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Jenny Wise, MA in Visual Art

 Art Educator, Mindfulness and Equity Instructor & Artist

As an art educator, I support diverse populations of K-12 students using art as a vehicle for self-awareness, growth and expression. Visual and verbal literacy come together as personal narrative tools so that students can design and solve their own "problems/ challenges." I blend the high-engagement delight of choice- based learning with challenging technical discipline-based instruction in realistic drawing, digital photography, 3-D sculpture and pottery, watercolor landscapes, human and animal acrylic and tempera portraits, altered book and sketch challenges, and mindful artistic exercises in nature and our sensory world. I also teach student yoga, ceramic wheel throwing, cartooning, and mural design clubs. Over the past decade, I've mentored teen artists through art summer camps.

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Mindfulness and Bias Awareness Work Experience 2003-now

BVSD Equity Cohort Leader and Participant (2008-2010)

Mindful Teacher Training BVSD Passageworks: 10 semester courses


Pathways BVSD Adult Teacher Training 

in Standards- Based Instruction and Mindfulness (2017-2018)

Staff Leader in Mindfulness PD


Hemera Scholar recipient 48 hour training in self-compasssion and breath awareness.

Bilingual Dual Immersion Teacher University Hill Elementary 1999- 2006

Bilingual Sister City Teacher Exchange Partipant 2005- 2007: Mante, MX

Peer Mentor and CAEA Art Therapy workshop trainings (4 years)

Art Ed Memberships & Exhibits

CAEA Art Source Member

17 years: Colorado Art Ed

Summer Art Institutes: 2003, 2004, 2016: Eagle Rock Alternative High School: Estes Park, CO

CAEA  Colorado Art Educators' Association:


Presenter 2001- 2018: altered books, Pueblo pottery pit firing and art history for grades 5-12, Nuts and bolts strategies to design a choice-based studio.


CAEA Mindful Community Tea Ceremony: 2015, 2016, 2018 

Breckenridge, CO

BVSD Curriculum Council: Leader of Statewide Annual Art Education Conferences: 2014- now

Resource 2000 Winner of Recycled Door Contest BVSD K-12: Emerald artists paired with Scrap Sister professional artists in 2014

BVSD Artist Series and Pathways Teacher Educator

Instructor of printmaking, altered book/ contemporary sculpture,  standards- based instructional planning and mindfulness.

Young Adult & Teen Mentor

3 student teachers from UNC and RMCAD: all employed as Art Educators or professional artists (2011-2015)

6 years of volunteering with Young Adult Friends through Religious Society of Friends Meeting (2013-now)

10 years paid art teacher with Boulder Mountain Warriors summer elite running camp: director: Melody Fairchild: 2009-now

Collaborated with New Vista High, CU, Naropa, UNC, RMCAD, Broomfield High School for high school volunteers and art leadership mural making activities with elementary students.

Resident Adviser UNC in Greeley: 2000-2003

Awards & Recognition

Hemera Scholar: Mindfulness in Education


Honor Society: Sigma Delta Pi: 1996 Scripps College

Art Sales and Exhibit

Dairy Performing Arts Boulder , CO: 2011- now

Breckenridge CAEA Beaver Run Resort 2003- 2018

Yo Mama Family Yoga Center

2008- 2015

Solo Home Show Fundraiser for Think Humanity for Uganda: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Eagle Rock High School Art Source Shows

2003, 2004, 2016

Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project



University of Northern Colorado Solo Show 2003, collective shows

2000- 2003 

Scripps College 1995

Student Awards & Recognition

Silver Key Scholastic Competition 2005

Monarch High School

Culture of Giving Boulder County: grades 6-12:

7th grade student: 1st Place Student Work became business logo and received cash prize from local non-profit agencies

Manhattan Middle School 2008

Impact on Education Grant: collaborate with Manhattan Middle and Boulder High Schools: 2007-2008

Cherry Creek Art Festival Student Buyer Program selected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015

Eco- Cycle and Resource 2000 Recycled Doors Contest K-12:

1st Place Emerald Elementary 5th grade paired with Scrap Sister professional artists: Work sold to pARTiculars Art Gallery, Lafayette, CO: 2010


Channel 7:  Swirling Guzman, 5th grade student selected from all Colorado participating schools in Cherry Creek Arts Festival to be student spokesperson to advocate for student particpation in purchasing living artists' work to live on as teaching tools in schools.

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