With almost two decades of teaching experience both privately and in the public schools, teaching artist, Jennie Traill Schaeffer, will help you learn to see, handle materials, then create a variety of representational, conceptual and imaginative work. She specializes in developing both technique and a vision for all levels, as well as portfolio development. Whether a beginner, a seasoned amateur or someone looking to develop a portfolio, Jennie Traill Schaeffer offers art lessons that push your perception, technique and vision.
If you're looking for a teacher to seriously nurture or evolve your artistic pursuits, you've found the right one.
Curriculum & Approach:
Though not limited to drawing, emphasis is placed on drawing as a foundation for all artistic endeavors, with consideration of each student's personal vision and goals. While children will be taught a more general curriculum with a broad exposure to many different media, themes, styles, and approaches, teen and adult study will be more narrowly focused on an individual basis. Students considering art school in the future can work independently with Schaeffer on developing and refining their portfolio. Adults may choose a particular discipline or style within which to work, or elect to choose a broader approach to their art education. While Schaeffer’s background is grounded in drawing and painting, her exposure to printmaking, ceramics, photography, and design provide her students opportunities to work in a variety of directions. Art history is often referenced, and aesthetics and criticism are embedded in training.
Portfolio Students have been accepted at the following Art Schools:
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Currently only offering Adult Classes
Experience teaching ages 8 - adults, with an emphasis on teen portfolio prep
Currently Offering Adult Watercolor Classes in Small Small Group Classes
pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, marker, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage, printmaking, ceramic, and mixed media
Classes at Visual Arts Center of NJ
and other locations pending
Studio on the 3rd Floor
West Orange, NJ
Want to Schedule a Studio Visit?
Call 973.271.9104 or email email@example.com