Harold Pearse speaking at a Canadian Art Education conference

Dr. Harold Pearse giving the Gaitskell Address at the CSEA conference in Goose Bay Labrador, 2004    

Consultant, Curriculum Advisor, Evaluator, Workshop Leader, Lecturer

Throughout a career spanning over fifty years, in addition to being an Art College and University teacher and administrator, I have been involved with advising, consulting, developing and evaluating university continuing education art programs and provincial and municipal art curricula as well as museum and art gallery exhibitions. Since 2003 I have worked as an external examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization. I have presented lectures and conducted workshops for specialist and generalist teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, high school students and the general public. I am available for evaluation studies, courses, workshops, lectures and presentations for diverse audiences. A sampling of topics include:

  • Using Visual Journals and sketchbooks in The Elementary and Secondary School Classroom
  • Sketchbooks and Daily Drawing for Personal growth
  • Art, Design and Creativity – Growing a Vision for Curriculum
  • Themes, Cross-Curricular Connections and Daily Drawing
  • Artist/Researcher/Teacher: Arts Based Research as Living Inquiry
  • Folk Art and Outsider Art
  • The History of Dogs in Art/The History Art in Dogs
  • A History of Canadian Art Education: From Drawing to Visual Culture
  • A History of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Evaluation and Consultation Activities (selected)

  • Development of a rubric for the evaluation of EXART 3019 Visual Arts Certificate Portfolio Review and EXART 3535 Final Visual Arts Certificate Portfolio Review: Visual Arts Certificate Program, Liberal Studies, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Fall 2012
  • Development of comprehensive course syllabi for Drawing I, Drawing II and Drawing III, courses taught in the Visual Arts Certificate Program, Liberal Studies, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Spring 2012
  • External Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), April 2003 – present;
  • Evaluation Study of the Exhibit, The Spirit of Africville, A collaborative project of MSVU Art Gallery, the NFB, the Africville Genealogical Society, and the Black Cultural Centre, October-November 1989. Funded by Museums Assistance Programmes, National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, ON, 1988-1990