"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.
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.
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.
Received my Masters of Education, Integrating the arts into
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.
Traveled extensively through out the United States as well as
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
Advanced Shamanism & Shamanic Healing with Dory Cote founder
and presedent of Earth Light Healing, Brunswick, Maine, 2014
as a facilitator for Grief Support and worked as a volunter at
the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Grief Support for Children
working as an Ed Tech III, Day Treatment Program, Lewiston School