February 22, 2022

Until the end of March, a dozen grade 9 to 12 students studying visual arts at École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River) will benefit from the artistic expertise of Ms. Kariane Lachance. Through this virtual learning project, made possible through a grant from the Ontario Arts Council, students will have access to a dynamic artist who will share her knowledge and love for the arts.

Kariane Lachance is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in the professional theater field since her arrival in Ottawa in 2012. A graduate in theater and visual arts from the University of Ottawa, this artist holds the position of artistic director at the Théâtre Mauve Sapin, a theatre company she founded in Hearst that specializes in creating intimate shows designed to be performed in unconventional theatrical venues. Through the oil painting medium, Kariane Lachance succeeds in creating poetic visual universes. This artist is also inspired by theatrical texts to make her brushes dance on the canvas. 

As part of this project, ÉSC Jeunesse-Nord students in Ms. Karoline Burling's visual arts course will learn to showcase their works in a digital portfolio, to take photos of their works and to write a descriptive sheet that will accompany them. This skill will be very useful if students choose to pursue their studies in visual arts at a post-secondary institution. 

Students will be able to combine theory and practice, with individual assignments that will be completed at home between group sessions. They will also be able to learn to talk about their artistic process in front of their peers. In addition, students will learn to use acrylic paint to mix secondary and complementary colours when creating an artwork.

The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon offers a French-language Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSC Nouvelon provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 6,100 students enrolled in 27 elementary, 1 virtual school and 10 secondary schools.

Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon
705-673-5626, ext. 294
705-677-8195 (cell)