Jennyanne Smith is a mixed media artist and educator based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Her work is autoethnographic in nature and explores her human condition. Themes of personal growth, transformation and spirituality are ever present in her work. She uses a wide range of media and techniques including sculpture, spoken word and images created through the written word.
Jennyanne holds a Master of Arts by Research from the Manchester Institute of Research and Innovation in Art and Design, A PGCE from the University of Huddersfield and a First Class degree in Contemporary Art from the University of Leeds. She regularly works in schools, universities, galleries and community settings providing workshops in all forms of artistic media, yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
Jennyanne has upwards of 10 years experience working with hard to reach families, young people in alternative educational provision and for those using art as a means of catharsis. She has a special interest in passionately advocating that art is for everyone, regardless of age, talent or any other matter! She is especially interested in working with people who have low self esteem or lack self confidence and can almost guarantee they will leave one of her sessions glowing with a new found sense of pride!
What People Say
Jennyanne is an absolute pleasure to work with.
She is a skilled practitioner, adept at working in many different environments, with people of all ages, from all walks of life.
Her knowledge of different artistic process and techniques means she can facilitate a huge range of sessions, which link to different areas of the curriculum and include critical thinking, stimulating discussion and practical activity. Children are encouraged to develop new vocabulary, thinking processes and skills through fun and well-paced activities that include
independent and collaborative working.
Jennyanne encourages children to think for themselves, try new things and not be afraid of making mistakes, which is crucial to the creative process of making art. Her enthusiasm and passion for art is highly infectious, and she has shifted children’s mindsets of being afraid of art, to something they
love to do and but has inspired them to continue making and even wanting to pursue art as a career in later life.
Jennyanne has an easy rapport with children and maintains excellent engagement with the group, whilst having a good laugh and lots of fun. She helps children to understand that process is as important as the
outcome, whilst enabling them to produce impressive finished outcomes that they take great pride in.
I would highly recommend Jennyanne’s services to schools – you will not be disappointed!
Ami HallgarthSchools Programme Manager, The Artworks
Jennyanne was our tutor on the Hepworth Art Gallery sculpture course, and I loved every minute of it!
She has a great range of skills, lots of patience, and was very supportive to the whole group in helping them achieving their individual aims.
I would recommend Jennyanne as a tutor…Nichola Redmore – Participant on an Adult Sculpture weekend course at The Hepworth Wakefield
Saw Jennyanne in action on my teacher training placement and was inspired by the way that she enthused the children and created a love of art and creativityRachel Scaife, PGCE placement at Burnley Brow Community School where Jennyanne was artist in Residence for 4 years.
Jennyanne brought a wealth of artistic experience to our school and has a lovely
manner with children.
She worked with us for a number of years and lead art with children, family groups
and classes and is skilled at facilitating art sessions which teach skills whilst
encouraging independent creativity.
Jennyanne encouraged our children to be confident to enter competitions, she added
children’s work to books which we could use in school and allowed children to plan,
experiment and reflect on finished outcomes.
Jennyanne is an asset to schools and quickly becomes part of the team.
Helen Atkinson-Smith – Headteacher, Burnley Brow Community School
Let’s create something together.
Get in touch:
Tel: 077 93 02 00 00