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Instructor and Department Chair
Arts and Cultural Studies
Berkeley City College
Jennie Braman is an artist and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently teaches studio art and art history at Berkeley City College, and has taught at other schools including John F. Kennedy University and Williams College. Her current drawings investigate the nature of representation and the creative language of the body. She received her MFA degree from John F. Kennedy University, and her BA in Art History with a concentration in Women’s Studies from Williams College. She also earned a certificate in Dream Studies from John F. Kennedy and has lectured on the creative process, and the relationship between art and dreams.
Statement on Teaching
In my role as instructor, I am passionate about art history, fine art, and the creative process. I feel art is an important and critical vehicle for processing and expressing the interaction between self and the external world. My enthusiasm and experience as an artist and traveler inspires me to teach students how to interactively see the world around them. Each day at Vista, I strive to make the traditional art history material more interactive, relevant, and accessible to all types of learners and age groups. In all of my teaching experience, I have provided a forum for the students to discover aspects of themselves that were hidden, integrating the formal subject matter with creative assignments and self-reflection.