Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21st
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Ages 12 through 17
$130; $115 for members
Immerse yourself in contemporary art and creative writing at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Guided by Barb Jennes—poet, writer, and Ridgefield eighth-grade English teacher—spend the week diving into the exhibitions, exploring each artists’ approach to process and content, and experimenting with writing, painting, collage, sculpture, and photography. Collaborate, share, and create alongside other young writers to produce a portfolio of original work.
Then, see your work showcased on a dedicated blog, the Museum’s website, and social media, offering Aldrich visitors a unique perspective into the current series of exhibitions.
Check out last year’s work here.
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.
**All students need physicals from within the last three years, and must bring a nut free lunch and snack every day.**