Immerse yourself in contemporary art and creative writing! Guided by Barb Jennes—poet, writer, and Ridgefield educator—spend six weekly after-school sessions exploring the Museum’s newest exhibitions and experimenting with responses to the artists’ creations in a variety of writing genres and media. Finally, you’ll share your favorite work with the public on November 5 during a community day with exhibiting artist Anissa Mack. Come collaborate, explore, and create!
About Barb Jennes
After an early career in poetry followed by twenty-five years as a professional writer and editor for corporations, ad agencies, and magazines, Barb Jennes transferred her passion and skills to teaching. Throughout her career, Jennes has offered challenging assignments that link art and writing in ways that encourage the adolescent mind to engage and expand. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, where she majored in English with a creative writing focus. In addition, she holds an MS degree in Educational Curriculum. Jennes has led many creative writing workshops for teens and adults over the years, and when not teaching or writing, she enjoys visiting contemporary art museums across the country.