Events

UPCOMING CLASS

ART MEDIA FOR EDUCATORS

 FACULTY OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

 JULY 3-14, 2017

MON-FRI 9;00 AM – 3:00PM

Art Media for Educators Summer 2017

ONGOING CLASS

EVERYDAY DRAWING

WINTER 2017  January 18 – April 5

Lunenburg School of the Arts

Harold Pearse will be teaching this course aimed at individuals with little or no prior art or drawing experience and those with some (perhaps informal) experience who wish to refresh their skills and concepts. This course approaches drawing as an everyday activity. Using a range of mark making material, the purpose will be to record and interpret the world around us including the natural and built environment, objects, people and animals. A central focus will be the sketchbook or daily drawing journal.

In the Fall, Harold taught the course Drawing Fundamentals. For further details see

Drawing Fundamentals

 

NEW BOOK

Professorial Paws: Dogs in Scholars’ Lives and Work

Edited by Ardra L. Cole and Sharon Sbrocchi, Backalong Books

Just Published – a collection of essays , and images by academics who reflect on the influential yet seldom acknowledged roles that dogs play in their lives and work. As described by the editors:

“in addition to being a book of good stories this is also a transgressive text. Gathered together between these covers are poets, visual artists, performers, essayists, fiction writers – story tellers and scholars all. They openly struggle with limitations of humanness, admit, indeed celebrate, inadequacies tied to over-reliance on human language, and unapologetically write love into academic discourse.”

Harold Pearse contributes a chapter: “Everything (well, almost everything) I Know about Art and Education I learned from My Dogs”.

All proceeds of this book are directed to ElderDog Canada (elderdog.ca), a national non-profit organization dedicated to aging people, aging dogs and the important connection they enjoy.

To order contact backalongbooks@gmail.com.

Front cover of Professorial Paws Edited by A.L. Cole & S. Sbrocchi, Backalong Books, 2016

Figure 1. Paddy 12.9.99. Page from daily drawing sketchbook., mixed media. 7×7 inches, 1999.