Jess Friedman
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Jess F.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! I am a young, experienced K-12 instructor with many years of experience as a painter, whose work has been in a few group shows. Whether it's figure painting, poster making, photo-realism, abstract, or scenic painting, I can help you realize your best artistic practices! Color theory, process, and discussions of art are extremely important in my practice, as well as keeping a focused and positive learning environment! I am excited to teach you acrylic (my main medium), mixed media, watercolor, gauche, or oil painting! Join me!

About Jess F.

Hello! My name is Jess (they/them) and I am a visual and performing artist with a passion for teaching! I love to teach acrylic painting, pen and pencil drawing, songwriting and poetry! I also love to learn! In my free time I am currently focused on learning how to become an advanced piano piano, a beginning juggler, and an intermediate filmmaker. I have a can-do teaching attitude and I want to be a resource for students going through a hard time. When we enter the classroom, we can put all of that negative and hard outside energy into our artistic expression and become the incredible artists that are inside of all of us!


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Substitute Teacher
Oct 2019 - Present

Swing Education

Substitute Art Teacher at Creative Arts Charter School in San Francisco. Duties include working with students of all levels K-8 to complete a variety of art practices. Additionally, I designed a week-long lesson plan that taught students to work together to create different types of drawn and painted optical illusions.

Los Angeles Shakespeare in the Park
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Los Angeles Shakespeare in the Park

I worked as a painter for the set of LA's Shakespeare in the Park for 2 weeks over the summer! We used a blending technique of blues and purples to create a backdrop of the city of Verona for their production.

Education Coordinator
Jan 2012 - Jun 2014

UC Davis Campus Center for the Environment

As an undergraduate student, I led a 2-unit (P/NP) course called Field Guide to Sustainable Living, for first-year undergraduate students that wanted to learn more about how to become a conscious steward of the environment. Duties included weekly class meetings, coordinating field trips, designing quarterly lesson plans, weekly grading and feedback, and submitting final grades. I also worked closely with other members of the Campus Center for the Environment to ensure grants, funding and outreach on and off campus.


Sustainable Environmental Design
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015

University of California, Davis


Substite Teaching 30-Day Emergency Credential
Oct 2019

Contra Costa Department of Education

I am certified to teach K-12 classes as the sole teacher in the classroom for up to 30 consecutive days in a row.

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