Since 2001, Lindsay Zier-Vogel has been teaching writing and movement workshops in the community and in schools. She has worked with hundreds of students to find their own creative voices and create their own works of art.
From poetry to longer narratives, dance performances to hand-bound books, Lindsay encourages students to create without judgment, promoting the accessibility of language-based art.
She taught an integrated poetry-and-dance based program in Toronto schools from 2003-2008, with funding from the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists In Education Program, in 2003-2004 and 2007-2008.
In 2008, she was the artist in residence at Mt. Pleasant Public School in Vancouver, BC, funded through the ArtStarts program and The Please Mum Foundation. (More information about the program and photos of handbound books here).
In 2010, Lindsay taught in Kitchener, Ontario through Pathways Education and in 2010 and 2011, facilitated bookbinding workshops at Sister Writes, a writing workshop for disadvantaged women in Toronto. In 2012, Lindsay facilitated a writing workshop at Sister Writes based on The Love Lettering Project.
Also in 2011, Lindsay was selected as one of 30 arts educators to attend the Artist Educators in Communities and Schools Intensive through Canadian Stage, in partnership with PAONE (Professional Arts Organizations Network for Education) and was a delegate at the Artist Educator Exchange Conference in Toronto. She was a guest judge at Parklawn Junior Middle School‘s Grade 8 poetry slam.
Also in 2011, Lindsay worked with Toronto International Film Festival Learning: Developing Students Through Film, during the Sprockets Festival and at St. Michael’s hospital. She was also a mentor for the Dream Catcher Mentoring, a program, that connects Yukon and Nunavut high school students with Canadian mentors who work in their aspired “dream careers.”
In 2012, Lindsay was one of four artists-in-residence at Yorkton Regional High School in south-eastern Saskatchewan, teaching the writing portion of a three week integrated movement-sound-and-writing workshop with Grade 10 and 11 drama students. Check out their responses here.