The Budding Artist
These classes bring me so much joy that I cannot wait to share with your budding artists! My current courses are full, but I do have Summer Workshops available. Registration for fall classes will open on July 30. I wish I could take on all the ages / classes but for now we’re taking it slow and offering two classes per week.
One of the main goals of the Budding Artist is to emphasize process over product. As a society, we tend to focus on end results and I believe that creating art is more about the act itself. I have had students spend the entire class mixing paint and experimenting with color, and I value that experience and exploration over mastering the assignment.
focuses on letting 5-8 year old explore their creativity and learn the basics
designed for 10-13 year olds who are interested in pursuing art
What kids classes do you have available?
Currently I am offering summer workshops for ages 4-11, creativity courses for ages 5-8, and drawing courses for ages 10-13. I would like to continue to grow the education side of the studio slowly and mindfully while still balancing my own studio time and family.
What age groups do you teach?
I am offering summer workshops for ages 4-11, creativity courses for ages 5-8, and drawing courses for ages 10-13.
Do you take on private lessons or private workshops?
At this time I am not taking on private art lessons for kids. I offer a few adult workshops throughout the year, and am able to take on select private workshops. Please reach out if you are interested.
What's the difference between a course and a workshop?
Courses are weekly classes, over the span of 6 weeks. Summer workshops are single 1-3 hour classes.
What happens if my child cannot make a class or workshop?
If you can no longer make your summer workshop, please let us know at least two weeks in advance.
For the six week courses, we do not offer makeup classes except for in the case of severe illness.
Do you teach adults?
This summer I am hosting adult workshops for the first time. I love working with kids to express their creativity, and am very excited to venture into the world of adult workshops.
How do you choose lead teachers?
I have had a lot of interest in helping out with these classes and have interviewed multiple teachers. I have chosen lead teahcers based on their experience and passion to bring art alive.
Why are you teaching kids art classes?
Originally, when I was studying in college, I wanted to pursue art therapy as a way to help individuals reflect and process life through art. The year after college, I was able to teach art at an orphanage in Africa. Fast forward to the pandemic in 2020, I decided to homeschool my kids. I was asked by some local mothers to start an art co-op, so I began to teach art to my kids and theirs. Right after this, I moved into my larger studio and decided to continue to share my love and knowledge of art.
I think with where the world is in technology, kids really need hands-on, interactive experiences with peers. Getting out of the house and trying something new in a safe place is beneficial to their growth and mental health.
How can I get involved?
If you are interested in assistant teaching, please reach out. Volunteers are always welcome.
We have been so grateful to have our 6 year old study with Jenna and her team. They do a wonderful job guiding these young artists to express their creativity and see the world through the lens of art. I highly recommend this amazing studio!
My daughters have LOVED their Budding Artist classes with Jenna! My youngest (6) has had the best time exploring art, while my oldest (11) has gained such valuable skills and experience to help her grow as an artist. Jenna and her team are so supportive, encouraging all the kids to express and be themselves.