It’s easy for some people to perceive art communities as insular and privileged. In some fine art circles, an artist’s work has enormous value, while a designer’s work receives little recognition. It’s energizing to see the opposite is true at the Woodson Art Museum, where the lines between artist, designer, and maker always seem to be blurred.
On October 5, 2011, I began my journey as a Woodson Art Museum educator. To the Woodson Art Museum, all I can say is thank you for the memories, the friendships, the growth, and the time well spent over the past decade plus.
When asked what I do or what my role is at the Woodson Art Museum, my brief distilled answer is, “I share art.” Sharing art is elegant in its simplicity. There isn’t a right or wrong answer. No correct spelling, proper grammar, or formula required. No prior experience needed. Read a book with a toddler and you’ll soon discover that even the youngest has an opinion about art, as a favorite illustration brings delight.
Woodson Art Museum program participants and blog readers know the many faces – and undertakings – of educator Jayna Hintz. From Art Babies to Art Park’s learning-infused play and from hands-on art making to SPARK! shared stories, Jayna’s fine hand and commitment to object-based learning and engagement have been experienced by visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.