Bevill uses creativity to lead participants through a discussion focused on essential questions such as, how does change happen? How are we connected or divided? How does where we are shape who we are? Might you, I, and everyone we know have superpowers? This program explores the role art plays in all of our lives today through fun, art-based ice-breakers, dynamic discussion, light art history, and hands-on guided art making. Bevill leads audiences to think critically about art and the world. She explores how pieces were made, what was unfolding in the artists’ lives as they worked, and the global context of the art—and how all of this touches our lives today. Participants of all ages and abilities can explore different materials and processes to get a glimpse of what artists feel when they create. This interactive workshop is appropriate for children, teachers, staff or any community group hoping to deepen relationships and bring more connection and creativity into their lives.
Jenny Bevill is passionate about creating shared experiences for children and adults around works of contemporary art. Her work is grounded in creativity research and social emotional learning and she works with a range of special populations. Her workshops help people unlock their own creativity by silencing their fearful inner critic while cultivating growth mindset, curiosity, resilience, and other creative behaviors. She is on staff at the Missoula Art Museum and is a teacher mentor at Happy HeART Teachers.