This is the second installment in a series of five stories about recent Herron graduates whose creative practices include research, teaching, and clinical approaches.
In a well-rounded education the arts play a pivotal role — and yet art education is highly undervalued.
There's a lot going on in the classroom apart from just learning how to make and appreciate the arts. Whether drawing, dancing, or playing an instrument, students gain a wide range of transferable skills that will help them excel within and outside school.
Recent graduates from Herron's art education program will soon enter K through 12 schools to nurture not only the next generation of artists but also critical thinkers and problem solvers.
We asked the 21-strong cohort to share their teaching philosophies. Here are a few of them, and a second set will be featured later this week.