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Education

  • 1989, B. Ed., Junior/Intermediate Education and Visual Arts; University of Toronto

  • 1985, Hon. B. A., Specialist in Studio Art, Minor in English; University of Toronto

  • 1985, Diploma in Art and Art History; Sheridan College

 

Work Experience

1989 - 2015 

  • Elementary School Teacher

  • York Region District School Board; Richmond Hill and Thornhill, Ontario

  • Specialist Visual Arts teacher; Homeroom teacher in Primary/Junior and Intermediate divisions

 

Volunteer Experience

  • 2018 - Gallery Guide: Bay-Ou Gallery; Cowichan Bay, BC

  • 2018 - Workshop Instructor How to paint like a Child for Maple Bay Painters; Duncan, BC

  • 2018 - Biography book compiler/editor for Maple Bay Painters 50th Anniversary, Maple Bay Painters; Duncan, BC

  • 2017/18 - Printmaking for Kids: workshops with Aldea Wood; Lake Cowichan, BC

 

Arts Group Membership

  • 2019 - 2020 - Cowichan Valley Arts Council (CVAC) North Cowichan, BC

  • 2016 - 2019 - Maple Bay Painters; North Cowichan, BC

  • 2018 - Ladysmith Arts Council; Ladysmith, BC

  • 2017- 2018 - Chemainus Art Group; Saltair, BC

 

Continuing Education/Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 - The Working Artist Master Class with Crista Cloutier; an eight week on-line art course.

  • 2018 - Introductory Fused Glass Workshop with Wendy Debrock-Jeffries; Connemara Blue, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland.

  • 2018 - Three day Mixed Media Workshop with Nancy Slaght; Chemainus Art Group, Saltair, BC

  • 2018 - Figure Drawing Workshops with Gerda Hofman; Chemainus Art Group, Saltair, BC

  • 2018 - Maple Bay Painters 50th Anniversary Art Show; St. Peter’s Hall, Quamichan, BC

  • 2018 - Under/Where? The Ou Gallery's 1st Juried Art Show; The Ou Gallery, North Cowichan, BC

  • 2017- Chemainus Art Group Show; 49th Parallel Café, Ladysmith, BC

  • 2017 - Maple Bay Painters Fall Show; St. Peter’s Hall, Quamichan, BC

  • 2016 - Non-Objective Acrylic Painting with Decollage with Cindy Mersky; TOSH Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC

  • 2016 - Maple Bay Painters Fall Show; St. Peters Hall, Quamichan, BC

  • 2016 - Two day Acrylic Landscape Painting with Cheryl Painter; Duncan, BC

 

Social Media: Art Projects and Challenges - @colleensullivanfineart 

  • 2020 - Opus Daily Practice Challenge, creating daily artworks in February. 

  • 2018 - Insanely Inspired Instagram Challenge with USA artist Amira Rahim

  • 2018 - 21 days in my art world with UK artist Tara Leaver

  • 2018 - The 100 day project creating 6” x 6” mixed media collages based on my childhood/high school diaries 

  • 2017 - The 100 day project creating small mixed media collages made by recycling artworks from my 30+ year archives 

  • 2017 - The H’art Project collaborative Social Media Art Film with Joanne Green

  • 2017 - Valentine’s Day Art Contest: original artwork sent to a Facebook follower