Cross Family Studio is an art space for artists of all ages. We created our summer art camp, Nature's Studio, to meet the needs of highly motivated and talented art students. After ten years of delightful, family run art camps, we brought Nature's Studio to 3641 Wenwood Drive, Hilliard, 43026. We have all the elements of our former space, a pond with water lilies, a miniature waterfall, gardens, trees and space for collaborative earthworks!
After exploring art and nature, our young artists asked for more classes. Artist to Artist was created at Norwich Elementary School and is now operating in our kitchen studio. Young artists in training are introduced to a variety of different artists, techniques and media. The goal: to link them up with what they need for their own creative experience.
We developed Sunday in the Studio family workshops to encourage families to create lasting memories together.
* Nature's Studio Summer Camp, grades K-2 and 2- 8. June.
*Artist to Artist classes, Fall and Winter. Grades 2-8, Saturday mornings,
10:30 a.m. to noon.
*Art Buddies ages 5&6. Fall and Winter.
Saturday mornings, 9:00 to 10:00a.m.
*Winter Art Escape,
3 consecutive mornings before New Years,
9:00 a.m. to noon.
Art Night Adult classes and Family Classes available upon request. Options listed under STORE.
Dr. Jennifer Cross is sole proprietor of Cross Family Studio. Consultants: Dianne Clay, teacher of the gifted, Dr. Jane Piirto, International lecturer, researcher and published author; Dr. Gilbert Clark and Dr. Enid Zimmerman, noted researchers and published authors.
Columbus Public Schools, Hilliard City Schools, 30 years.
Part-time staff, Columbus Museum of Art, 7 years.
Summer Teaching: Columbus Museum of Art and Columbus College of Art and Design.
University Teaching: The Ohio State University as a guest lecturer.
Jennifer Cross is an artist with Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative. Her work has been reviewed in the Columbus Dispatch.
*B.S. Education, Education Through the Arts at The Ohio State University, 1983.
*M.A. Art Education; The Arts of the Book and Children's Literature. O.S.U., 1987.
*Doctorate in Art Education, O.S.U., 1995.
*National Board Certification, 2003
*Independent coursework and research on creativity, artistically talented students and using the arts to assist those who learn differently.
*Franklin County Fair, 1988. Persian Marbling.
*The Ohio State Fair, 1989, 1990. Persian Marbling.
*University of Queensland, Australia, 1996. Persian Marbling.
A Show of Hands, Edisto, S.C.
*Phoenix Rising group exhibitions in Columbus, Ohio:
Lancaster Arts Festival
Ohio Art League
Urban Arts Space
The Faculty Club at The Ohio State University
German Village Town Center
High Road Art Gallery
Cultural Arts Center
Jewish Community Center
Hit the Hop show at Studios on High.
SunBear Studio and Gallery
Zanesville Museum of Art
Marcia Evans Gallery, Short North
Hilliard Arts Council Gallery