Jennifer Soike

Creative Workshop Faculty

Jennifer Soike
Children’s Art/Art for Absolute Beginners


Jennifer has been at the Creative Workshop as a teacher and assistant since 2009, and returns this year to teach children’s drawing and art. She earned her MS in art education from Nazareth College and  BS in communications from Canisius College and has taught in the Marion Central School District, as well as many other settings. “Tour De Rochester”, a project she created with 6th graders at Bay Trail Middle School, was exhibited at the Strong National Museum of Play in 2008-09. She has also worked teaching youth in the corrections system to paint murals. Her inventive and exciting art projects engage students of all ages and in a variety of situations.

Ms Jen (as her students call her) is a warmly positive, endlessly creative, and wonderfully patient instructor. Her flexible teaching methods and consistent teaching of art principals make her a favorite teacher of many, many children and quite a few adults.

Jennifer loves to teach from the artwork on view in the Gallery.