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.
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.
MS (Vocabulary Focus)
HS and Adult (Design Principles and Vocabulary)
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.
Grades 4-8, HS, adult
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.
7th -12th grade
Interested in a Residency? I am a rostered teaching artist through COMPAS! They will help you with all the logistics of bringing me to your your school or organization!