CONTACT INFORMATION

Jeannine Bestoso
401-714-7263
847-8034
jbestoso@veizon.net


Lets do some art and have some fun!


JEANNINE BESTOSO


JEANNINE BESTOSO

   ABOUT THE ARTIST    /   ARTIST STATEMENT      

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

                                              
                                               

                               JEANNINE BESTOSO
                                                 
 

 



Jeannine has taught studio art privately and in many community settings, including expressive and therapeutic arts in health care settings for thirty years.  She is the former founder/director of two community teaching studios in Urbana, Illinois (1994-2000-2006),   and Newport, Rhode Island (2006-2007). As a faculty member Jeannine taught classes at the Newport Art Museum School from 2008 to 2019. 
Jeannines outreach went well beyond the studio from the early 90's   to 2016 offering art classes, workshops and therapeutic sessions in schools, homeless shelters, senior living centers, nursing homes, and adult day care centers. Group studio sessions were also coordinated with alternate learning programs for teens and children on the spectrum with learning disabilities, Autism, and attention behavior problems.  

Offering art to adults and the elderly at centers Bestoso assisted residents with physical disabilities and impairments, and those with reduced and limited mental capacities. Neuro Art Therapy art activities and projects were successfully conducted with clients who had had strokes, and those with neurological and degenerative diseases, including patients with Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and Cortical-basal degeneration.

 In 2008 Jeannine formed a new teaching method she called 'Follow the Leader'. She held classes for two years that were open to the public at the Edward King House.  It was the first of its kind in Newport, RI where she led large groups in creating paintings in just three hours. Though Jeannine has discontinued these services she continues to teach open studio classes at the King House in her ten year position  and in her home studio. 

 Jeannine Bestoso received a Master's in Art Education from the University of Illinois.  As a graduate student Jeannine taught Design I and Design II at the University of Illinois.  She continued her education earning certificates in Art Psychotherapy, Language Choice Therapy, Peaceful Intervention, and Neuro Art Therapy (CDAT). She also completed the curriculum for a Social Service Certificate (CSOS) with a concentration in drugs and addiction. She completed three different internships in Addiction Recovery centers.  

View Resume Here:  Jeannine Bestoso Resume


        ARTIST STATEMENT  

                                                                        
I have responded to my passion for art by focusing my energy to live creatively, produce art, and
share the creative process and experience with others. I am committed to creating new avenues for
myself and involving community.   I respond to an inner drive to be creative and productive, always to
be evolving. 
I realize that I communicate through art as a way of living and truly connecting to myself
and life.  As my art unfolds it speaks back to me, lending me clarity and direction. Through it I have come
to know and  actualize my potential.  I have found a sense of peace, balance, structure, and purpose through my art.

I enjoy the opportunity of working with others to create art for them and with them. Through the creative
process and our art we recreate ourselves and discover our innate creative abilities.  We relax - we heal,
we express - we release, we discover - we grow.  With such satisfying results I expect this work I do for myself and with others will always be my career path – one which is always evolving as a work in progress.                                                                  

 

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PROVIDING COMMUNITY ART EDUCATION
 
  

Drawing  *  Painting  *  Ceramics  *  Assemblage Art * Mixed Media  *  Plaster

A MOBILE ART STUDIO     CLASSES & PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
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OPEN STUDIO & WORKSHOPS       THERAPEUTIC ART


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CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information contact Jeannine Bestoso 
 jbestoso@verizon.net         401-714 7263

Lets do some art and have some fun.
 
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