Office: ECH 1108
Department of Fine Arts
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Tel: 519 888 4567, ext. 38383
Linda Carson grew up in a military family and lived all across Canada. She earned her B.Math and B.A. (Honours, Studio) from the University of Waterloo, and her M.F.A. at the University of Saskatchewan. She spent a post-grad year at the Royal College of Art studying printmaking and casting, with a focus on bronze patination. On her return, she founded a private teaching studio and became interested in how people learn to draw. In order to find out, she returned to graduate studies, earning an M.Sc (Kinesiology) and Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience). In her research, she studies expert performance in drawing.
Her studio practice focuses on mixed media drawing and assemblage, and she consults with a Kitchener-based design thinking firm, Overlap Associates.
Her primary interests are teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration. She co-designed a high school enrichment program, Waterloo Unlimited, and wrote the curriculum for the undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Knowledge Integration. She has developed and delivered many original courses, including The Art, Science & History of Colour and a figure drawing course that integrates on-site studies at an anatomy lab. She is a frequent guest lecturer on creativity and design thinking in classes, enrichment programs and incubators.
Linda Carson teaches drawing, creative thinking, colour theory, perception, and teamwork.
View her curriculum vitae (PDF).