An art education is hugely important. It enables the individual to critically evaluate the world in which they live in and think out of the box. Art education has suffered due to recent changes to education and it is vital that we continue to promote the values of art and design in order to not only enable young people to be innovators, but also because it broadens their ability to think laterally and problem solve. The greatest discoveries have been made by creative individuals who have taken risks and made mistakes along the way.
Consider everything around you; the chair you are sat on, architecture, your car, a hospital bed, your phone, everything starts with the creative mind. It is a privilege to teach this to others and in turn it has influenced and inspired my own practice as an artist.
Art is a way of understanding and dealing with the world around us.