Sat AM Storytime, Jen Sendrose-Keshka, Play with Clay


Jen Sendros-Keshka
Play with Clay!
Saturday, March 7 . 10:30am


Follow a colorful blob of modeling dough as it forms a ball, rolls into a snake, coils into a pot, and more in this adorable board book!

In this charming story, children can learn the simple lesson that change is a constant–and they can learn it through art and play! The straightforward narrative paired with quirky visual humor makes this the perfect board book for budding creative kids.

Jen Sendros Keshka (published under the name Jenny Pinkerton) is an artist, educator, author, and illustrator. She has a Masters degree in Art Education, a BFA in Fine Arts, a minor in Art History, and is a certified art educator in the state of New Jersey. Based on research, Keshka develops book concepts and designs intended to engage children’s senses, share foundational art knowledge, and encourage creative-thinking behaviors.

For 6 years Keshka was the sole art educator for approximately 1000 PreK-5thgrade students until she resigned in 2016 to fulfill her life-long dream of living in New York City. It is there that her many book ideas, previously jotted onto sticky notes, drawn into her teaching planner, and stuffed into notebooks, had the time and space to flourish. While in NYC, Pinkerton conducted her thesis research which investigated strategies used by museum educators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to engage children between 18-months and 3-years old in story time. Through research and experience, Keshka knows that art experiences matter to the cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children. Pinkerton believes that every person possesses creative potential—a notion she hopes to instill in her readers.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Event address: 
54 Fairfield St.
Watchung Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042
Play with Clay! (lil' smARTies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593094419
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - March 3rd, 2020