Jennifer Fazzone graduated from La Roche College in 2005 with her BS in Visual Arts and her art education certification from Carlow University. She then graduated in 2010 from Carlow University with her MEd in Art Education. While earning her Master’s degree, Jennifer had the privilege to work as an intern at the Andy Warhol Museum, assisting specifically in teacher education programs. She also was the featured artist for the Carlow University student and alumni art show inauguration for the 2009 Colloquium Program.
For fun, Jennifer creates and explores art with her two young sons at home hoping to foster a love for creativity and self-expression. In her free time she enjoys drawing with chalk pastels and creating announcements and invitations as well as crafts. Most recently Jennifer created a chalk pastel art piece used in a faith testimony at the Pittsburgh Women’s Emmaus Retreat.
Jennifer has worked as an art educator at Chartiers Valley Primary School for nine years teaching grades Kindergarten to second grade. Through grant writing and collaborations with local art advocates, including Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Grable Foundation, she has organized six different artist residency programs at the Primary School. These residencies enhanced the academic curriculum by teaching healthy living habits and early literacy skills through the arts. Jennifer has also served as a volunteer instructor for the non-profit organization Genesis of Pittsburgh, creating and teaching an art class for expectant mothers and fathers entitled Art and your Baby. This series of classes focused on activities and art projects designed to promote bonding between a parent and child while also creating early learning opportunities, stimulation and exploration. Most recently, in the spring of 2015 Jennifer served as a Juror for the Wallace Memorial 2015 Scripture and the Arts Exhibition as well as taught a community 6-12th grade art camp in the summer of 2015 at Wallace Memorial Church. Jennifer has a deep passion for the arts and enjoys sharing this love, knowledge and art appreciation with her students.