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