"Heidi was an excellent resident artist to have in my classroom. She related well with the kids and was able to give them a beginning understanding of a difficult concept--abstract art. I would very much enjoy her in my classroom again."
-- Ms. Pietruszewski, Tri County School
Heidi Jeub has worked as a teaching artist since 2003, teaching bookbinding, visual journaling, and abstract painting. She links STEM concepts into art making, because artists are known for pushing technology to pursue their vision. She has created interdisciplinary art projects, bringing art, manufacturing, science, and math together to engage students in the realities of collaboration and 21st century skills. Her ability to acclimate to different educational settings allows her to work with all ages and backgrounds. In recent years, she has developed an impactful abstract painting workshop that has linked rich vocabulary with expressive paintings, art history, and design concepts.
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Recently graduating with a masters in Arts and Cultural Leadership at the U of MN, Heidi lives and works out of her studio in Little Falls, as a mother of three. She was awarded the McKnight Emerging Artist Award in 2014, and has received several artist development grants from Forecast Public Art, Five Wings Arts Council and Central MN Arts Board.
An opportunity to explore painting media, without obstruction of preconceived ideas of the end product. While creating work by engaging in abstract painting, students learn about and apply specific principles of art and elements of design as experienced in different art making experiences. By learning the vocabulary of principles of art and elements of design as they engage in the process of art making and learn methods to engage in self-reflection and critique amongst their peers. Students learn to talk about art in constructive ways and make connections between design concepts and their daily lives.
Using various art materials (watercolor, tempera, ink, and acrylic), student play with the sole purpose to make mistakes. By making mistakes, they will discover new ideas, techniques and imagery. By reflecting on how experimentation can lead to new discoveries, students learn to embrace “failure” as a path to innovation. Students learn to talk about art and discovery and make connections to their imagination.
Book Binding & Visual Journaling
Students will learn the tools and techniques that make a hardcover book, which includes math, geometry, and engineering in its many steps. After making the book, students will learn how visual journaling can be part of the artist’s process, as well as a way to become a more engaged learner. This residency can be customized to fit the needs to the classroom, and can easily be integrated into a math, science, or literature classroom.
Interdisciplinary Projects and Installation
An opportunity to show how collaboration can work between disciplines, this 3 week residency is meant to engage students between art, industrial arts, and non-arts class, like science or math. Students create an installation piece working in groups, passing on the responsibilities between “areas of expertise.” This residency takes proper planning to be high-impact, but the impact, if done well, is high.
Large Collaborative Painting Project
Participants create a series of large paintings (4 pieces that are 4x5') that will be exhibited in a re-designated space in the school or community. Pre-planning with artist is necessary to decide if the artist creates the composition or the students design it.
Design Thinking and Public Art
Students help create an object (like a bike rack) or a space (like a park) through the process of Design Thinking, often used by artists, architects, and designers. Students will identify problems, create prototypes, and present potential solutions to their team. This workshop is a great option for schools or afterschool programs that are interested in STEM concepts, public art, and applied arts. Ample planning and potential funding considerations can be discussed with the artist prior to the residency.
Students create a portrait of themselves, after learning about color mixing, proportion, and composition.
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