Hello, My name is Philip Robbins and I'm an Artist-Researcher-Teacher and I have been lucky enough to present internationally at the National Art Education Association's (NAEA) annual National Convention held in Chicago, Illinois (2016), San Diego, California (2014), and Fort Worth, Texas (2013). 

Professional Statement

My professional interests include design, digital photography, robotics, sculpture, painting, and website design. My work experience includes corporate training and software implementation at Presagia, developing two 3D printing courses for Digital Media Academy (2015 & 2016), classroom teaching in the Computer Science department at Lasalle College in Montreal, and teaching fine art and technology education at the high-school level in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

My professional highlights include -  International public speaking while and after completing my M.A in Arts Education, Facilitating two Wooden 'Punts' builds on Fogo Island, NL; Facilitating three Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle Teams (ROVs) in Pasadena, Stephenville, and St. Georges, NL; and participating in Quebec's FIRST Robotics League as a mentor.

Tabletop Makerspace, 2015

Tabletop Makerspace, 2015


My Publication History

[2016] Robo/graph: Using Practical Arts-Based Robots to Transform Classrooms into Makerspaces - Philip Robbins and Dr. Shaunna Smith, Art Education, Vol 69 - Issue 3,  NAEA

My Presentation History

[2014] Transforming Classrooms into Makerspaces - CSEA_SCEA: Visual Revival, Halifax, NS

[2014] Do-it- Yourself Robotics: A Practical Demonstration of an Interactive Art Project - NAEA: National Conference, San Diego, CA

[2014] It's Alive! An introduction to art-based electronics including Arduino, EL Wire, Makey Makey, Drawdio, and more... - NAEA: National Conference, San Diego, CA

[2013] Do-It-Yourself Robots: A Practical Demonstration of an Interactive Art Project - NAEA: National Conference, Fort Worth, TX


Resources for DIY-Robotics

Recent Activity

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Photos and Design by PNR

Click to download my 2014 NAEA presentation (pdf)

Click to download my 2014 NAEA presentation (pdf)

It's Alive: An Introduction to art-based electronics...

It's Alive: An Introduction to art-based electronics...

Click to download my 2013 NAEA presentation (zip)

Click to download my 2013 NAEA presentation (zip)

Designs by Jillian C. Parsons

Exhibition Highlights

3D Printed Self-Portrait (Selfie), Faces, 2015, Solo Exhibition

3D Printed Self-Portrait (Selfie), Faces, 2015, Solo Exhibition