Dutch-born Yona Verwer is an artist and educator in New York City.
She has over 25 years of professional art experience, 17 years of teaching experience, and holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
She has organized and conducted dozens of art classes and events at private homes, public venues and institutions. Participants from 8 till 80 have enjoyed her workshops, classes and presentations.
Yona has taught at the S.A.R. High School, the Akiva Hebrew Day School, and the High School for Art & Design. She conducted workshops at the Mizel Museum, the Council Of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations, Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, and RJeneration, amongst others.
She produced workshops by her colleagues at the Tribeca Synagogue for the Arts, the Skirball Center, the Center for Jewish Literacy, private artist studios, and many others.
She has exhibited her art, and curated in galleries and museums nationally and internationally at the Yeshiva University Museum, Andy Warhol Factory, the Bronx Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Center for Jewish History, Mizel Museum, Reginald Lewis Museum, Stanback Museum, Canton Museum of Art, and the Holocaust Memorial Center. View her art portfolio at yonaverwer.com
She is the co-founder of the Jewish Art Salon, a global art organization, and serves on the advisory board of Art Kibbutz: the International Jewish Artist Residency. She is a member of the NY Artists Circle.
Yona has lectured at The Jewish Museum, the JCC Manhattan, the Y.U. Museum, the 14 Street Y, the Educational Alliance, and the Makor / Steinhardt Center, amongst others.
She and her team of excellent artists are available for art classes, tutoring & events, hands-on-workshops, art tours, and more.
Clients & Venues:
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
Y.U. Museum, New York, NY.
American Sephardi Federation, New York, NY.
Van Leer Institute – Polonsky Academy, Jerusalem, Israel.
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA
JCC Manhattan, New York, NY
Jewish Journeys, New York, NY
14 Street Y (LABA Festival), New York, NY
Limmud NY 2012
Limmud FSU 2017
Educational Alliance, New York, NY.
Baruch College Arts Club
Brandeis House, New York, NY.
Stanton Street Synagogue, New York, NY.
Columbia / Barnard Kraft Center, New York, NY.
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy, New York, NY.
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT.
Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations, New York, NY.
RJeneration, New York, NY.
The Equity Project Charter School, New York, NY.
Makor / Steinhardt Center, New York, NY