Teaching artist Jay Mankita

has worked with kids and families for over 30 years. His workshops are experiential and inspiring.  Jay has a strong passion for engineering and making things move. He loves reliability and precision but seems to learn best from making many accidents and mistakes.

When he’s not engineering, Jay is also an award-winning and masterful songwriter, guitarist, humorist, and performing artist – a seasoned veteran of the kid’s circuit as well as the adult-americana folk scene.

Jay loves to collaborate and would enjoy hearing from you about your own projects. He often says, “Do It Yourself doesn’t have to mean Do It By Yourself!”

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