Courtney Coriell Williams holds a Master's in Art Education through University of the Cumberlands, as well as a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the Herron School of Art & Design. She has been giving art instruction since 2012 with experience in a private studio setting, and now as a visual art teacher in Jefferson County Public Schools. She began working with CFAC in 2016, and is so excited to be a part of this program, as she is an alumni herself.
What do you hope your students take away from your class?
My hope for my students is to not only learn valuable technical skills, but also to explore different media and ideas. Since our CFAC classes are unrestrained by class size, I love to introduce new methods and materials that students have possibly never tried before. The novelty of learning something new, paired with freedom from grading requirements allows students to problem solve, create, and get a little messy!
What is your favorite thing to teach and why?
I love to teach sculptural projects! This can take on many different forms and media from clay to paper mache. Students tend to respond really well to the challenge that 3-Dimensional work brings. I know that they don't get as much experience with this type of artwork in school, so I love to offer it whenever I can in CFAC. We've made giant art supplies to miniature animal heads, and everything in between!