Meet the Peopleologist, Linda Janklow
Creativity embeds knowledge so that it can become practice. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands. We are born makers, and creativity is the ultimate act of integration—it is how we fold our experiences into our being.
- Brene Brown
I believe that everybody can make things! I value process over product, reusing our resources, and success-oriented slow and old ways of making things. I see an urgent need to unplug from our screens, and explore a world where correctness is thrown out the window.
My passion and expertise are woven intrinsically into creating programs for all ages and abilities, and building collaborations around folk art practices.
Peopleologie constantly expands its integrated learning program for museums, schools, and community organizations. For over three decades, my deep interest in anthropology and the world's oldest hand making processes informs a growing list of offerings.
Previously, I served as co-founder and director of both the Education and Family Programs of San Francisco's Museum of Craft and Folk Art. During my tenure the Museum received the prestigious Exemplary Arts Education Award and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and provided workshops for over 9,000 participants of all ages, annually. In addition, I served as Series Curator for Friday Nights at the de Young Museum and Family Community Days, and independently received grants from Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Independent Bay Area Arts & Media.
I am a member of the Arts Now Community Leadership Team of San Mateo County Office of Education, Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area, Arts for a Better Bay Area, and serve on the board of directors of Art is Moving. Peopleologie is a featured resource of Artspiration/Santa Clara County Arts Education Initiative, ArtsEdConnect, The Connectory, and Ocean Grove Charter Schools.