DRAWING WITH A VIEW: Lunenburg Opera House

October – November 2019 

ART MEDIA FOR EDUCATORS: Faculty of Education, The University of Alberta

Summer 2015, 2016 and 2018

 DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS: Lunenburg school of the Arts

2016 to 2018


Harold Pearse teaches courses 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. Students learn the essentials of drawing from observation and memory, employing still-life and other motifs in imaginative problem solving exercises and develop the ability to integrate technical, perceptual and intellectual skills.  Using a range of mark making material, the purpose is to record and interpret the world around us including the natural and built environment, objects, people and animals. A central focus is the sketchbook or daily drawing journal.

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

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 (, 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.