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I Can Make Art ... Like Marcelle Ferron

I Can Make Art ... Like Marcelle Ferron

| 10 min

Marcelle Ferron was a Quebec-born painter and stained glass maker, and a dominant figure in contemporary art in Quebec and Canada. Frequent stays in a dull, dark hospital room due to a childhood illness left her with a passion for light and colour that is evident in her abstract painting and modern stained glass creations.

In I Can Make Art Like Marcelle Ferron, students are exposed to contemporary abstract art and discover Ferron's luminous world. Inspired by her extraordinary art, they create their own works, experimenting with the texture and transparency of cellophane and paint.

Awash in colour and bold design, I Can Make Art Like Marcelle Ferron captures her passion and reinforces the important legacy of this groundbreaking artist.

I Can Make Art is a series of six short films that take a kids'-eye view on a diverse group of Canadian visual artists.

  • writer
    Jane Churchill
  • director
    Jane Churchill
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch
  • director of photography
    Michael Wees
  • sound recordist
    Marco Fania
  • editor
    Joey Calugay
  • production manager
    Elaine Shatenstein
  • series researcher
    Jane Churchill
  • series art consultant
    Nancy Retallack-Lambert
  • music composer
    Eric Lemoyne
  • stills photography
    Garth Gilker
    Jane Churchill
  • additional camera
    Peter Krieger
  • visual research
    Sylvia Mezei
  • copyright clearance
    Sylvia Mezei
  • additional art consultant
    Jenni Blackmore
    Sharon Fernandez
    Anne Newlands
    Dale Sheppard
    Wendy Wilson
    Vivian Grey
  • sound editor
    Tony Reed
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
  • assistant foley artist
    Elana Medicoff
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • online editor
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Gathelier
  • digital editing technician
    Chaz Oliver
    Ochelle Greenidge
    Martine Forget
    Phyllis Lewis
    Danielle Raymond
  • animation design
    Jane Churchill
  • animation
    Benoît Chagnon
  • titles
    Benoît Chagnon
  • digital imaging
    Louise Overy
    Pierre Landry
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • post-production coordinator
    Claude Cardinal
    Linda Payette
  • studio clerk
    Christine Williams
  • studio administrator
    Marie Tonto-Donati
    Nickie Merulla
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner


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Ages 9 to 12

Study Guide - Guide 1

Arts Education - Art
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution

This film fits ideally into art classes, as well as studies in personal health. Do you believe the process demonstrated in the film is a good way to manage negative emotions? For homework, students can be asked to do something creative every time they feel a particular emotion, and then to evaluate, via a questionnaire, the development of the emotion in question.

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