Marcia Le Beau
Marcia Le Beau
"[We were just] talking yesterday about how much we miss your classes in Summit. Over the years, you have been the most knowledgeable instructor we’ve had. No class has compared in learning experiences, structure, clarity and overall robustness. You devote yourself to your students. That plus the fact that you are generally such a nice person!"
-Linda Barton, Watercolor Student
"I wanted to reach out to you personally to thank you for being Jake’s “art mom.” Five BFA acceptances so far! We could not feel more blessed to have reached out to you earlier this year. You have gone above and beyond with our son and it so appreciated!!"
-Caroline Updyke, Parent
"My daughter loves her art classes, but more importantly, she's learning about color, perspective, technique and the creative process in general. Jennie's assignments are fun and she gives feedback and encouragement in just the right way. She's really helped my daughter figure out how to bring her ideas to life. Isn't that what it's all about? We highly recommend taking a class with her!"
-Stacy Basko, Parent
"I wanted to thank you for introducing me to watercolor techniques and giving me this lifelong outlet for exploring paint. You not only inspired me to paint, but my husband and son, too. They'd see me with the set and supplies out so would grab a sheet and jump in. As a teacher the gifts you give your students are truly invaluable!"
-Mary V, Student
"Thank you so much Jennie! You were the perfect teacher, guiding me through this: the first complicated piece I didn't give up on out of frustration or uncertainty as to what else I had to do."
-Jennifer Rinaldi, Student
"I loved the support and guidance I got that both pushed me to go further and helped me to enjoy my experience."
- Adult Watercolor Student
My daughter is LOVING the art class. She is so excited about what she is drawing and can't wait to go to class each week. As much as I have tried to teach her how to draw, she doesn't want to listen to me. You are wonderful with the kids and have taught our daughter so much. Thank you! Your class is definitely a highlight of her week.
- Juli, art teacher and parent from Millburn
"I just wanted to give you feedback from Emily’s art lesson this past week. She LOVED IT!! This is a huge breakthrough since her last art class lasted a day. . . she never had anyone tell her how to improve her work before and she said she realizes that this is only going to help her improve her art. She enjoyed working with you and even the other students. Her final words when we were leaving were “That was FUN”. So thank you . . ."
- Suzanne Haag, Parent
'I can't tell you how important I think art lessons are. You think and perceive outside the box, but you "get" the boxes in life. I really appreciate the training you give them.'
“Jennie seems to have been able to very successfully blend her art education background with her studio knowledge, thus yielding a highly skilled teacher.”
- Art Teacher, HCRHS
"I have been teaching since 1971 and Jennie as one of the top rate teachers I have worked with."
- Art Teacher, HCRHS
"You are a great instructor. You are good at knowing when to step in and give constructive criticism and when to let us go on our own."
- Alice, Workshop Student
"We continue to appreciate the exposure and teachings you provide; they have evolved beautifully with you. Indeed they have amassed a beautiful array of art that we will frame and keep as treasures."
- Dr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Shaw, Parents
“Rachel has made progress in leaps and bounds since she began to study regularly under Jennie Traill Schaeffer . . . . Her confidence is high and her skill level is impressive. Art lessons with Jennie are the highlight of Rachel’s week! Jennie’s gentle, personal, professional manner makes great art education feel like spending the afternoon with a good friend. Thanks, Jennie, for more than just excellent art instruction!”
- Christine Bulko, Parent
"Jennie is a consummate professional whose desire to touch each of her students' lives in a positive way is the beacon by which she guides her career. Her willingness to work with their perspective strengths and limitations, as she guides them to a higher level of artistic expression is commendable."
- History Teacher, HCRHS