Meet the Burroughs Volunteers
Lynsey Tjaden, Art Adventure
Lynsey Tjaden is an Art Adventure coordinator at Burroughs. She and her family have been a part of the Burroughs community for six years. She lives with her spouse, Josh, and has 2 kids at Burroughs, Henry in fifth grade and Oliver in third grade. They also have a 1.5-year-old dog named Winnie. Lynsey grew up in Cloquet, and Josh grew up in Minneapolis where he graduated from Washburn High School.
Lynsey loves the arts, so when she found Art Adventure, she thought it was the perfect fit. The Art Adventure program trains volunteer parents to introduce select pieces of art to kids in the classroom, and then brings the students to the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) to engage with the art in person. She was asked to join the planning committee when her current fifth-grader was in kindergarten and she had been looking for an opportunity to engage with the school community and kids. Five years later, and she's still connecting students and art!
Everyone enjoys Art Adventure week, and the kids really love learning about the artworks. Lynsey thinks it is always so fun to go to the Mia with the classes and see the kids engage with the docents and the art. If you are interested in learning more, email Art Adventure or check out the Mia website for more information.
Thank you, Lynsey, for all you do for the Burroughs community!