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.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
BFA, Scientific Illustration
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Portraits of the Human Artifact, Garcia Wilburn Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Breathing Room: Australian Landscapes, Studi-O, Athens, GA