Kristen Jongen is an internationally recognized author, artist, and creativity coach who lives and works in Chicago. Kristen has written and published two books. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, and other notable publications.
Kristen's work has been used as support material in collegiate courses, therapy groups and wellness centers across the nation. Using research in the neuroscience of creativity and a spirituality based curriculum, Kristen coaches athetes, students and other creative professionals to return to their zone by re-accessing the heart.
It is incredible to watch the light go on in a students spirit. You can see them illuminate through their eyes when they tap into their flow.
Kristen was a phenomenal instructor - an 'art pastor' if you will, marrying perfectly the history and appreciation of art through a masterful mentoring of both classic and contemporary techniques.
Kristen is so inspirational and high energy, I just love interaction with her
Kristen is very personable and real. It's very easy to slip into deep understanding when exploring with such a passionate instructor.
Kristen is part teacher, part counselor and part guru. She just gets it.
We work on emotional and creative blocks that arise from insecurity and ego. Initially we do fast paced drawing exercises to get out of our heads and into the creative space where things flow naturally. In addition, students increase eye/ hand coordination, visual exacting, spacial relations, team cohesian and a myriad of other physiological movements.
I have a bachelors degree in industrial and packaging design. I have owned and operated the art company Soul Soup, Inc. for the past 16 years.
Art coaching -$65 hr. per person (50 minute sessions)
Art therapy- $100 hr. per person (50 minute sessions)
Groups, classes and sports teams can be accomodated. Inquire for quote.
Art parties, and or paint and sip, write and sip are available for $40 per person, 10 person minimum, $20 travel fee.
I started teaching at a community college in South Carolina in 1992. It was one of the first photoshop classes offered. In 2003 I opened my own studio in Naperville, IL and hosted creativity camps for kids ages 6-18 during the summer and holiday breaks.
I have worked with professional athletes, kids with learning disabilities and many others to use creativity as a portal into their true spirit.
I have worked with every type of student; from small children to senior citizens. From professional athletes to stay at home moms. I am passionate about encouraging creativity and helping students reveal their inner voice.
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