Tamsin Horsfall

Specialities: Collage, Comics, Drawing, Mask-making, Murals, Nature-focused art, Outdoor Art-making, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Stop Motion Animation

Contact Info

Website address
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
  • 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
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

I've received CHSSN Mental Health Initiative training for:

  • Youth

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • Vancouver Community Education outreach program, Vancouver Crisis Centre. ( Vancouver Highschool workshops) West Vancouver Rec Centre ( art classes). Une Affairre D'Anglais, Quebec City ( summer children's camps, corporate classes). Cégep Garneau, Quebec City ( guest speaker). 4Cats Montroyal ( studio owner and art instructor). Montreal. Outremont En Famille ( children's art activities). Montreal. Dunrae Gardens elementary School. ( art instructor ECA program) Montreal.

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • An extended residency is an option
As a multi-disciplinary artist, I embrace all forms of art as an important means of interpreting our internal and external world. I have facilitated ECA visual arts programs, community outreach programs, and corporate art activities. I was former owner and operator of 4Cats art studio hosting camps, classes and arts events for youth and adults ( 4CatsMontroyal) I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History (UCT) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing (Concordia).

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

In my workshops and classes, we explore colour, layering and sculpture by experimenting with a variety of materials. Emphasis is on learning to think spatially and creatively through observation of the surroundings and converting those observations to imaginative design. Observation skills are developed mostly through compositional skills, through collage & printmaking, and colour juxtaposition through painting. Drawing is used to help formulate ideas and clay to formulate these ideas into 3-D art forms. My approach is to work collaboratively with teachers particularly when it comes to themes and budget. Aside from teaching drawing and painting skills ( watercolour, acrylic, tempura) my workshops have included techniques using ceramics, polymer clay, papier mâché and stop motion animation- all of which are adaptable to zoom!

One-Day Event Description

Visual art installation

"There is a roundworm (a new species of nematode) that has been discovered surviving more than a kilometer underground. In our messy world it is wonderful to know that there are species living in the dark surviving for thousands of years. I am proposing an installation of multi-media black and white line drawings hung in layers of paper, a walk-through space of discovery, the idea is to emulate a cave where the participant might have to duck to avoid a drawing hanging too low, or bend down very low to find another drawing glowing underneath a piece of transparent acrylic , or walk around a large free-standing cardboard drawing to explore what would be behind it. There will be sparkles on some drawings , representing the crystals found in rock formations, a soundscape played from a JBL speaker, random sounds we might imagine in echoe-y places.

Since a roundworm is essentially a tube with a digestive tract, my drawings would be mostly abstract, inspired by organic shapes but also by the strange shapes we find in our own human bodies. Our digestive tract, for instance, is pretty strange -looking but seeing the curves and shapes that it makes , there has been many an artist that has beautiful pieces inspired by the shapes in our bodies, in insects and in animals. Biological discoveries inspire science-fiction and story, this installation is essentially a story, a story of creatures and of art.

I would have a set-up whereby students would have the opportunity to place their own art in a specific area of the installation . A table would be set up for quick drawings outside of the installation and participants could choose to place their drawings in an area of the installation for another student to discovery on a walk-through. This would be an exchange system, drop one fantastical drawing off to pick up another.

There would also be a small table to create tiny polymer roundworm designs inspired by the strange sub-earth dwellers. Some of these could be baked on the spot at the end of the day in my toaster oven, just some selected pieces the school can keep.

The idea is to have two interactive stations for students to do a miniature creation."

0-30 students per group

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