Jenny’s background is in Visual Art, Literature, Education and Counselling. As an Educator, she has worked as Teacher, Counsellor, Behavioural Therapist, Child and Youth Worker, Expressive Arts Facilitator and Mentor. She has taught throughout Canada and Internationally in many different settings and education systems and has travelled extensively. As a student, she took weekly Illustration Classes throughout her childhood and adolescence and was first commissioned to illustrate an ink home portrait at the age of 12. Illustration was her fundamental base and from there she went on to study Photography, Painting and Creative Writing. Currently she works as a Professional Illustrator, Photographer, Painter, Writer and Editor. As an Artist, she values variety, both in genre and media. This variety of knowledge and flexibility within lends well to her work as an Arts Educator. During her Undergrad and Masters Programs she studied Critical Cultural Theory, English Literature and Creative Writing with a strong focus on identity politics. All of Jenny’s diverse experience as Teacher, student and traveller, has greatly influenced her teaching philosophy. The focus has always been to guide others to develop their unique aesthetic, to strive for self-expression, and value their own work.
To learn more about Jenny and her work, art classes and summer camps please feel free to visit her website.