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Grades 8-12
Saturday mornings
9 am-noon

March 21-May 16*
*no class on April 11
$185 member* | $210 non-member
*Membership discounts apply to those with Household memberships and above

Instructor: Jennifer Hallgren

Teen artists will take a fresh approach to their drawings and paintings, with a focus on observation, demonstrations, individualized instruction, and group critiques for students looking to explore the arts for pleasure, to enhance and enrich their school art experience, as well as students interested in building a successful college portfolio. Students will use pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolors, and acrylics on canvas, paper, or panels to create artwork based on observation from real life, finding new ways to enjoy the creative process while creating a variety of black and white and color finished artworks.

Faculty member Jenn Hallgren received her BFA from Wright State University in 2000, where she majored in Painting and minored in Art History. As an undergraduate student Jenn was awarded numerous merit-based scholarships, including a full scholarship to study painting and art history at Webster University’s Vienna Campus (Vienna, Austria), to study painting at the Chautauqua Institute (Chautauqua, NY), and to begin her teaching career as an Art History Teaching Assistant at Wright State University (Dayton, OH). Since graduating, Jenn has enjoyed numerous teaching opportunities from teaching K-12 students at K12 Gallery for Young People, teaching graphic design courses to college students at Norwalk Community College, teaching senior citizens to paint at the Philadelphia Senior Art Camp, and teaching a wide range of fun-loving folks to paint at Painting with a Twist. She began teaching Saturday art classes at the Michener in 2019, and continues her full-time art career in the form of drawing, painting, and mixed media.