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
Emily Granger (°1979, Steinbach, Manitoba) is bilingual artist who works in a variety of media. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Granger formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works.
For the last 9 years she has worked with over 9000 young people of all backgrounds, facilitating artistic workshops for organizations like Freeze Frame International Film Festival, Winnipeg River Film School, 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.
Several of the groups she has taught created award winning works during their workshops with her. She encourages students to be inquisitive, resourceful, open minded and inclusive in their approach.
"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)