Chestnut Hill Local: Alpern ’99M.Ed. Teaches Courses from Home-Based Studio
September 14, 2012
Chestnut Hill Local featured Jane Alpern ’99M.Ed., whose home-based business Alpern Art Studio helps students discover a variety of media through drawing, painting, working with clay, pastels and printmaking.
Ten years ago, after her children were self-sufficient, Alpern began teaching art in several different venues, including a studio in her own home.
“By holding classes in my home,” she explained, “I hope to create a comfortable, safe and nurturing environment. I really get to know my students. Many students who return year after year live right in her neighborhood and are able to walk to class. Others come from nearby areas.”
According to Mt. Airy resident Ava Sonnenthal, the mother of one student, Lily Schwartz, 7, “I found Jane’s studio on Phillyfunguide.com while searching for summer camps for my daughter. I was so impressed with the friendly yet professional atmosphere that Jane creates for her students. As a Waldorf teacher myself, I’m grateful my child has this opportunity to invent and experience beauty.”