painting are learnable skills that foster visual literacy and creative problem solving. These workshops are conducive for online or in-person learning. They can be created the media of your choosing for individual, collaborative projects and murals. I am happy to work with your ideas - let's collaborate!

Drawing without looking: learn to see through touch and receive a much needed break from “left brain” / screen time activities.
- close up drawings of hands
- draw the contents of your backpack/purse/pocket.

Cosmos: exploring outer and inners spaces: Learn light, shadow and composition by drawing the night sky – planets, stars, rockets, UFOs...
- Night Sky modular mural
- City Scapes: Night sky comes down to earth with cubes and linear perspective.

Zoom Portraits: Use contour drawing and negative space techniques to make portrait drawing fun and rewarding.

- Zoom self portrait
- Funny faces Gallery View
- modular mural Gallery View