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January 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterukulele chords songs

I am so grateful that my daughter has had the opportunity to participate in YAWS programs for the past three years. One of the things I most appreciate is that I see her being treated like a full person even though she is young. She has been taught artistic techniques that may be considered to be for adult artists. Because she is treated like a mature artist she sees herself that way. She creates work with a large array of materials and techniques that YAWS has exposed her too. At YAWS, my daughter has truly been able to express her creative self and feel confident and good about herself.

Thank you Jennifer, Thank you Kimi, Thank you YAWS!!!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYAWS parent

Both of my daughters have enjoyed YAWS and learned a lot. I see some very interesting work going on at YAWS. Each young artist's piece is a unique interpretation of the project at hand. I think Jen must be very good at communicating with kids. Not every artist can teach art, but Jen can.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYAWS parent

Jennifer is an inspired and inspiring teacher. My 9-year-old son loves her and her class and the art he has made at YAWS hangs on every wall in our house. Jennifer inspires artistic exploration and creativity, and her projects are unique. Bravo YAWS! Bravo Jennifer!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Wulferdingen

Jennifer is very gifted as an art instructor. Her relationship to art practice is sophisticated, yet she is able to break down techniques into age appropriate skills. The children spend sometimes weeks on one project working through various processes. The experience of working with a material or concept that long for children is unusual and it expands children's confidence and creativity remarkably. Jennifer is passionate about participating and viewing art in museums, galleries and literature. She brings this into her instruction very directly, expanding her students’ way of perceiving art and their world. She has taught my children for the last eight years, and I have so enjoyed the process and products of her teaching.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline Seckinger

Jennifer has consistently provided amazingly creative and innovative projects using high quality art materials. My daughter enjoys not only the projects, but also Jennifer's easygoing personality.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWinoka Turin

My kids LOVE Jennifer's summer camp art classes. Both my kids have
attended a whole bunch of different YAWS camps - Art of India, Art of Africa,
Comic Art and more - and it has all been great. The kids have made amazing artwork and learned about each culture or special area. Each week includes experiential learning - e.g., for the Art of India they do henna, visit local Indian shops selling sari cloth, eat Indian food and make beautiful prints and drawings based on learning about Indian culture. But, they also just have fun and meet new friends, play in the park and interact with the supportive, skilled camp counselors. It's always my first camp sign-up each year.
(Mira in 3rd grade and Asa in 1st grade)

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElissa Kittner

My son really enjoys going to Jennifer's class - its something he looks forward to each week! He's quite creative but I really appreciate Jennifer's guidance on opening up of his views on art, creativity and collaboration. (Fausto in 2nd grade)

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Aspillera

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