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I have been teaching art to children, teens, adults and seniors since 1997. I earned my joint BA in Psychology and Integrative Studies (theme: Creative and Spiritual Process) from Guilford College in 1999 and my MBA in Health Care Administration from American Intercontinental University Online in 2005. I founded Pigeon Arts in January 2008. Since its inception, Pigeon Arts has provided creative programming to over 150 participants.

In addition to Pigeon Arts, I have worked as an expressive arts therapist with a focus on disenfranchised/marginalized communities including: People of low socioeconomic status; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people; Survivors of Mental Illness, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities and Drug & Alcohol Dependency; Survivors of Hate Violence and/or Domestic Violence; Special Education students; Chronically Homeless students.

My art has been exhibited in the Greater Philadelphia area, Allentown, PA, Greensboro, NC, Penland, NC, and London, England. My poetry has been published in several literary magazines, both locally and nationally.

Profile Summary:
Arts Educator/Art Therapist Philadelphia, PA
Expressionistic Oil Painter Philadelphia, PA
Creative and Spiritual Process Philadelphia, PA
Organizational Dynamics Worshops Philadelphia, PA
More About Me
Art Therapy, Oil Painting, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Creative Writing, Poetry, Piano, Advocacy, Spirituality
digital photography
slide photography
Work Experience:
January 2008 – Present Director/ Arts Educator/Artist Pigeon Arts

September 2008 - December 2008
Teaching Artist

January 2006 – December 2008 Legal Clinic Manager/Anti-Violence Court Advocate/Notary Public Equality Advocates Pennsylvania

August 2001 – Present Educator (part-time/on-call) Resources for Human Development Kailo Mantua Art Center/OASIS

July 2004 – July 2006 Activities Coordinator/Art Therapist Northwestern Human Services, Woodhaven Center

December 2002 – July 2004 Expressive Arts Therapist Northwestern Human Services, Germantown Day Program

February 2000 – August 2001 Assistant Director/Lead Teacher Resources for Human Development, Kailo Mantua Art Center
M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration
American Intercontinental University Online, 3.75 G.P.A., 2005

Painting and Weaving Studies
Penland School of Crafts/Apprenticeships,
Mitchell County, NC, 2001-2002

BA, Psychology and Integrative Studies (Theme: Creative and Spiritual Process); joint major
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, Honors, 1999
Organizations / Affilations:
Equality Advocates Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends
Jesse White is located in Philadelphia, PA and has the following skills: Arts Educator/Art Therapist, Expressionistic Oil Painter, Creative and Spiritual Process, Organizational Dynamics Worshops
Religious / Spiritual, Consulting, Art / Creative, Education
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My Skills

Arts Educator/Art Therapist

Category: Education
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have over ten years experience facilitating creative programs and supervising others in their facilitation of creative programs.
Years Experience: 10

Expressionistic Oil Painter

Category: Art / Creative
Relevant Education / Credentials
One half of my joint BA was in Creative and Spiritual Process (through an Integrative Studies Program).
Years Experience: 10

Creative and Spiritual Process

Category: Religious / Spiritual
Relevant Education / Credentials
please see education section of profile
Years Experience: 10

Organizational Dynamics Worshops

Category: Consulting
Some sample workshops include:

* “Recess” (Fun and Creative Activities to Bring “Play” into the Workplace)
* Extinguishing Burnout and Vicarious Trauma
* Embracing Creativity in the Workplace
* Consensus-Based Decision Making
* Diversity and Bias Awareness
* Team-Building Activities
Relevant Education / Credentials
Ten years of nonprofit experience facilitating internal trainings
Years Experience: 10