Resume

Enjoying Father's Day with my sons, Donald and Owen

Enjoying Father’s Day with my sons, Donald and Owen

My name is Jennie Wenk and I am the creator of Mini Monets. I graduated with a BFA in Computer Art and Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design. I have been teaching art publicly and privately since 2005. I worked 3 years with an art program for Pre K – 2nd grade in Savannah, GA. Also during that time, I was a private art instructor for several area children. I was able to spend the summer of 2007 as the instructor at an art school teaching ages 6 – 10. At the end of 2008, I was given the opportunity to create an art curriculum for the Pre K students at a local private school. I was only able to teach there for a few months but it gave me the inspiration to start my own set of art classes once I relocated to Wilmington, NC. Mini Monets launched in January of 2010. I seek to provide a wide variety of lessons that will expose children not only to different types of artistic creation, but to literature, math, and science foundations. Sharing my talent, knowledge, and experience with children is something very special to me. It is amazing to see the joy in a child’s eye when they are creating art. Children have such vivid imaginations that through this program they will be able to express their imaginations and emotions  and not feel pressured to color inside the lines. I strive to give young artists the ability to think creatively in finding solutions where the answers are not given.

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“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”
– Pablo Picasso

Resume

Education

Savannah College of Art & Design | Savannah, GA | 2001 – 2005

BFA – Major – Computer Art; Minor – Animation

Trident Technical College | Charleston, SC | 2000

Courses taken in Computer Art

Charleston School of the Arts | Charleston, SC | 1995 – 2001

High School Diploma – Visual Arts Major

Experience

Calvary Christian School | Wilmington, NC | Present

Art Educator

Jenkins Preschool Academy | Wilmington, NC | 2009 – 2012

Teacher Assistant for 2 year old and 3 year old classes

Wesleyan Chapel UMC | Wilmington, NC | 2009 – 2011

Provide care and activities in nursery during Sunday and Thursday services

CARE | North Carolina | Summer 2010

Produced art therapy lessons to be used during the summer session

Hancock Day School | Savannah, GA | 2008 – 2009

Created visual art curriculum taught to Pre K students, class size 12 – 16

Wee Little Arts | Savannah, GA | 2005 – 2008

Taught children elements of art, drawing, painting and 3D design

Student ages from 3 – 8 years old, class sizes from 4 – 16 students

The Art School | Savannah, GA | Summer 2007

Created projects in a variety of media such as pencil, markers, oil pastels, acrylic paint, and paper mache

Student ages from 6 – 9 years old, class sizes of 12 – 17 students

Private Instructor | Savannah, GA | 2006 – 2008

Taught in an one on one environment in the areas of art and swimming

Instructed at the students own pace and ability

Canterbury Woods Pool | Charleston, SC | 1999 – 2005

Head Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

Taught water safety and swim strokes to members and guests ages 3 – 14

Freelance

Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School | Charleston, SC | 2005 – Present

Designed cover of yearbook and classroom pages

Hotcakes of Savannah, GA | Savannah, GA | 2011

Designed logo for local cake company

Your Simple Bookkeeper | Cary, NC | 2010

Created coordinated business documents

MJM Strategy, Inc | Raleigh, NC | 2010

Redesigned business logo

Access Mental Health | Cary, NC & Savannah, GA | 2009, 2015

Created business documents and advertisements

The Lawson’s House | Burgaw, NC | 2009

Redesigned all related business documents to be consistent and coordinated

The Island School | John’s Island, SC | 2006

Created logo for new school to be used in brochures, online, and all school related documents

Clemson University | Clemson, SC | 2006

Designed logo to be used by the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Dept

Continuing Education

Brunswick Community College | Teaching Students with Autism | 2010

Brunswick Community College | Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities | 2010

Trident Technical College | Early Childhood Education Courses | 2006

Programs and Mediums

Adobe Illustrator | Adobe InDesign | Adobe Photoshop | Macromedia Flash | Macromedia Dreamweaver

Acrylic | Charcoal | Clay | Encaustic | Guache | Ink | Oil | Pastel | Pencil | Print | Watercolor

Achievement

Family Favorite Art Class | Wilmington Parent Magazine | 2014 – 2016

Cum Laude, 3.69/4.0 | Savannah College of Art and Design

Charleston County Swim Association | Won T-Shirt design competition | Charleston, SC | 1998, 2001

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