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Natalie is an artist, an educator, and a researcher. She completed her Doctorate in Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia, specializing in Art Education and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Office of Educational Support and Development in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Resident Artist in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, in the Faculty of Education, at the University of British Columbia. She is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Victoria.
Natalie's research examines the intersections of art and research; art and philosophy; art making and teaching; and the visual and the textual. Her interests lie in visual arts-based (educational) research practices including research-creation; relational art practices; art as social practice; practice-led research; and the particularities and nuances of learning in and through art.
Natalie has taught children, adolescents, and adults in primary and secondary, public and private schools as well as various community centres throughout Canada. She teaches a wide variety of artistic processes and arts-based research methodologies.
“I used to love sitting in my room and tracing things with my eyes. I think, now, that's what made me a good painter. I would stare at things on my wall or look at how a shadow was cast in a particular way — what shape it was and what colours were in it.
I always had an appreciation for detail like that.”
— Natalie LeBlanc (Cited by Don MacDougall, 2013)