Heidi Jeub | Visual Arts

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Heidi Jeub | Visual Arts

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"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 studied architecture, art, cultural studies and American Studies. She has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota. She is an avid journaler, and stored all the information she learned in hardbound books: one page was art history, the next was algebra, and on top of that (literally) sketches for her sculpture class. All the information occasionally became part of her, even if not in the traditional sense. She is known not only for her book art and visual journaling workshops, but has also braved abstraction and interdisciplinary collaborative art installations for high school students in Greater Minnesota.

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Currently, Heidi is pursuing her MA in Arts and Cultural Leadership at the U of MN, practicing her painting and bookbinding in her studio in St. Cloud, and living in Little Falls as a mother of three. She was awarded the McKnight Emerging Artist Award in 2014, and has received many artist development grants from Five Wings Arts Council and Central MN Arts Board.

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Residencies

Beautiful Oops! Bookmaking

Mistakes can be a part of discovery and learning. See how a mistake can be turned into a beautiful finely crafted book. Participants learn how to make a variety of simple books, including the accordion book, using the tools of traditional bookbinding. Each book is decorated with non-representational paintings created with a variety of paints, brushes, sticks and found objects.

In order to enhance motivation and engagement, students have daily opportunities to choose topics and text types that interest them. They paint with traditional and non-traditional objects, and have freedom to explore how to turn unintended surprises into art discoveries. Students' paintings are folded into zine-style bindings. 

Note: There are materials costs associated with this residency.

 

Visual Journaling

Nature drawing can help students with scientific observation and experimentation. By closely observing the features of a specimen from nature (fish, plants, etc.), students better understand complex natural processes. Visual journaling engages the mind in scientific inquiry and research. The drawings and reflections from nature are collected into a hard-bound book created by students. Students will use traditional bookbinding tools, will design and lay out their drawings and observations artfully, and will understand the longevity of the artistic object (i.e. archival papers). Students will be able to discuss their books using descriptive review.

This residency works alongside subjects taught in English, natural sciences, or social studies. The visual journaling activities can be adapted to best suit teachers' needs and learning goals.

Note: There are materials costs associated with this residency.