Brian Cole - Artist/Teacher 

I have never liked the old adage, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” The best teachers are the ones that can and are more than proficient in their craft. I am constantly exploring, problem-solving and challenging myself to improve. A good teacher is a life-long learner and never truly ceases to be a student.

My teaching approach focuses on connecting art education to real-world applications including critical and creative thinking, project management and self-discipline to better prepare today’s student entering the workforce.  

I earned a BFA in Scientific Illustration from the University of Georgia and recently completed an MFA in Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. During the past 20 years I have taught high school classes ranging from communication arts to AP photography, publication layout, design and production, large-scale sculpture projects and intricate jewelry design.

In addition to teaching, I am an experienced administrator, having a dual role as Fine Arts Department Chair responsible for curriculum development and program improvements.  

 

Furthermore, over my career I have earned the respect of my peers and students and can confidently say I have led the growth of a successful visual arts program that is well regarded by parents, administration and the broader school community.

Education 

2016-2018

MFA, Photography

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

1991-1995

BFA, Scientific Illustration

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Exhibitions 

2018

Portraits of the Human Artifact, Garcia Wilburn Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011

Breathing Room: Australian Landscapes, Studi-O, Athens, GA

Contact Me

678-699-0161

 © Brian Cole

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