Create OnSite

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For creative writers, poets, artists, and doodlers, this week-long workshop inspires students to respond to the themes and images in The Domestic Plane: New Perspective in Tabletop Art Objects in visuals and verse. At the conclusion of each week, projects created by each participant will be included in a publication to be sold at the Museum’s new gift shop! Led by Barb Jennes, a poet, retired Ridgefield teacher, and museum educator.

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 middle-school English. According to Jennes, teaching is the ultimate creative career, requiring insight and intuition into what makes the adolescent mind engage and expand. Jennes was 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. She has led many creative writing workshops for teens and adults over the years. When not teaching or writing, Jennes enjoys visiting contemporary art museums across the country.

About The Aldrich

The Museum’s education and public programs are designed to connect visitors of all ages to contemporary art through innovative learning approaches in hands-on workshops, tours, and presentations led by artists, curators, Museum educators, and experts in related fields. Area schools are served by curriculum-aligned on-site and in-school programs, as well as teachers’ professional development training.