About Yona

Yona_Verwer_2017_web_smallDutch-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 Y.U. 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 theJewish 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 92St Y, 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.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss doing an event / class / workshop, please visit the contact page.