Hello, My name is Phil and I'm an Artist-Researcher-Teacher and I have been lucky enough to present nationally at the Canadian Society for Education through Art's 'Visual Revival' conference in Halifax, NS, and internationally at the National Art Education Association's (NAEA) annual National Convention in both San Diego, California, in 2014 and Fort Worth, Texas, in 2013. 

Professional Statement

My professional interests include design, digital photography, robotics, sculpture, painting, and website design. My experience within the classroom includes teaching Computer Science at Lasalle College and teaching Art and Technology Education in Newfoundland and Labrador.

My professional highlights include -  Wooden 'Punt' [boat] building on Fogo Island, NL; Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in St. Georges, NL; and participating in Quebec's FIRST Robotics League as a mentor.

Currently, I am seeking full-time employment within a educational environment which encourages its learners to work together to identify and solve real-world problems through the creation of original art-works (ex. sculpture, performance, and installation).

Tabletop Makerspace, 2015

Tabletop Makerspace, 2015


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 Presentations

Click to download PDF

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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