During the week, participants engage in skill-based instruction, hands-on structured projects, and open studio time to explore and experiment. Our instructors are practicing artists who create a fun, responsive, and supportive studio environment for all young artists to share and celebrate art. Monthly themes and project activities incorporate drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, and mixed media art inspired by the art of local and contemporary artists of various intersections of identities, cultural experiences, and backgrounds. Fall Session: Thursday, September - December 21, 2023 Instructors: Jennifer Mazzuco is an artist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford and Masters degree in teaching from Pace University. Jennifer is also a freelance illustrator focusing primarily on children’s books and editorials, and co-founder of two arts-related non-profit organizations. Her watercolor illustrations have been published in the Society of Illustrators, Psychology Today, Family Circle among many other publications. She illustrated children’s books for both Gibb’s Smith and AugustHouse Publishers including The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday, an Appalachian Folktale by Donald Davis. Her paintings, mixed media work, and handmade books have been exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Ridgefield Dance Conservatory, Joseloff Galleries, Enchanted Garden Studios, and more. Her large-scale work has been commissioned by private clients, yoga studios, and retreat centers. When Jennifer is not in her studio making art or teaching it, she is immersed in nature with her tripawd rescue pup Jyoti and filming snails in the courtyard for inspiration. The body of work she is presently working on contains a prolific series of color wheels, geometric mandala-inspired art, flora, fauna, and beyond.