Becoming More Fully Human: Art Education as Stewarding the Physical

Jim Watkins discusses art education as stewarding the physical.

As art educators we are teaching students to love, understand and respect the physical world. This session aims to situate art education within the larger project of becoming more fully human. By bringing the doctrine of creation into conversation with art education, this seminar aims to explore three different ways that the arts can enrich and shape a student’s relationship to the physical world.

Jim Watkins

Dr. Jim Watkins teaches upper school humanities and bible at Veritas School in Richmond, VA. He received a PhD through the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St Andrews. He also studied at Regent College (M.C.S., Christianity and the Arts) and Wheaton College (B. A., Studio Art). He is currently revising his forthcoming book Creativity as Sacri ce: Toward a Theological Model for Creativity in the Arts (Fortress Press, Fall 2014).

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