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Artists at school


Mauricie

Fannie Le Vasseur

Visual arts
Caricatures

Presentation


Fannie Le Vasseur started out in 2002 by drawing caricatures in educational media, including magazines and textbooks. In 2008, she fully devoted herself to the freelance caricaturing. She is now specialized in “live” caricaturing in the event entertainment industry. As an experienced artist, Fannie is fairly fearless; her fascinating career took her all the way to China, where she was invited to show off her talent in the “Las Vegas of the East” for six months. She was the first Québec caricaturist to make her mark there. Fannie produces thousands of caricatures each year and has drawn and had her work exhibited in over 40 cities in the world. She has also collaborated with several well-known organizations, including Montréal’s Just for Laughs Festival.

Proposed approach and type of activities



Introduction to caricaturing

Fannie makes fun drawings and specializes in “live” caricaturing. She chose this medium because it is accessible to most people as well as a simple and funny way to connect with them. She likes drawing caricatures to entertain at events for a few reasons: it’s a dynamic activity that lets her interact with people, it allows her to show her versatility and initiative by travelling and adapting to different locations, and it’s an opportunity for her to use her creativity by inventing new artistic techniques such as drawing caricatures using chocolate. Through her eccentric window on life, Fannie is sensitive to and interested in people, both their physical appearance and their personality. She has fun drawing out their best sides.

Examples of activities Workshop 1

Introduction to caricaturing

In this workshop, students will be asked to develop their creative thinking and observation skills by drawing a caricature, to exercise their critical judgment on the works created, and to communicate appropriately, including by following some ethical rules for caricaturing. The artist begins the workshop by presenting her trade and her unusual career path. She assesses the technical skill, self-confidence and motivation of the students through open discussions and an exercise involving a group caricature on the board. During these discussions, the artist shows students a few caricaturing tricks to enrich their knowledge and make the drawing process easier. In addition, the artist calls upon students’ sensibility through the “what animal do you think of when you look at me?” activity, during which students are asked to work in pairs and draw caricatures of each other with an animal’s body. Finally, a game of “draw me a caricature” gets the entire group working on a single caricature, which draws on students’ spontaneity and observation skills.

The artist is able to offer her workshop in French.

 


Special conditions

White sheets and black pencils. Canon projector and laptop. Board at the front of the class.


For information

Fannie Le Vasseur
Phone : 819 694-7740
Email : fl@fannielevasseur.com

Subject to taxes (GST, PST)

No

Levels

All levels

Available in

Capitale-Nationale, Mauricie, Estrie, Montréal, Outaouais, Chaudière-Appalaches, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Montérégie, Centre-du-Québec

Other language(s)

French

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