Jill is an artful facilitator and gently guided the class into productive experimentation and exploration. She gave a lot of information but did not overwhelm us, but at the moment I was ready to absorb more, she was there with new information, resources, and experiences. Jill is very knowledgeable about her subject, which showed in her ability to adapt and guide us in response to our learning, and like her studio space, creatively energetic and inspiring.
Summer 2014: Jill McLennan teaches summer camp at the Randall Museum in San Francisco for her fifth consecutive summer. She leads students of varying ages in curriculum concerning the materials of art, the natural environment and the future of our impact on the planet. Depicted here are several lessons in the curriculum including architecture, animal habitats and earth arts including: sand painting and handmade paper. Students learned about native dwellings and created homes for humans using natural materials: clay as mud or stucco, dirt, twigs and grasses and leather. Then they used recycled materials to create homes for the future that include solutions towards living with the earth for the future.
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JMAC partnered with ProArts Gallery to present a community participation mural at the California Finance Convention on February 22, 2013. McLennan designed a mural of Lake Merritt for participants to complete.
JMAC offers Event Murals for all occasions.
Adults, youth and families may participate in a mural at your company or private event. Murals are designed based on the desires of the hiring agency and the style of the artist Jill McLennan.
Please contact JMAC for further information or to book your event mural today!
Check out local high school students from Arise High School, located at the Fruitvale Plaza, painting the mural they designed in Jingletown. The project is organized by Jill McLennan, culminating the Peterson St. Art Wall and Garden that we began in 2009. The project is made possible by a grant from the Oakland Cultural Funding Department and a partnership with Arise High School art teacher Nils Heymann and his Juniors and Seniors.