The Kid Whisperer

Visual artist, Dan Fenelon “Mr. Dan,” is inspiring young people to be their most creative. During the pandemic, Fenelon created Core Creative Academy an online art school. Using his more than two decades of teaching experience, Mr. Dan helps young people tap into their creative potential —inspired by his infectious excitement to create projects that are nothing short of wonderful. He understands that every student will learn in their own unique way and helps children to be proud of their individuality by creating art while having fun and learning lifetime skills.

Mr. Dan is virtually engaging students primarily ages 8-12. In one recent project entitled “The Wild -Wild Life,” student artists crafted marionettes and sock puppets and created Jungle and Seascapes out of recycled materials. More detailed information about these inspiring and engaging student programs can be found on the Core Academy website:

For twenty years Fenelon has worked with the Montclair Art Museum as well as several other prestigious organizations and programs. Three years ago he started his own company CORE Creative Placemaking with his partner and wife Kadie Dempsey.

Fenelon’s distinctive style of artwork can be seen on commercial buildings, schools, galleries, clothing and in private collections. As an artist, his passion and professionalism combined with years of experience teaching and working with students of all ages, has led him to this next step of starting his own on-line school of art.

Fenelon, who is an accomplished fine art artist, studied at the Museum School of Fine Art in Boston. His work has been shown in galleries and private collections throughout the US. See his artwork at

Fenelon’s “Primordial Pop!” exhibit is currently showing at the Novado Gallery, 110 Morgan Street in Jersey City. Exhibiting artist Dan Fenelon will be painting a 10’ canvas wrapped support column in the gallery Saturday, October 17 from 11-4pm. Face masks covering nose and mouth are required when visiting the gallery.


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16 Oct 2020