For February, Creative Comrades will be discussing the importance art education has on the schools as well as its community impact. There are many unexpected benefits of a well-rounded art program beyond the education of basic art skills. Data in-part with personal student accounts represent the impact art education has on both the individual and the community as a whole.
About the Speaker:
Hannah Upton is the art educator at Thunderbolt Middle School. She graduated from NAU with a Bachelors of Science in Education with an emphasis in Art Education. She is currently in her fifth year of teaching in Lake Havasu Unified School district with her first four years focused on elementary art education. At the middle school level, Hannah teaches with a project-based curriculum in which students actively participate in the creative process while learning specific art skills and techniques. After school, she facilitates the bi-weekly Art Club that conceptualizes ways to beautify the school and community.