Emily Granger

Details:

Craft, Inter-arts, Media arts, Music, Visual arts, Other

Grade Level: pre k, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Language: english and french

Regions: Norman, Parklands, Interlake, Westman, Central Plains, Pembina Valley, Eastman, Capital Region

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Biography

Emily Granger is a bilingual transdisciplinary artist, outsider musician and maker who works in a variety of mediums.

For the last 11 years she has worked with over 11000 young people of all backgrounds, facilitating workshops for organizations like Freeze Frame International Film Festival, Girls Rock Winnipeg, Manitoba Arts Council, Festival des Vidéastes du Manitoba, Conseil Jeunesse Provincial and Pembina Hills Arts Council as well as countless school divisions across Manitoba.

She encourages students to be inquisitive, resourceful, open minded and inclusive in their approach.

Workshops:
- Stop-motion animation
- Live streaming
- Vinyl record making
- Music production
- Filmmaking

Using art in S.T.E.A.M. projects helps students understand how varied the arts are. This series involves a Makey Makey and a computer. Turn everyday objects like bananas into touch pads to control your computer!

- Interactive pencil drawings or sculptures
- Kalimbas/Pianos
- Mini drum machines

Media

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Project Samples

Sonic Saucers :: Assiètte acoustique

The vinyl record workshop encourages an open spirit. Each class splits up into 4-5 groups and form ''bands''. In one day they write and record a song, as well as create a vinyl record and design the album cover. At the end of the day listen to everyones hard work, often beaming with pride. I bring in a mix of my old vintage equipment including a record cutter from the 1940s as well as modern laptops with a variety of audio samples to create music or sound effects. I promote DIY (do-it-yourself) at every turn of the way. I help the students create vinyl records out of plastic disposable plates!!! Creating a one of a kind master record. The goal with this workshop is to show students that if there is a will then there's a way, how we are often our own obstacle to making art. ** This workshop is offered in French and English and can be adapted to include elements from your school curriculum**

Stopmotion Animation 101

The workshop starts with an introduction to stop-motion animation genres (claymation, paper cutout, pixelation, lego, sand and junkmation) as well as talking about the pros and cons of each. The students will split up into 4 or 5 groups. They will write a script, make a storyboard, make a series of lists to help them stay organized. They then build all of the elements for their short film, characters, backgrounds, props, etc. Animating comes next, students will use cameras and laptops to capture their images using Stop-motion Studio Pro. They will export their projects into a more robust editing software to assemble the finished film allowing them to add voice-overs, music, sound effects and visual effects. Once the groups finish their movies we will talk about what to do next! I will teach them how to promote their films and future projects. ** This workshop is offered in French and English and can be adapted to include elements from your school curriculum**

S.T.E.A.M. Interactive Art

There’s been a big push for incorporating lessons and activities that use S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Using art in S.T.E.A.M. projects helps students understand how varied the arts are, and how they’re an integral part of any product that involve engineering, technology, and mathematics. The Arts can help increase engagement in S.T.E.A.M. projects since students can connect artistic mediums that they enjoy (like visual arts and music) with more technical projects that may seem daunting at first, such as building an electronic musical instrument or programming a robot. They’re able to combine the familiar with the unfamiliar, acquiring new skills, and discovering the world of artistic innovation.

Testimonials

"I liked making the records so much! We got to be creative and learn to work in a group! I wish you came to our school everyday! I also really loved making the record player. Thank you so much for coming to our school"

—Sophia (Student/age: 9)

Emily’s passion in film and storytelling is demonstrated in her ability to communicate with children at all levels. She has created lessons that are approachable to the different levels of students. She is able to engage individuals in creating a film that is of interest and meaningful to each group. Emily has a knack of tapping into student’s unique gifts and talents to create their stories. She is able to utilize each child’s strength and teach small groups to work collaboratively.

—Fortunato Lim (Principal)

"I just want to say that you are my hero. I thiank that you are so awsome to me. You have a talent that no won can take away from you. I hope to see you agen. Nevr stop smileing!"

—Kaydance (Student/age: 9)