ARTIST BIO

Life is a dance, the steps often changing, the rhythms varying,
Leaving us lost, confused and sometimes frightened.

Our job is to trust that however challenging the journey becomes, we have the strength and insight to transform these challenges into our strengths, thus gaining insight and compassion for ourselves and the world around us.

These art works represent my journey over the past six years. I had no idea where the work would go but nature, being my muse, guided me along the way, offering inspiration which was a powerful support. I was there to listen, to be open and wait for the guidance till each journey began, letting me back in touch with my passion for life and belief in myself. Trusting in the process to improvise and explore got me through some tough spots, leading to places of sheer joy and celebration.

Our job is to welcome the growth that life demands of us. Much of what we have to discover is found within our inner landscape. …..Nature holds the key to making that connection, all we have to do is get in touch with her vibration, recognizing its power and to pay reverence to the significance it has in our lives and for the whole world.

Marilyn Foubert

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2007 Textile based workshop for high school students – St. George’s Private School, Vancouver
  • 2006 Adult evening painting class – St. George’s Private School, Vancouver
  • 2006 “Exploring Creative Solutions” – Facilitation of weekend seminar for Cathay Pacific Executive
  • 2005-2006 Public Painting Demonstrations at Opus Art Supplies, Vancouver
  • 2004-2005 Arts Umbrella Outreach – Drawing and Painting, Strathcona Preschool, Vancouver
  • 2001-2005 Arts Umbrella Outreach – Drawing and Painting, Rae Cam Preschool, Vancouver
  • 2000-2005 Spring Break program, Carnarvon School 3-5 year olds – Drawing and Painting
  • 1997-2005 Exploration in Drawing and Painting – Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
  • 1993-2005 Painting for Preschool aged children – Art Start Program, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver
  • 1992-2005 Exploration in Drawing and Painting – Workshop for adults, Vancouver
  • 1990-2005 Art Instructor for the New Learning Society
  • 2000 “Fabric Art Techniques” – Children’s Workshop on an Alaskan Cruise for the Young Presidents’ Organization
  • 1999 “Slip into the Life of an Artist” – Visual Arts and Movement Collaboration, Jericho Hill Centre, Vancouver
  • 1999 “Spontaneous Painting Event” – Workshop at Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
  • 1999 “Weaving as Art” – Gathering Threads Project, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
  • 1997 Creative Development Weekend – Adult Workshop, Sechelt, BC
  • 1996 Canadian Association of Youth and Children Seminar – Facilitated personal exploration for the “Creative Process”
  • 1996 Workshop for Early Childhood Educators – ECEBC Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 1995-1996 Maple Grove Artists in Residence Program, Maple Ridge, BC
  • 1995 Reggio Emilia Workshop – ECEBC Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 1995 Professional Development Workshop for Educators – Ecole Jules Quesnel, Vancouver
  • 1994 Series of Workshops for “100 Languages of Children” Exhibit, Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 1994 Creative Development Workshop for Early Childhood Educators, Burnaby Community Education Program, Burnaby, BC
  • 1994 Arts enriched Program for Preschool Children, Child Study Centre Faculty, UBC
  • 1993 Instructor of Art Programs, Child Study Centre, UBC
  • 1993-1994 Multi-cultural Craft Workshops – Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
  • 1992 Instructor, Fabric Arts Department – Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, BC
  • 1991 “Growing Creatively with your Child” Workshop – Vancouver YWCA
  • 1991 Public Education Program Workshops – Vancouver Museum
  • 1989 Art Educator for Workshops, Vancouver Art Gallery permanent collections and changing exhibitions
  • 1988 Workshops in collaboration with “Once in a Lifetime” Exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 1987-1988 Job Trac Program – Vancouver Artists’ League
  • 1981-1982 Multi-media Summer Program – Presentation House, Vancouver
  • 1978 Workshop for Teachers in Service Program, St. Anne, Manitoba
  • 1978 Weekend Workshop, University of Brandon, Manitoba
  • 1978 Workshop with third year Interior Design students – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
  • 1977 Five Day Creative Weaving program for children – Sun Centre Program, Department of Tourism, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Winnipeg
  • 1976 Twelve Week Fibre Arts Program, YM Hebrew Association, Winnipeg
  • 1975 Weaving and Crocheting for Adults – Night school course, River East School Division, Winnipeg
  • 1974 Craft teaching program at five public schools – LIP, Winnipeg

GRANTS AND AWARDS RECEIVED
  • 1990 Excellence in Craft Award – Circle Craft Christmas Sale, Vancouver, BC
  • 1979 Materials Grant – Manitoba Arts Council, Manitoba
  • 1978 Traveling Grant – for exhibit in Toronto
  • 1976 Materials Grant – Manitoba Arts Council
  • 1976 Canada Council Grant – Project in Poland
  • 1977-1979 Member – Prairie Selection Committee for the Explorations Program of the Canada Council