Jennifer Lipsey Edwards is an artist, National Gold Medal Art Educator, and the author/illustrator of seven children’s instructional books in the My Very Favorite Art Books series, sold world wide. Jen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts along with 18 years experience teaching PK-12, college and university, art camps, workshops, and creative coaching. She loves helping others learn new techniques and sharpen existing skills. Guiding students of all ages to connect to their creative spirit as individuals and building community through art-making is of special importance to Jen. When she’s not making or teaching you’ll find her enjoying nature in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of NC with her husband and two children, who also attend FSI.