Creativity in the Classroom

Classes & Instruction

I really enjoy working with students and helping them bring out their creative best! I have been fortunate to work with many different age groups and skill levels over the years. Using inspiration from the text of “Eddie Shapes Up!,” or showing how to illustrate “emotions" by focusing on some of my “Pun Intended” cartoons or discuss how to create Esher-Inspired tessellations, I am able to use real life situations from my professional life and bring them to the classroom.

I am also available to preview upper school portfolios and critique work prior to submitting to colleges for graphic art, computer design, graphic design and/or illustration. Please note that my studio / office is in St. Petersburg, FL and can easily access schools in the Pinellas and Hillsborough districts. Please contact me to discuss a personalized program for your school! 

"Jon's an impeccable presenter and great with students of all ages. He engaged fourth graders and seventh graders simultaneously while presenting an important subject. The students collaborated to create meaningful poetry and inspirations while also created artwork. It was fun for the students and for the teachers as well. Jon's lesson was also carefully done with everything thought through down to the labels on the folders with each of the students' names already printed and labeled. The final product was a professional piece of artwork that I have displayed in my classroom. The most fun was watching children of different age groups work together and learn from one another. We can't wait to work with Jon again!"

Ms. Amy Brill
English 7 and 7th Grade Dean
Shorecrest Preparatory School
St. Petersburg, FL

instruction & PRESENTATIONS