Written by Ami Hallgarth, Schools Programme Manager, The Artworks

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!

Jennyanne is an absolute pleasure to work with

I have worked with Jennyanne at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery for over 4 years on various projects. She has so much energy and enthusiasm and many creative ideas that she never fails to engage and excite the children that we work with. She also has great sensitivity with children, quietly make one boy feel better about the fact he is wearing his mum’s socks or helping a group of giggly boys see past the ‘rude’ in a nude portrait to appreciate and explore all the details in the painting.

Highly organised, reliable and professional I look forward to working with Jennyanne on many more projects!

Claire Evans – Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery – University of Leeds