About the Artist
Nicole Bélanger is a visual artist who specializes in directing group murals, both in schools and in the community. Her emphasis is on group efforts at the conceptual and creative level. The murals are directed in a way where she provides guidelines and direction as the project progresses to ensure a quality finished product and a level of acquired expertise for the students. Her community murals have also involved the homeless and health centres. Nicole believes in the energy created by a group effort, and that there is room for everyone to create. Nicole is a visual artist in her own right, working in both painting and sculpture. She is a graduate with a masters degree in Visual arts from Norwich University, U.S.A.
The participants develop many skills, such as the power of critical thinking, positive discussion, the challenges of the work, and a sense of belonging.
Produce two- or three-dimensional works of art that communicate ideas; identify and organize colours, shapes and textures; create sculptures while using appropriate techniques and materials; explain how key elements are used to create expected effects.
All ages, Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Seniors, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12