Judith Garfinkel

Arts & Education

During her 60 years as a docent at the St. Louis Art Museum and her 15 years as a docent at both the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and The Missouri Botanical Garden, Judith Garfinkel has shared her enthusiasm and her love of the arts and of nature with thousands of school children, as well as adults. She utilizes her background as a pre-school director and a children’s theater director to relate to the children on her tours and in her classes in her own unique ways that captivate their interest and provide fun and memorable learning experiences through storytelling, hands on gardening activities, and creating their own works of art. She believes that by making learning activities a collaborative experience, the lessons will be remembered by the children long after their tours are over with hopes that they will want to revisit these venues themselves and with family and friends.