I am an art teacher and have always felt an affinity to crayons. I argue with my peers that art can be taught with nothing more than a box of crayons (yes sculpture and painting). Jeffrey Robert has gone a long way to affirm my position. My students are already beginning to use his techniques and are light years ahead of students of the same age groups from surrounding schools. Thanks so much for the inspiration you have given me to inturn instill in others.
Aloha Jeffrey! We met about 16 years ago at a Teacher's conference in Dallas, and I bought your video (on VHS.....I'm going to have to update that! lol). Since then, I have been sharing your beautiful work and techniques with my K-12 students I am so excited to see how turned on my students get after seeing the possibilities....and then go on to create some absolutely amazing artwork! Hope you don't mind, but you may have some competition in the Art World in the future! Isn't it amazing how such a simple media can create unbelievable results! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with the world! Mahalo nui!
Endorsement June 8, 2001 Wendy Warner, Curriculum Director, Argyle ISD, Texas
For many years Jeffrey Robert has presented his crayon art techniques to children, adults, educators and aspiring artists to promote a new genre of creating fine art with ordinary crayons. The video “A Shiny Red Apple” evolved as a visual tool to help the student learn of the delicate hand pressure and hand movements used in a step-by-step process of application to completion. The certificate below was awarded to educators completing a required public school in-service course in which segments of the video “A Shiny Red Apple was used. The success of the course was gauged by the unanimous comment: “This is the most fun that I have ever had in attending an in-service.”
Endorsement July 10, 2000, Carol Marshall, President Quality Education Systems
In the creative arts, Jeffrey's work stands alone; he has developed an entirely new genre for the artist's creative process. Quality Education Systems whole-heartedly endorses Jeffrey Robert, The Crayon Artist, for his unique artistic vision and the process by which he shares that vision with students. I believe Jeffrey's work has the potential to return a tremendous gift to the world of teaching and learning, making the business of drawing a natural part of the learning process once again.
Community Education Programs for School Districts in Minnesota use Jeffrey Robert Crayon Art Techniques with success.
Endorsement July 2000, Judith Bingham, National Speaker and Advocate for Children with Autismon the subject of teaching children through art-based literacy