The Atelierista

The Atelierista is for all lifelong learners, students, educators, and artists.

Arts Education for All: lesson plans and project ideas for school, home school, and community groups; journal prompts for artists at all stages of creative pursuits; videos about art, artists and visual culture; blog posts with resources for artists, educators, and students… everyone!

What is an atelierista? From the Reggio Emilia approach of early education, the atelierista is an artist educator who collaborates with students and teachers to craft learning experiences that compliment class curriculum. I use this term here for my curiosity- and exploration-focused teaching artist practice and tools that I make available to all learners and educators.

Collections – Tutorials, Lesson Plans & Resources by Subject


PAINTING | Blog, tutorial, and classes posts on painting with gouache and watercolor


ILLUSTRATION | Blog, tutorial, and classes posts about fine art and illustration Illustration is story telling…

Comics & Story Crafting

COMICS & STORY CRAFTING | Collection of all the comics and story-crafting resources, projects, posts and…


CRAFTING | Blog, tutorial, and classes posts on crafting with polymer clay, fiber arts and more!…

The Artist Website Workbook

THE ARTIST WEBSITE WORKBOOK | Free downloadable resource for building a new artist website, covering everything…

Latest Videos, Lesson Plans & Journal Prompts

Art and creativity projects for skill building and exploring


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Past Residencies, Classes & Workshops


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Latest Blog Posts

Artist blog about artwork, community, events and projects

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For the Love of Reading and Data

Books inspire my artwork and feed my mind. And now updating my 14-year old Goodreads account is my new favorite distraction.


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About Me

I’m Jen, an artist and educator based in the Pacific Northwest. The Atelierista is my project to offer arts learning and practice for all ages and skill levels. I’m dedicated to making arts education accessible and adaptable.

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