Faculty

Jan Bush

Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC,is a certified art psychotherapist, mental health clinician, educator, addictions counselor, a founding member of the Florida Art Therapy Association, a university instructor, author, painter and a nationally known speaker and presenter on Art Therapy. She is author of the pioneering textbook, The Handbook of School Art Therapy – Introducing Art Therapy Into a Public School System, (CC Thomas Publishers, 1997), three graduate education course guidebooks and many published papers.

She has served as Department Chairperson for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the Division of Psychological Services where she founded and directed a program of over 20 master art therapists from 1978 -1999. This endeavor was a major contribution to the fields of art therapy and psycho-education with the establishment of a national model art therapy program.

Through her long-term work in the public schools, the South Florida community and across the USA, Dr. Bush subsequently received several awards including a Distinguished Clinical Services Award from the American Art Therapy Association and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Miami Dade County Public Schools and the Florida Art Education Association. She retired from full time work in Miami in 2011 but continues to serve as a consultant in private practice based in Palm Beach County Florida.

A popular speaker, Dr. Bush presents courses, invited keynotes, workshops, professional supervision and other learning opportunities in educational, medical and business settings across the USA.

Jan Bush

Jennifer Kaplan

Artist-in-Residence, Ceramics

Jennifer Kaplan earned their MFA from the University of Notre Dame and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a concentration in ceramics. They have taught a variety of ceramic courses ranging from glaze chemistry, wheel throwing and altering, urban gardening, and workshops for adults and young people.

As an art-science-activist, Jennifer believes in nurturing relationships between human and nonhuman living organisms. Their work can be found throughout the states, and they have attended interdisciplinary residencies in Wisconsin and Michigan.

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Jennifer Kaplan

Jerry Ginsberg

Jerry Ginsberg is a freelance photographer whose Nature, landscape and travel images have graced the pages and covers of hundreds of books, magazines and travel catalogs. He is the only person to have photographed each and every one of America’s National Parks with medium format cameras. His works have been exhibited from coast to coast and have received numerous awards in competition. Jerry’s photographic archive spans virtually all of both North and South America. More of Ginsberg’s images are on display at www.JerryGinsberg.com

Jerry Ginsberg

Kim Rae Taylor

Artist-in-Residence, 2-D

Kim Rae Taylor is a visual artist and educator based in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she serves as Associate Professor of Fine Art for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She received her MFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, and her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Additional studies include the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and the Metáfora Center for Art Therapy Studies in Barcelona, Spain.  She has been an artist in residence at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Red Gate in Beijing, and Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland. Taylor has also worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, including work in cartoon animation. Her mixed media paintings and drawings explore a variety of themes informed by nature, language, and gender.

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Kim Rae Taylor

Maggie Jahn

Margaret Jahn is a West Palm Beach native who attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Kansas City Art Institute. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004.

After working for Arts in Architecture, the design firm in Litchfield, CT and teaching in New Haven, CT. She returned home to West Palm Beach in 2012 and continued her teaching career at Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts where she has taught for the past 5 years as an Artist in Residence teaching Printmaking and Senior Portfolio.

Margaret’s work deals with Florida native botanical plants and environmental issues such as invasive plants and animals while abstracting the forms into design elements. Her work includes printmaking, painting, and mixed media surface embellishment through beading and embroidery.

Maggie Jahn