Venus Lukic

Specialities: Creative writing, Drawing, Improvisation, Painting, Pop-up books, Storytelling, Zines

Contact Info

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Resides in
Lester B. Pearson

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Experience working with

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

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

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

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

I've received CHSSN Mental Health Initiative training for:

  • Youth
  • Older adults

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

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Stories and News:
My background is as a painter and writer/poet. Originally I am from Toronto and have lived in Montreal now since 2017. Currently I paint in water colour and acrylic , create books, and draw. Sometimes I do small commissions as well. In most of the projects I do with classes, I like to honour the ideas and creative impulses that the students bring to a project which might have an effect on the end results. For me, it's all about the process of creating and being creative.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

My interdisciplinary practice involves image-making, writing and performance. I am very interested in storytelling and using specific materials to create meaning. My artistic practice extends to bookmaking and installation as well. In March 2020 I completed my first Artists Inspire project making pop-up books with Gr. 1 and 3's and in 2021 I guided gr. 10 students to make their own short artist books where they focused on narrative and artistic materials. For each project I work on, my focus is on the play of materials with meaning. This means that different concepts can be presented or explored in varying ways. I love to develop projects with students in this way as well, using the conceptual aspect as a jumping off point to art-making. Some technical skills I can bring to the classroom include drawing and painting techniques, storytelling, artist-book making and creative writing/poetry. In terms of performance I am interested in public interaction, poetry, and experimental theatre.

One-Day Event Description

A one day event for children could involve working with different materials to fill in little pre-made books (or with higher level kids, they could also make a basic artist chapbook).
Themes can be incorporated into the bookmaking project. Visual arts materials would likely include watercolour paper, paint brushes, markers, pastels, fabrics, hand sewing, text/ story integration.
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