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Creativ-tea: Conversations about the making and mentoring of art with Amy Atkinson and Dr. Lorrie Blair

Date & time
Monday, June 13, 2022
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Registration is closed


Amy Atkinson, Lorrie Blair


This event is free


Amy Atkinson


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


This event is the third in a series of conversations with Art Education scholars from Concordia all about the art of learning, making and teaching art. Join Amy Atkinson, a Ph.D Candidate at Concordia in Art Education, an artist and a secondary art teacher as she talks with art researchers, art educators and art students about making and mentoring: how art is taught, how art is learned and all the creativ-tea in between.

This iteration's guest is Dr. Lorrie Blair. Lorrie is a professor at Concordia University in Art Education. 

How can you participate? Attend in person (note, we can accommodate up to 30 people comfortably) or online by registering for the Zoom webinar or watching live on YouTube.

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Amy Atkinson is a Ph.D. Candidate at Concordia in Art Education exploring excellence within the art teacher voice. Amy serves as the co-editor for the Canadian Art Teacher Journal, visual art course developer for Ontario Virtual School and is a member of the Art Education Graduate Association. She has a BA from U of T in Art and Art History and a Masters in International Education from USF. Complementing her studies is an artistic practice exploring sustainability and new materialities through a feminist lens.  Her work is shown in Canada and internationally.  Amy also serves as a secondary art teacher, a mentor, a tutor and a workshop developer for the visual arts subject.

Lorrie Blair is a professor in Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her teaching and research interests include artistic research and ethics, qualitative research methodologies, art teacher identity, teenage cultural practices, and accessible photography as method and pedagogy. She is the author of Writing a Graduate Thesis or Dissertation (2016, Brill) and is the recipient of Concordia University’s Graduate Mentorship Award (2015). Her research has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Workshop and Insight Grants, and by Quebec’s Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’aide à la recherché. She has presented her research at national and international conferences in the United States, Japan, Ireland, England, and Northern Ireland. She is a photographer whose work includes digital photography and cyanotypes.

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