Marion Pennell
Montreal, Canada

Art Therapy - individual or group
Personal Fine Art Instruction
Arts and Crafts - age 5 to 105
Recreational Acrylic Painting - groups of all ages and ALL aptitudes
How to Draw - for the serious novice artist

Qualifications:
B.F.A. Concordia, Montreal, 1985 - followed by a backpacking/museum tour of Europe
Have taught art in many capacities - from preschool (Clay Creations) to adolescents (Wall Murals) to seniors (Acrylic Painting)
Have a degree in Special Education using Art Therapy and Art as Recreation
Qualified for special populations/clientele

My Mission Statement:
I believe that my passion and talent for art is truly a gift and it is my pleasure to share it.
When you do what you love, you can pass on your passion and live more effectively.
Please see my site http://mari0n.com


TEACHING/EDUCATION EXPERIENCE: (Montreal & environs)

2003 - 2006: Teaching acrylic painting (weekly) to the Pioneer Club at Union United Church (Seniors)
2004 - 2005: Teaching acrylic painting (monthly) to the Seniors Group at St. Paul's Anglican Church
1994: Covered for a maternity leave, teaching Clay Creations to 4-8 year olds at Cote St. Luc Recreation Centre
1991-1994: Stagiere and volunteer for Batshaw Family Services (through College Marie Victorin)
painting murals with the teens at Addington Group Home in NDG and at Lindsay Cottage up north in Prevost.

I am able to teach painting, drawing, arts & crafts, painting on clothing, producing art to print (by press) on T-shirts, computer graphic programmes (photo altering, computer drawing).



I am currently pursuing my own painting career as well as teaching.
I was a professional Mac Graphic Artist for over 4 years.
(Prior to that I had a successful business career in Customs Brokerage)

GRAPHIC RELATED EXPERIENCE:

February 1999 - December 2002     (laid off due to shortage of work - Reference: Cassius Lobo)
QUALITY GOODS,   Ville St. Laurent
-Programmes used most: Adobe Illustrator 8.0, Photoshop 5.0
-Designing (from pencil sketches through to completion) new artwork for souvenir products (mainly T-shirts, & garments)
-Apprentice Embroidery puncher on Barudan EOS
-Output of films/artwork for Silkscreen Printing, for Ceramics, for Embroidery, for Outsourced Suppliers (Paper through Fabric through Metal)
-Colour Separation for the above
-6 fabrics of my design have been produced
-Experience with trapping, and adjusting films to the requirement of the printer/manufacturer
-Assisting catalogue & sales departments, Layout & Promo sheets
-Darkroom experience
-Garment Storyboards for Merchandiser


January 1998 - February 1999     (Reference: Steffen Servay)
CENTURY PRODUCTS,   Ville St. Laurent
-Artwork for original souvenirs cast in metals
-Assisting fashion division (reproducing company logos, etc.)
-Layout for advertisements
-Created Interactive CD's using FileMaker Pro


1986 (one year)
Kwik Kopy,   Dorval
-All around assistant in small print shop, assisting pressman on T100
-Various machines (cutting, collating, etc.)
-Some Light Table work, prep of artwork



October - November 2000
Solo exhibition of original paintings
Gallerie Georges Laoun (MFA)


December 2003 - January 2004
Solo exhibition of original paintings
Jus d'Or resto bar (Montreal)


February - March 2005
Group exhibition: Women's Art Society of Montreal
Ogilvy's 5th Floor (Montreal)


March 2006
Group exhibition: Women's Art Society of Montreal
Ogilvy's 5th Floor (Montreal)


May 2006 thru May 2007
Group exhibitions: The Arts Club
The Arts Club (Montreal)


September 2006, August 2007
Group exhibition: Mount Royal Cemetery
Mount Royal Funeral Complex (Montreal)


To any job I bring these qualities:
-Formal education consisting of a Secondary V certificate (graduated with honours), a College (Marie Victorin) DEC in Techniques of Special Education (average grade 94%), a Professional Degree (Founder Member Award-CICB), a University (Concordia) Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (graduated with distinction, Minor in Mathematics), and a Technical Training Course (Dawson College) in Computer Graphics. These prove my seriousness, my ability to finish what I begin, and my versatility.
-Reliability, Dependability, Trustworthiness, Punctuality.
-Organizational abilities, a remarkable memory
-Computer skills reaching back to programming in BASIC and FORTRAN, through to the most recent graphic programmes and applications


Portfolio available for viewing upon personal interview
Website: http://mari0n.com   (that is m-a-r-i-ZERO-n)  

Yours truly,

Marion Pennell
References available upon request
mpennell@videotron.ca