Jill Jensen Visual Art

Jill Jensen

Name

Jill Jensen
Lynchburg, VA 24503
434-582-1237
jilljensenart@hotmail.com
Website: www.jilljensenart.com

Biography

Jill Jensen has created art in a variety of media and her current work combines printmaking and painting to create one of a kind textile art.  Printmaking provides imagery and repeatable motifs, painting adds vibrant color and stitching incorporates additional color and texture.  Jensen is enthusiastic about sharing her love of printmaking and mixed media with students of all ages.  Her work is included in both public and private collections including the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and the Taubman Museum of Art.

Educational Background/Training

M.S. Metallurgy, Columbia University
B.S. Chemistry, College of William & Mary

Workshops, classes and conferences: Arrowmont School for Arts & Crafts, Art Student League of NY, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, Sweet Briar College, Studio Art Quilts Associates, Surface Design Association.

Fees

$200/day

Travel and accommodations are not included
Consumable materials: determined by number of student participants and what   projects are chosen by the school.  Might include ink, printing plates, printing    paper, newsprint, fabric. 

Audience

Elementary School Grades 3 and up.
Prefer 12 - 14 students but can work with an entire class, Art teacher must be in attendance

Middle School
Prefer 12 - 14 students but can work with an entire class, Art teacher must be in attendance

High School
Prefer 12 - 14 students but can work with an entire class, Art teacher must be in attendance

Educational Programs

Printmaking has been used for hundreds of years to create works of art, decorate fabric and publish books, newspapers and posters.  I begin my residency with a brief history of printmaking including samples of a variety of techniques and a demonstration of the process the students will be learning. The complexity of techniques and depth of study would be determined by the age of the students and the length of the residency. 

  • Printmaking 
    Students will create printing plates and print them by hand or using my small press. Possible techniques include: relief prints, collagraphs, drypoints, monoprints, and combinations of these techniques.  The type of printmaking and subject matter will be determined in consultation with the school staff to best suit the educational needs of the students.
  • Mixed Media
    Workshop participants would combine printmaking and painting techniques to create works of art on paper and fabric. The fabric prints could be assembled into a quilt to remain in the local community or school.
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