Shelley Miller

Specialities: Drawing, Mosaics, Public Installations

Contact Info

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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

  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

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
I have created numerous permanent public artworks as well as street art and community-engagement projects, often using patterns and fabric references to explore ways that we are woven together and how we as citizens comprise the urban fabric. I have also used sugar as an art medium for over 20 years, exploring ideas of taste, desire, excess, consumer culture, and sugar's roots in slavery and colonization. In workshops, my goal is to foster curiosity in, and creation with, everyday materials.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Students will become acquainted with using a piping bag to draw. We usually start making small decorative forms inspired by classical ornamentation (architecture, not cakes). These small pieces will dry and can be used later in a composite artwork. Secondary step is having them either choose from a selection of design drawings, or to make their own. For older participants, this might be creating a script of their name (like a graffiti tag). Whatever the design is, they will then place their design under clear plastic and use piped icing to create a textured, colourful version. These harden and dry. There is the option to later combine these pieces into a group composite artwork. Also an option is to install this composite artwork outdoors, to watch it gradually wash away in the rain, emphasizing the ephemerality of the art.

Throughout the workshops, I also give a brief overview of some sugar work I have done, as well as other artists. I also discuss ephemeral art practices.
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