Teaching Artist





Teaching Artist





Since 2005, Heidi Jeub has been presenting her art to learners in schools, after school programs and ESL programs.


I bring my perspective about art, learning, culture and design into the schools and communities through residencies. 
Working for over 10 years, both independently and with COMPAS, as a rostered artist in bookmaking and painting, my residencies have gone from “art for art’s sake” to dealing with issues like learning differences and gender inequality in STEM programming. I have developed an interdisciplinary residency model that engages students and schools to work together to create something bigger than themselves.
I find absolute joy working with students of all ages and backgrounds. I have worked with new Americans, adults with disabilities, elders, and children. I customize my programs to fit within schools, youth programs, retirement communities, and kitchen tables. 
I love teaching.

Sample Lesson Plans


Teaching Artist Experience


Media Literacy with St. Cloud Film Festival

Freshwater School District 2015 

Interdisciplinary Metal Arts Collaboration

Sartell High School 2013

Foley High School 2016

Boys & Girls Club of Morrison County 2014

Visual Journaling (STEM) Artist in Residence

Promise Neighborhood, Saint Cloud 2016

Foley High School 2014

Freshwater School District 2011 - 2012

Abstract Painting Artist in Residence

Roseau Elementary School 2017

Karlstad High School 2016

Hallock Summer Arts Program 2015

Foley High School (included drawing) 2013

Lindbergh Elementary, Little Falls, MN 2011-2014



COMPAS, Inc. St. Paul, Minnesota, 2012 - 2017

Central Minnesota Arts Board, 2012 - 2014


Lead Artist in Residence

Arts Education Artist in Residence Rochester Art Center 2017

Lead Teaching Artist, Summer Residency Rochester Art Center 2016

Book Binding Artist in Residence

Weisman Art Museum 2017

Karlstad, Minnesota 2017

Hillside Adult Education Center 2013-2016

Edin Valley Watkins High School 2014

Foley High School 2012-2014

Fosston High School 2013

Kittson Elementary, Hallock, MN 2013

Family Means, Saint Paul 2014

Our Lady Of Lourdes Elementary 2010

Great River Arts, Little Falls 2006 - 2009

Paramount, Saint Cloud 2009 - 2010


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Foley Residency (Fall 2013)

Foley Residency (Fall 2013)

Abstract Painting, Drawing & Bookbinding.  

Abstraction in both Painting and Drawing, November 2013

Abstraction in both Painting and Drawing, November 2013


By working with 3 different art classes (Painting, Drawing and Craft), Heidi will provide an opportunity for students to explore concepts of art and composition, as well as encouraging the use of their own artistic vision to create abstract works. 


Learning Goals: 


  1. Reinforcing elements of art and principles of design, while learning about abstraction
  2. Creating an instant response method for the students to reflect on their decisions during the process of creation. Learning to trust their reaction (both good and bad), with the support of their classmates 
  3. (Bookmaking) Understanding the historical context of books, and technical skills in creating handbound books.


The students' work from Heidi's residency will be featured at an exhibition held in conjunction with our holiday concert.







State Standards met:

1. Analyze how the elements of visual art including color, line, shape, value, form, texture and space; and principles such as repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast and balance are combined to communicate meaning in the creation of, presentation of, or response to visual artworks.

2. Evaluate how the principles of visual art such as repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast and balance are used in the creation of, presentation of, or response to visual artworks.

1. Integrate the characteristics of the tools, materials and techniques of a selected media in original artworks to support artistic purposes.
2. Synthesize and express an individual view of the meaning and functions of visual art.
1. Create a single, complex artwork or multiple artworks to express ideas.
2. Revise artworks based on artistic intent and using multiple sources of critique and feedback.
3. Justify an artistic statement, including how audience and occasion influence creative choices.
1. Analyze, interpret and evaluate works of visual art by applying self-selected criteria within the

traditions of the art form.


2. Justify choices of self-selected criteria based on knowledge of how criteria affects criticism.


This AIR Grant is provided by Central Minnesota Arts Board.

This AIR Grant is provided by Central Minnesota Arts Board.

Foley STEM Residency

Foley STEM Residency


STEM/ Visual Journaling Residency with Foley High School



Book binding and drawing let students observe their natural world, reflect on it and respond to it in a unique way. 5 days/class.

What we did:

I was paired with a science teacher, where we would use book making, drawing and art to learn a lesson, clarify information (active learning and questioning) and creating an art piece, book or illustration representing what was learned.

I worked with three classrooms: two in Physical Science and one in Biology. Day one we made a book and discussed visual journaling. Day 2-3, the instructor taught a lesson, while I modeled visual journaling and active learning. Day 4-5, students made a unique project, in small groups, to present what they learned.


  • Realize that there are many ways to learn, and that a student should never give up.
  • It is fun to doodle and yes, we can learn too!
  • Develop ways to test one's understanding in the classroom. Asking questions, and seeking clarification, is an essential part of actively learning content.
  • Students develop creative confidence, no matter where they feel they fit in the arts-spectrum. 



This residency was supported by an Arts Learning Grant, through Minnesota State Arts Board, through the Legacy Amendment.


Hillside Adult Education Center

Hillside Adult Education Center

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Zines & Bookbinding using literacy and math skills


 This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 


Kittsen School, Hallock MN

Kittsen School, Hallock MN

Book Making: It Takes  A Village



Teaching in greater Minnesota has its limitations. No art supply stores. Can't ship book glue in the winter. No shiny metal museums to inspire (or intimidate) you. Just a simple landscape and cold winters... right? 20 miles from Canada, the tundra exists. Beautiful horizons of simple snow, line, sky. Lots of sky. An abstract painting in some places would be hyper-realistic in this part of Minnesota.

I was invited to Kittsen Schools, to teach bookbinding to K-6, the last week before the holiday break. A school without an art program, but with teachers passionate about bringing in the arts, meant that the week would be full of attentive students and excited teachers. (and Christmas had nothing to do with it, I’m sure!)

I had 2 sessions with the younger students (K-4), and 5 sessions with the older (5 & 6). We made accordion house shaped books, that I called “Village Books.” Display them in a group, you will have a town to explore. The concept of the book allowed the kids to cut rooftops, where their motor skills could be at any level, because “no roof top is perfectly straight, especially with snow on it!” And they learned about the tools of bookmaking, like the bone folder (oh, how we could talk about what kind of bone it is made!) The inside of the book, the village, was painted with bright watercolors. They created landscape collages on the covers using tissue paper and scrap paper from my “treasure of random papers!” The older students made hard cover, accordion books with a spine, as well as many other types of folds they could use in their classrooms or at home.

The students were sponges! The work we were going to do in the 5 sessions, only took 3 sessions to complete, due to the students’ attentive behavior and eagerness to learn and create! While we were limited in materials at that point, I decided to give them creative license! They used materials we had available, since no supplies would be available less than 70 miles away, and did what they wanted. 

They had the tools, materials and imagination: the rest was up to them! Permission to play, paint, fold and cut was the rule for the last two classes! We all had so much fun! I was inspired, once again, to play with materials, and see what happens. Having access to everything, can limit one’s imagination. 

To support the imagination process is the key to teaching art, or teaching, period. A pencil can do so much. The right words could change the world. Our eyes and ears feed our soul and our hands and voice create what we consider soulful. As teaching artists, that is what we are sent in to do. And seeing the limits as a blessing is key to the imagination and creativity.

These were my little Village People for a week in December!

These were my little Village People for a week in December!

Face Forward

Face Forward


Face Forward

Acrylic on Canvas, 4' x 5', 2017, East Side Boys and Girls Club, St. Cloud, Minnesota

In October 2017, I started working with a group of 19 youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota (Eastside Club). We took on the ambitious effort to create 4 large scale (4x5') canvases that would be installed in the Eastside Club cafeteria. 

Skill-building is an important aspect of the the Youth Arts Initiative at the BGCMN, as part of a research grant with the Wallace Foundation. For this project, the skills of color mixing, drawing (faces), and painting accompanied the complex intellectual aspects of art making: reflection, editing, and team work.