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H.B. Barry Strasbourg-Thompson

Discipline: Visual Arts
Homebase: Chemainus
Languages: English

H.B. Barry Strasbourg-Thompson holds a BFA from the University of Ottawa. His expertise is in areas of self-directed exploration (studying creativity and the visual language, elements and principles of art). His experience includes a 60-year visual arts practice and exhibition record: retired creative arts instructor, Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre in Ottawa (Art in Healthcare specialist, Dementia Care); artist in residence at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary in Ottawa; FineArtZ Camp instructor with Chemainus Crofton Community Schools Association; Young Artist Workshop K-7 St. Joseph's Elementary School in Chemainus; March Break Arts Camps, Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery March March Break Arts Camps, Afterschool Arts program and Summer Arts Camp program.


Testimonials

Barry is a confident, knowledgeable and hard-working instructor. He is welcoming, caring and gets along well with kids. Barry's stories and humour were of great value to our team of instructors, assistants and campers, keeping the fun in even the most hectic of situations. Wendy Lambert, Chemanius Crofton Community Schools Association

Project Examples

Open Studio for Creativity


Open Studio for Creativity provides student-centered projects designed by students in consultation with the artist, teachers and the BC curriculum. Grade-specific tasks help students experiment and experience applications of the visual language across wide varieties of art materials using 2D and 3D methods. Students explore their own curriculum-related images and objects, applying lessons on the elements and principles of colour and design. The primary goal is to facilitate the advancement of creativity as a basic life skill. Advanced creativity provides for solving life problems. Grades K-12.

Young Artists Workshop


Young Artists Workshop can include any of 2D contour drawing (learn to draw anything that you can see), painting, photography, printmaking, hand-pulled prints from a press, plus 3D explorations in carving, paper sculpture, recycled materials assemblage, "Roman Arch of My Triumph". Young Artist Workshop provides visual art projects designed in consultation with teachers and the BC curriculum. Grade-specific tasks help students experiment and experience applications of the visual language and wide varieties of art materials and methods. Students explore curriculum related images and objects with various materials applying lessons on the elements and principles of colour and design. The primary goal of Young Artist Workshop is to facilitate skill advancement and creativity. Advanced creativity provides for problem-solving throughout the students' lifetime. Grades K-7.

Young Artists Workshop: Painting


Young Artist Workshop provides visual arts projects designed in consultation with teachers and the BC curriculum. Grade-specific tasks help students experiment and experience applications of the visual language and wide varieties of art materials and methods. Students explore curriculum related images and objects with various materials applying lessons on the elements and principles of colour and design. The primary goal of Young Artist Workshop is to facilitate the advancement of creativity as a basic life skill. Advanced creativity provides for problem solving throughout the students lifetime. Grades K-7.

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