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Cathleen (a.k.a. Cass) is an artist and graphic designer from northern Canada. She grew up in Whitehorse, Yukon and then moved down to B.C. for several years where she studied illustration and design at Capilano University (North Vancouver). Since receiving her diploma she's moved back to her hometown, happily creating artwork and doing freelance design work.

Cass's paintings have a graphic look and strong design sense. Her preferred medium is acrylics, and she will sometimes incorporate mixed media and collage into her works. Cass has recently been using distressed finishes and texture on her artwork, which she is enjoying experimenting with. You can see more of Cass's work by visiting her Etsy shop or Facebook page.

> Download PDF version of Curriculum Vitae
> Résumé available upon request

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curriculum vitae

> CREDENTIAL
Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C.
Design & Illustration (IDEA) 3-year Diploma
09.2007-04.2010

> TEACHING EXPERIENCE
09.2012-Present
Artist in the School, Whitehorse, Yukon
Visual arts teacher available to work in various schools throughout the Yukon, as part of the "Artist in the School" program. Themes and mediums vary according to the teachers wishes.

08.2012
Arts Underground Community Studio, Whitehorse, Yukon
Instructed a visual arts camp with an emphasis on illustration and design. Children ages 8-12.
Theme: Illustration and Beyond
Mediums: Acrylics, ink, graphite, mixed media, digital

09.2010-03.2012
Creative Edge School of Arts, Abbotsford B.C.
Art teacher for all of the visual art classes offered at the school. Students are ages 5 to 13.
Theme: Art Around the World.
Medium: Variety of mediums including paint, graphite, collage, ink, and more.

05.2011-03.2012
The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford B.C.
On-call art teacher for various classes, camps and gallery tours.
Mediums: Variety of mediums including paint, graphite, collage and mixed media.

09.2011
Arts Underground Community Studio, Whitehorse, Yukon
Instructed a visual arts camp with an emphasis on painting. Children ages 8-12.
Theme: Around the World in 5 Days
Mediums: Acrylics, watercolours, ink, plasticine, mixed media.

07.2010
Arts Underground Community Studio, Whitehorse, Yukon
Instructed two beginner-level acrylic painting workshops. Students learned basic colour theory and technique for painting in a graphic style.
Theme: Mountain Sheep (inspired by my photography of Yukon wildlife.)

05.2009-08.2009
"Arts in the Park- Kids Days" Whitehorse, Yukon
Developed arts and craft activities that were child-friendly. Assembled the necessary supplies and helped the children to create the finished product. Themes and mediums were different every week.

> RESIDENCIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS
10.2011-11.2011
"Golden Brush" Painting Events
Chapel Arts, Vancouver B.C.
Collaborated with two other artists to create a piece of artwork in front of an audience.

07.2011
Canada Day Mural Project (on behalf of The Reach Gallery Museum)
Exhibition Park, Abbotsford B.C.
Was the leading artist in a mural project that took place in a public park. Visitors were allowed to contribute to the process and join in the creation of the final piece.

07.2010
"Artists Down Under" Demonstrating Artist Residency
Arts Underground Community Studio, Whitehorse, Yukon
For one week each, selected artists set themselves up in a public studio space. Artists got to spend the time working on a special project of their choice. Visitors were welcome to come interact with the artist and watch their demonstration.

> AWARDS
Honorable Mention, Salazar Student Awards (GDC/BC Chapter): 05.2010
IDEA Service Award: 03.2010
Yukon Husky's C.B. Radio Club Scholarship: 12.2009
IDEA Bursary: 02.2009
Dean's List: Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2009
Peoples Choice Award: "Points of View" art exhibition: 2000

> SOLO EXHIBITIONS
11.2010-12.2010
"Roadtrip" / The Chocolate Claim, Whitehorse, Y.T.

08.2009-09.2009
"Exploring Illustration" / The Chocolate Claim, Whitehorse, Y.T.

> JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
10.2013-11.2013
"Enclosed" / Two Person Exhibition / Focus Gallery (Arts Underground), Whitehorse, Y.T.

05.2012
"The Gold Show" / Yukon Art Society Gallery, Whitehorse, Y.T.

07.2011
"Fraser Valley Biennale" / Mission Arts Centre, Mission, B.C.

12.2010
"Winter" / Yukon Art Society Gallery, Whitehorse, Y.T.

09.2010
"Artists Down Under" / Yukon Art Society Gallery, Whitehorse, Y.T.

04.2010
"IDEA Grad Show 2010" / The Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

09.2009-10.2009
"Scenes and Streets Vancouver" / Omega Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

04.2009-05.2009
"Reflections Vancouver 2010" / The Ferry Building Gallery, W. Vancouver, B.C.

03.2009
"Wild at Art Festival" / West Coast Railway Heritage Park, Squamish, B.C.

06.2008-07.2008
"Summer Days" / Yukon Art Society Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

06.2000
"Points of View" / Captain Martin House Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

> MEDIA COVERAGE
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Interview with James Miller
Aired on the "Midday Cafe" show on CBC Radio North

Thursday, July 22, 2010
"Demonstrating from Down Under"
Print & Web: Whitehorse Star

Thursday, August 20, 2009
"Art Investigates Illustration"
Print: What's Up Yukon

Friday, July 31, 2009
"Art versus illustration. Who said there's a difference?"
Print & Web: The Yukon News

> PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Federation of Canadian Artists
Supporting Member / July 2010 to Present

Yukon Art Society / Member / 2000 to Present

Fireweed Community Market / Member / 2012

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