ART MEDIA FOR EDUCATORS
FACULTY OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
JULY 3-14, 2017
MON-FRI 9;00 AM – 3:00PM
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
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.
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Figure 1. Paddy 12.9.99. Page from daily drawing sketchbook., mixed media. 7×7 inches, 1999.