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
BESPOKE BOOKBINDING | Classes, tutorials and posts about book arts.
COMICS & STORY CRAFTING | Collection of all the comics and story-crafting resources, projects, posts and links.
THE ARTIST WEBSITE WORKBOOK | Free downloadable resource for building a new artist website, covering everything from goal setting, finding the right platform and SEO. Crafted by an artist for artists.
PAINTING | Blog, tutorial, and classes posts on painting with gouache and watercolor
Tutorials, material resources, references and practices in colored pencil illustration.
Craft projects, lesson plans and writings about the history of Arts and Crafts and crafts as activism.
Latest Videos, Lesson Plans & Journal Prompts
Art and creativity projects for skill building and exploring
Latest Blog Posts
Artist blog about artwork, community, events and projects
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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.