Heather Hanline, Marea Haslett, & Albie McCann
Heather Hanline’s artwork has been exhibited in group exhibitions in galleries throughout Georgia including Brenau University Galleries in Gainesville, North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega and the Averitt Art Center in Statesboro.
In addition, her work is in a number of private collections, including the Brenau University Permanent Collection and various personal collections. Ms. Hanline is a skilled, certified educator in the arts with numerous years of experience teaching traditional and alternative photography and graphic design in public high school as well as private lessons.
Heather Hanline was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a B.A. in Commercial Art from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia and a M.Ed. from Leslie University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Instilling the practice of creating and developing artwork as an investigation is the cornerstone of my teaching. The process is more important than the product. Leading students to achieve personal and academic success in my ongoing goal.
I have been teaching for over 20 years with over 17 years in high school art programs. Currently, I am teaching in the drawing and painting track from Visuals Arts I through AP Studio. I hold an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a BS in Art Education from University of North Georgia. Works of mine are in several private collections nationwide, at the University of North Georgia and in various shows in the Atlanta area.
I was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in the Atlanta area and California. I share my journey with my husband, and our two sons.
Observation and the innovative use of techniques, materials, and tools to create are the characteristics of an artist. The ability to impart knowledge, understanding, and confidence to individuals are the characteristics of a teacher. My intention as an art teacher is to act as a catalyst: to encourage, question, and discover through making... instilling a passion for continual learning.
2008: North Georgia College and State University, B.S. in Art Education
2004: Penn State University, B.F.A. in Sculpture
Areas of Expertise: Metal working (welding/fabricating), Foundry (metal pouring), Casting/Life Casting (plaster/wax/rubber/etc.), Fine Metals (jewelry making/soldering), Ceramics (hand building/wheel throwing), Wood working, Installation Art, Painting (oil/watercolor/acrylic/tempera), Drawing (graphite/charcoal/ink/etc.)