Jeanette Clawson makes art as a form of therapy and meditation. Hopefully her art can be therapeutic and provide an object of meditation for viewers. Some of her art has a social justice component, but mostly she works to create more peace and beauty in the world through non-representational images. She tries to reuse as much as possible in her art and work extensively with altered books. Some of her 2-dimensional art includes some up-cycled papers and she has a collection of altered art books. Jeanette is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and loves to share the beauty and meditative benefits of this drawing method. She also enjoys drawing coloring pages that she sells in her Etsy shop.
Jeanette is new to Sheboygan, but she has lived in Wisconsin off and on since childhood. Most recently her husband, 2 cats, and she lived in New Jersey for about 3 years. Prior to that they raised two adopted boys in Beaver Dam, WI. In high school and college she participated in several study abroad programs; living in Bolivia, Ecuador, and China. Her husband and she met in Taiwan where she was studying Chinese and were both teaching English. They were married and lived in Utah for about 10 years. Her undergraduate degree was at Beloit College in Modern Languages and Literature, Chinese and Spanish. She took a lot of art classes as an undergraduate and have continued to take classes when possible. Her master’s degree is in school psychology, which she practiced for almost 5 years before health problems forced her to step down. Art had been a hobby but with her health problems it became an important part of how she lives her best life. She started an art journal blog in 2013 that led to teaching art journaling classes. As the coloring movement was growing she was frustrated to be unable to find coloring pages on good quality paper so she made her own and started her Esty shop. As her health has improved she has been working more extensively as an artist and art teacher.
Jeanette will be at North High on Mondays from 8am-3pm and Thursdays from 8am – 11am. She is located in the old Health Room on the first floor.
To request a visit from Jeanette, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below. In the Message box indicate subject and room number. Thank you.