Mary Blatherwick

Mary Blatherwick

Name:  Mary L. Blatherwick, BEd, BFA, MA, PhD
Area:  Visual Education, Creativity, Curriculum Studies
Phone: 451-6836
Fax:    506-453-3569
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Education summary:

PhD Art Education, University of Surrey at Roehampton, England 1998
MA in Art Education, University of British Columbia, 1986
BFA , Nova Scotia Collage of Art and Design, 1986
BEd in Art Education, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design 1975

Key area(s) of interest/expertise:

Visual Literacy
Multimodal literacy
Critical Thinking
Intercultural Understanding
Curriculum Development

Classroom/practicum teaching summary:

11 years public school teaching
15 years post secondary teaching
15 years experience as a practicum supervisor of Visual Art and other subject including Math, English, Social Studies and Science


Introduction to Visual Education: Theories and Practices
Power of Images
Issues in Art Education
Integrated Learning through Art
Materials and Methods
Curriculum Development in Art Education
Curriculum Development (Master?s level)
Aesthetic Education Module -Trinidad/UNB program

Practicum/Professional mentoring:

Advising/mentoring students during their practicum experiences
Assisting/mentoring students with visual art education initiatives
Mentoring past students entering the job market and developing career paths

Supervising/mentoring Masters and PhD level students

Professional practice, committees, volunteer work summary
contributor to journals and texts on visual art education
editorial responsibilities - Canadian texts on teaching visual art
presenter at local, regional, national, international conferences on Education through Art
director of research initiatives -levels of  visual literacy and creativity in New Brunswick
producer of film series on the creative practices of visual artists of New Brunswick
studio art practice in drawing and painting
member on faculty committees - social, admissions, assessment, building and space
organizer of the ?Work in Progress? sessions (WIPS) -presentations on research by faculty and graduate students
member of the senate committee - undergraduate scholarships
member of CETL (Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) selection committee- research grants
past Vice - President of The Canadian Society for Education through Art
Director of Publications - The Canadian Society for Education through Art
Canadian Representative - International Society for Education through Art
President of the New Brunswick Visual Art Education Association
past President of Sunbury Shore Arts and Nature Centre
Chair of the Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John NB