Kathy HerrmannDepartment Co-Chair & Assistant Professor of Art
BS, Art Education, Taylor University
Advice to Incoming Students
Leaving home and moving to a university campus is an exciting, and at the same time, a bit of an overwhelming experience. Everything is new and different from the familiar faces and places that have been your life for 18 years. Allow yourself time to adjust to your new surroundings, be patient with yourself and others. Make a genuine effort to participate in activities and get involved with your wing and the new people you meet. Be diligent in your studies and intentional about your time and how you spend it. Spend time with the Lord daily and ask Him to direct your paths!
Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor
My years at Taylor have been blessed by all the students I have had the privilege of interacting with, both in and outside of the classroom. I continue to be amazed at the places God takes them and the classrooms around the world in which they have had the opportunity to teach and inspire the next generation of artists.
Jewelry making, Enameling, Interior Design, gardening, travel, spending time outdoors
Major Career Accomplishments
Kathy Herrmann manages Art Education Community Programs, including:
- After School Art: a four-week program for ART 310 Elementary Art Methods students to give elementary school children Art lessons one day a week.
- Summer Fine Art Camp: a five-day program for children from Kindergarten through High School taught by Art and Education majors.
- Private Art Lessons: one-hour weekly lessons given for an entire semester by Art and Art Education majors to children from Kindergarten through High School.
- Community Art Service: Art Education majors in ART 210 Introduction to Art Education give ten hours of Art service to the Upland community. Experiences range from giving Art lessons to at-risk students, providing Art activities at local school functions, and painting mural on buildings in downtown Upland.