Meet the teacher!

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Since 1994, Laurie Legrand has been teaching in Cultural Centres, Workshops and Schools as well as privately in various European countries, in English, French and Spanish.

As a Language teacher she has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, privately as well as in groups, helping them to improve their level as well as to achieve their personal goal, may it be professional, academical or for travel. Her classes are not only dynamic, they also combine humour and culture to allow students to relax and discover more enjoyable aspects of the language, while learning its fundamental bases.

Her Arts and Craft workshops include a wide range of drawing or painting techniques, through traditional subjects such as Book-Binding, Life Drawing, Still-life, Colour Theory and Realistic Rendition, as well as more contemporary approaches such as Gesture or Abstract Mark Making, Murals, Street Art and Free Expression.
She is experienced in coaching students through projects of their choice as well as help aspiring Art School candidates to build a rich and informed Portfolio. As a Practicing Artist and Curator she is able to guide a student or improving artist regarding exhibition and display techniques, how to advertise for a show and how to work with Life Models, Staff and Assistants.
Her Art History lectures, now extremely popular, presents artists and artistic periods in a dynamic form, placing the artist in a geographical and socio-political context, sharing anecdotes and relevant artistic techniques on the subject while adapting the course accordingly to the level of the class.
 
 

 

Timeline

     
2014 to present Public Libraries - Open workshops - Creation and presentation of Workshops based on the current events, for children and young adults Cork Public Libraries - Dublin Public Libraries (Ireland)
2009 - 2016 to present One day Workshop facilitator for Children - Preparation of the content of workshops in accordance to the exhibition at The Lewis Glucksman Gallery. The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
1995 to present

French as a foreign language to students of all levels, ages and backgrounds, for professional and practical reasons as well as recreational purposes, both privately as well as for various European companies

Douglas Community schools - Cork, Marino College - Dublin, Language Unlimited (Ireland), The Language Museum (Scotland), Brighton Idiomas, Charter Idiomas (Spain) ...

2014/2015

Life drawing and Painting Marathon (5 days) - Drawing Techniques, Colour theory applied to Life Drawing and Painting with models. Creation and Management of the Workshops

Kennedy's Art & Sons, Dublin, Ireland
2014/2016 Silk Work Club - Creation and presentation of Workshops based on the current exhibitions, for children and young adults Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland
2012/2015 One day workshops - Drawing Techniques, Colour theory applied in Painting - Bookbinding for beginners. Creation and Management of the Workshops. Kennedy's Art & Sons, Dublin, Ireland
2010 to present Art and Bookbinding Teacher - Bookbinding, Life drawing, painting techniques. Creation and Management of the Workshops. Cork College of Commerce, Ireland, Art and Languages Workshops, Scotland
2010/15

Art History / Art Appreciation Teacher - Evening classes, adults and young adults. In 2010, I wrote a specific course which would not only further a students' understanding of the major periods of Western Art History and its artists, but also the influence these movements have on our present sense of aesthetic and definition of Art.

Students develop constructive, analytical and critical views on Art, placing it in an historical, social and cultural context. They are exposed to other art practices taking place simultaneously in the rest of the world, as well as excellent numerous female artists from these specific movements often overlooked by mainstream art history books.

As an art teacher , I am also able to give to students tools for a better understanding of the techniques used by the artists, how their very properties (innovative or restrictive) might have influenced the conception of an art work at the time, but also factors such as philosophical aesthetics, colour theory and symbolism.

Douglas Community schools - Dublin (Ireland), Edinburgh County Council / Adult Education. South Bridge Resource Centre, Edinburgh
2009/10 Art and Bookbinding - Bookbinding, Life drawing, painting techniques. Creation and Management of the Workshops. Der Grune Hund Workshops, Berlin, Germany
Sum. 09 Painting for Beginners - For children and young adults. Creation and Management of the Workshops. Art and Languages Workshops, Belves, France
June 2005 Lecturer for Street Art Festival - “Murals as a part of Art in the Community” Cork 2005 Capital of Culture, Cork, Ireland
2003/05 Painting and Drawing for Beginners - Art classes for adults Centro Cultural i Civico Matas I Ramis, Barcelona, Spain
2000 Primary school teacher's assistant, arts and craft Lucan Multi-denomination School, Lucan, Ireland
1996/98 Life Drawing and Painting - Creation and Management of the Workshops. Temple Bar Life drawing workshops, Dublin, Ireland
1995 Assistant Art Therapist to Mr Ron Melling, Community Centres and Secondary Schools Cork, Ireland
1994-95 Art Teacher, Life Drawing for medical students Cork, Ireland