Guest Artist

Scientific research has shown, our brains are built to enjoy art and creating it, no matter ones skill level, is good for us.

In fact, painting, sculpting, dancing, making music, and all the other artistic pursuits have benefits that go far beyond pure enjoyment or cultural creation — these activities can also strengthen the brain and improve the mood. Here are five reasons to make art, even if you think you’re bad at it.

1. Making art reduces stress and anxiety.
2. Creating visual art improves connections in the brain.
3. Art-making can help us get over sadness.
4. Mindless sketching can help us focus.
5. Making art can help one to achieve “flow.”

As a former educator turned painter, I understand the value of art in the school curriculum. Carrying a Masters degree from University of Buffalo & a Bachelors Degree in English from The Colleges of Hobart & William Smith, I am a dedicated artist who loves to blend words with evocative imagery. With over twenty years of teaching experience and eight years of experience as professional artist, my personal mission is to enhance students lives by helping them to access their creativity and understanding of art and its movements, relativity and technique.

Interested in having me come to your school to facilitate a lesson that teaches students how to transform their words & emotions into an expressive, emotional, unique piece of artwork? I’m available for one-day, two-day and full-week art experiences. Feel free to reach out to me at rasjacobson@gmail.com.