I know I’m not the only mother who thinks her children are the most incredibly talented artists (they really are!). And I know I’m not the only mother who thinks her children’s art teacher is the bomb. Ask anyone whose kids take classes with Lynn at the Children Art Studio. My daughters love colouring and painting. They’re always busting out the markers and paper at home. But the Children’s Art Studio has taken their art making to a whole different level. They come home from class with fantastical masks adorned with feathers, adorable paper mache sculptures that double as piggy banks, self-portraits that they’ve painted in the style of Picasso, collages and murals and stories about Van Gogh, etc. Not only is Lynn terrific with children, but she always goes that extra mile to make sure that Lily, my daughter who has celiac disease, is safe when it comes to working with certain materials and feels included in everything the class is doing. We’ll definitely be signing up for the fall session!
Ronnilyn, July, 2012
After the first day of art camp, my 4-year-old son sat down at the dining room table and said, 'Can we talk about Diego Rivera?' He then went on to tell us all about primary colours. Amazing! And he's having lots of fun, too.
Kristi-Ly Green, March, 2012
Dear Lynn, I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much N. loves your classes. Her creative impulse is obviously really well harnessed by your projects, and she thrives in the warm environment. I'm also really impressed with the resulting work! Thanks so much.
Kristina, April, 2011
My 4 year old son is an avid artist so I decided to sign him up for some classes. Not only does my child love Lynn's classes but he's really learning some great skills along the way...and we will treasure the pictures Lynn sends us from time to time of our son and his classmates laughing, playing and creating....thanks Lynn!
Lynn Jackson is a truly gifted childrens' art instructor! She possesses the sensitivity, skills and emotional intelligence every parent dreams of in those teaching their young, impressionable children. Lynn makes all of her students feel welcome in her bright, child-friendly studio and encourages high level, hands-on creativity and exploration. She deals with classroom conflict resolution in a positive and effective manner and genuinely values the individuality of each child in her class. My daughter just loves Lynn and asks “is it art class today?” at least four days each week. It is always a very good day when I can answer “Yes!”
Debra, May 2011
I have been sending my 3 young children to Lynn Jackson's art classes at the Art Barns for the last three years. Lynn is an extraordinary teacher who instills a love of art in kids. My children come home excited after Lynn's art class not only because of the beautiful works of art they themselves have created but also because they are challenged to explore various mediums. She is incredibly patient and knows how to keep young children engaged. I have been quite impressed with the art skills they are mastering and the eagerness they show for returning to Lynn's art classes week after week. We are so very lucky to have such a great artist and a wonderful teacher such as Lynn Jackson in our very own neighbourhood!
Liana Guiry, May 2011