Ashley Clarke

Visual Art 30, Visual Art 20, Photography 10, Graphic Art 20

B.A. in Studio Art B.Ed. in Visual Art Education working on M.Ed. in Educational Technology and Design (but still focusing on art) I’ve taught art for over a decade, in one capacity or another. I was an art gallery educator at three art galleries, a senior visual art teacher at a private international school in the Middle East, and have been teaching at the DLC for several years. I have been involved in language education in the past, working for a heritage language-oriented non-profit, as well as teaching a community language class and doing individual EAL tutoring. I am also an artist, which takes up a good chunk of my time. I have training in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics, but my specialization is drawing. I mostly work with ink.

I love art and creativity more than just about anything else, and enjoy showing others that technical skill in art is learned and perfected through practice.

Currently, I volunteer doing chalkboard art for a yoga studio in Saskatoon. In the past, I volunteered within my cultural heritage community by teaching an adult beginner language class in Norwegian Bokmål, and worked with newcomer refugees to help with the transition to life in Canada.

I am big into video games. I dig stuff like Skyrim, Fallout, Red Dead Redemption—anything sandboxy and immersive with a great story. I’ve also got an absolutely ridiculous amount of time sunk into Civilization, and I’m always down for Smash Brothers. Because I enjoy reading so much, I set a goal for myself to read 52 books a year. I always have at least 2 books on the go, and often 5 or 6 (or more!). I keep track of and rate everything that I’ve read. I have a green thumb, and love researching and growing plants.