Shawn Winebrenner, Art
My name is Shawn Winebrenner and I’m beyond excited to be joining Asheville Primary School as the Visual Arts Teacher for both the Montessori and Preschool.
My educational experience includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in photography and an Art K-12 Teaching Licensure from the University of North Carolina Asheville. I also hold a Visual Arts/Graphic Design degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta.
I'm a firm believer in the power of art education and have witnessed how it plays an essential role in the overall development of children. Creativity is an expression of ourselves; through music, literature, and the visual arts all students have a better opportunity to become who they are destined to be.
Part of my focus for the arts curriculum is to introduce to students the contributions, characteristics, and techniques of those from the traditional canon of art but to also celebrate the importance, beauty, and relevance of lesser known artists and their extraordinary cultures.
I’ve been a part of the Asheville community for eleven years and feel extremely fortunate to be contributing to something so great at Asheville Primary School. When not teaching, I’m an active participant in local equity/equality work, attend various music concerts, and spend quality time with my husband and our two loving cats.