Mary Hayes

Specialities: Drawing, Murals, Nature-focused art, Outdoor Art-making, Painting, Public Installations, Storytelling

Contact Info

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Resides in
English Montreal

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Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • 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 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
For over 20 years I have facilitated people at various stages of life to express themselves through painting and drawing. As an artist, I explore the many facets of selfhood in relation to one's community, to society and to the natural world. I create murals and other collaborative projects with artists and non-artists.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Drawing and painting are learnable skills that foster visual literacy and creative problem solving. 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!

Portraits/ Self Portraits - Explore many facets of selfhood and community:

1. What is my "superpower"? My classmate's "superpower"?
2. What is my "spirit animal"? Empathy with nature.
3. Inner/Outer Self Portrait. Using colour to express emotions.

Connect to sense of touch and the environment through drawing:

1. Drawing without looking: learn to see through touch and receive a much needed break from “left brain” / screen time activities.
- slow down and and explore shapes, patterns and textures of leaves, flowers, insects.
- continue with colour, texture, create large scale drawings or collaborative mural.

Mural workshops in collaboration with Scott MacLeod:

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