Valerie Kimpton

Visual
Specialities: Collage, Drawing, Painting

Contact Info

Email address
Resides in
Lester B. Pearson

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Experience working with

  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • CEGEP
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • Private work, The Saidye Bronfman for the Arts, supply teaching

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • English Montreal
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I am practicing artist for 36 years, an art conservator, a certified yoga teacher and have a mindfulness practice for 23 years. With this diverse background in the arts, my approach is at once unique and open to new discovery; through combining these practices we can support community from the place of personal comfort, calm and most critically, through creative expression.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Create personal mindfulness cards
In this workshop we will be making four connected double-sided cards using images and text. These are the outcome of introspective/creative exercises in several interrelated parts:
-Generating ideas! =Journal, collect, collage and make a chart to organize the students’ final cards.
-Themes may also be used if the scope of the workshop allows, this is also a very good way to foster creative ideas (themes such as family, friends, nature, memory….)
-Learning and practicing art techniques; these can be kept very simple or brought up to a more complex level= blind contour, upside down drawing, collage and monoprint depending on the students’ interest and experience. This list is not exhaustive; different mediums (pastel, charcoal, gouache…), and methods listed above and others, can be explored depending on the project’s scope.
-Executing/bringing together our cards using the student’s plans.
-If project scope permits, students may present their “cards”.
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