Jess Makes Art & Music!

Jess Makes Art & Music!


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Hi there! My name is Jess & I teach art and vocal/beginners guitar/songwriting to students gradeschool age and up! 

About my art:

I've been making art my entire life; painting, drawing, crafting, anything. I studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design for Fine Art and have been teaching k-12 for roughly 6 years. I have won multiple awards in photography and other mediums & participate in local shows and events like Urban Scrawl.

About my music: 

I am conversational in multiple instruments, but my favorite is guitar. I started playing and writing songs when I was 12 & have taught music to students aged 12-16 since then. I even participate in Girrls Rock Columbus as a keyboard instructor. 

I love to teach & inspire my students to go beyond what we learn together & would love to continue teaching students in my free time! 

I love teaching. It's what I do & what I plan on continuing to do. I enjoy inspiring and engaging students to be and achieve whatever it is they want for themselves. I especially enjoying being a roll model to 'outsiders'. 

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Columbus, OH 43202
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I enjoy student guided learning. We start by discussing what we know, who/what our inspirations are, & creating an understanding of ourselves as well as the medium. We might go over some basics and from there I like the student to decide where the lesson goes. Which song they want to learn, what kind of image they want to try to create, what materials they want to use & I will then act as a guiding hand and aide in that learning experience. 

I understand some students require a little more structure & I am fully comfortable providing more attuned lesson plans for those students. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I attended the Columbus College of Art and Design for fine arts and creative writing. 

I also have been trained in lessons plans and some early childhood development for some of the camps I teach at. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Usually about $15-20/hour + $10/student (ie. You have multiple children)

But this can be made flexible. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching at a very young age through volunteering at camps and preschools during my middleschool-highschool years. After I graduated I started teaching and making lessons plans for my own art classes at art centers & volunteering with other organizations. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all genders, ages, backgrounds, and needs under 18. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

This past summer was incredibly inspiring to me. I had some of my absolute best teaching experiences and met some fantastic students who I can't wait to see again next year.

I also recently participated in Urban Scrawl where I allowed some of the kids attending to draw on my piece. It was beautiful to see what they were able to add to it that I could not. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Keep an open mind and stay committed. But most importantly, no matter what you choose to do. Have fun with it & don't take yourself or the project to seriously. If you can't laugh at your mistakes then you'll begin to weigh to heavy on your own expectations and results. You're going to draw a lot of silly pictures and trip, but keep going. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I encourage openness with my students. Whatever you feel you may need or want from your experience with me as a teacher, I want you to feel comfortable expressing. 

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