​​​Creative Services for Adults with Disabilities

A Program of Resources for Human Development

FINE LINE STUDIOS

Jen Courtois

artist statement

Jen's Artwork

       Hearts are my favorite things to make because they make me happy. Even when I'm not in a very good mood, I draw hearts with sad or angry faces and it makes me feel a little better. My mom taught me how to draw a heart when I was very young, and I think of her sometimes when I draw them now. I also make a lot of crosses, and I think of God when I make them and that I love Jesus, and it makes me really happy. I make hearts and crosses on paper, out of clay, out of polymer clay, and I use them in my jewelry. Jewelry with Kelly and ceramics with Angie are my favorite classes at FLS. When I'm in the mood to get messy, I like to draw with chalk and oil pastels, and paint with watercolors. I love animals, and I show that with my art by drawing big and colorful animals, and it makes my heart full and happy.

        I am a friendly and funny person, and I like to meet people and give people hugs. I want to be a successful artist, and I want people to see my artwork and be happy too.