Pacific Northwest artist educator and designer

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Jen Hernandez

is an artist and educator based in Corvallis, Oregon. Her artwork is inspired by the natural environment, people, and stories of the Pacific Northwest, with special attention to diversity in representation.

Community Arts Experience

Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington
Teaching Artist Studio Cohort
2021 – present
Current active participant in TA Studio professional development for teaching artists, working in a cohort of diverse teaching artists based all along the west coast

Lane Arts Council
Teaching Artist Roster
2021 – present
Current member of the teaching artist roster for Lane County schools for arts education

Oregon Coast Community College
Community Education
2021 – present
Classes for adults on painting and drawing

Linn-Benton Community College
Community Education
2021 – present
Classes for adults and youth on comic book drawing, colored pencils, sketching & book-making

The Arts Center
Community & Youth Educator
2021 – present
Summer camps on story-crafting and polymer clay sculptures

Center for Artistic Activism
Participant in Artistic Activism Supercorsa, skill development in artistic campaigns for social activism

Theatre of the Oppressed New York
Participant in Building Forum Scenes Online cohort. Knowledge and practice in leading Forum Scene plays with TO tools for community discussion and intervention

The Arts Center
Arts Integration Director
2016 – 2020
Director for education in community arts organization, including summer programs, community events and classes for kids and adults

University of Oregon
Arts Administration & Museum Studies
2009 – 2011
Masters studies in arts administration, Nonprofit business management and arts education