LAURIE "Gull" BABINEAU B.F.A., M.ED
Artist / Instructor / Performer



This journey began during a fourth of July picnic, when I came into this world kicking and screaming. A life of ups and downs but always planning and dreaming of a better way with each lesson learned and obstacle cleared. Immersed in the arts from an early age I have danced by way of many teachers and cultures, learned of the earth from Native Americans and outdoorsmen, honed my art skills from crafters and fine artists and balanced my health and well being by way of healers. It is desire to share what I have learned and to experience the beauty and creativity in others that brings me to the center.

Education, Experience and Travel:

Art: Inherent from as far back as my great-great grandfather, collaborations with other artists and craftsmen and formal education through Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, graduating with a BFA in sculpture.

Dance:
Formal Education in all forms including cultural dances began at the age of six with a focus of Middle Eastern which I have been teaching since 1996 and performing professionally in the United States, Denmark, Norway and Canada.

Education:
Received my Masters of Education, Integrating the arts into Curriculum
from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. My teaching experience has been through teaching privately as well as the Saturday School Program at Maine College of Art, various adult education programsin Southern Maine, including healing arts with groups such as the grieving children and adults, teen parents, troubled teens and developmentally disabled adults.

Enrichment:
Traveled extensively through out the United States as well as Italy, Spain,
Scandinavia and Canada. Won a travel scholarship to study the art of Italy.
Studied the importance of laughter in health with Dr. Patch Adams and in 2011
received certification as a Pranic Healer from the Institute for Inner Studies, Inc.,
Master Choa Kok Sui. In 2010
Studied Advanced Shamanism & Shamanic Healing with Dory Cote founder and presedent of Earth Light Healing, Brunswick, Maine, 2014

Trained as a facilitator for Grief Support and worked as a volunter at the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Grief Support for Children and Adults.

Currently working as an Ed Tech III, Day Treatment Program, Lewiston School System.