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 customizing programs for all ages and abilities, leading professional development programs, and building collaborations around traditional and cultural folk arts.
As Peopleologie, the program constantly evolves through both creating and implementing hands-on integrated learning programs 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 workshops and series.
Previously, I co-founded, created and directed the Education and Family Programs of San Francisco's Museum of Craft and Folk Art. During my tenure as Director of Education, the Museum received the prestigious Exemplary Arts Education Award and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and provided over 300 workshops for 9,000 participants of all ages, annually. I have provided workshops through the Silicon Valley Education Foundation/Artspiration grant, and was Series Curator for Friday Nights at the de Young Museum and Family Community Days.
I am a member of Cultural Connections of Northern California, 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 AEABA, Artspiration/Santa Clara County Arts Education Initiative, ArtsEdConnect, The Connectory, Ocean Grove Charter Schools, and Innovative Education Management Charter Schools.