Mary Blatherwick



Education, Faculty of

Marshall d'Avray Hall 259

1 506 451 6836


  • 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 areas of interest

  • Visual Literacy
  • Multimodal literacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Creativity
  • Curriculum Development


  • 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

  • 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