Sandra Dumais, Culture dans les Écoles, SCBWI, CANSCAIP, Communication Jeunesse

Literary
Specialities: Collage, Comics, Drawing, Graphic Novels, Non-fiction writing, Painting, Storytelling

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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
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • 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
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • SCBWI, Culture dans les écoles

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

Travel

  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I'm an artist & writer who loves to work with kids on projects that push their concept of what "making art" means. In the "Let's Draw our Emotions!" workshop we look at our faces in their different emotive expressions, drawing them in their simplest forms. In the storytelling workshop "My Good Days" we mine the stories of our everyday lives and create a 4-panel comics. I also love using collage as a means to create kindness cards and illustrations. Community is a recurring theme in my workshops.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Let's Draw our Emotions!: In this fun, dynamic workshop, the kids and I enjoy making faces and taking some time to really look at our faces and their lines. What happens when we make a scared face? What lines do we notice in a joyful expression? Using these new tools, the kids can now draw out emotions by examining their own faces. Kids develop skills for self-expression & empathy as young artists & storytellers.

My Good Days: our lives are full of stories. From the moment we wake up and get ready for our day, to the moments before we fall asleep, there are stories unfolding constantly. Let's take one or two from our day so far and make a 4-panel comic complete with beginning, arc (suspense!) and resolution. This workshop is an opportunity for students to write their own ending to something difficult from their day.

Love Birds - In the Style of Eric Carle, we will first create bold, rich textures with paint, then collage bright, beautiful Kindness cards for somebody we care about.

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