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Before a child talks, they sing. Before they write, they draw. As soon as they stand, they dance.

Art is fundamental to human expression.

 ~ Phylicia Rashad

Ms. Smith is a huge advocate for providing children with access to the creative arts. She has taught music video, narrative, and documentary filmmaking courses to students (grades k - 12) of varying, race, class and socio-economic backgrounds. She teaches her students the technical skills essential to making a film, as well as empowers them to tell their stories and tap into their imagination.

No matter where I go on my journey as a filmmaker, I will always teach. I will advocate for the arts and for young people. I am most passionate about this work.

- Jana Smith

To request or inquire about Ms. Smith's instruction rates please submit an email


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