Christine Campbell is currently the full-time Art Education Program Director/Coordinator. She has taught drawing, design, and art education at UVM since 1986.
As a practicing artist and educator at universities and public schools, I have come to believe that making and teaching art use similar dispositions: awareness, flexibility, organization, and a desire to be excellent. Studio art deals with opening oneself up to the creative world, and art education deals with taking that passion for art into the lives of children.
The combination of teaching studio art and art education courses has influenced how I teach in both areas. My approach to teaching studio art has benefited from my work with the art education concept of breaking down the learning process so that every student has a chance to improve and flourish. Conversely, my approach to teaching art education has benefited from my understanding of the importance of being a passionate artist who can use critique as a way to reflect and improve one’s work, artistic or academic.
My goal for both studio and art education students is simple: don’t settle for being a good artist or teacher. Motivate yourself to learn, work hard, and become great at what you do.
Before coming to the University of Vermont in 1986, Christine taught in the public schools and at the university level in Lansing and Kalamazoo Michigan, and Charlotte North Carolina. She is married to Douglas Campbell, an orthopaedic surgeon, and has two daughters, Elizabeth and Mollie.
BFA Ohio Wesleyan University, Magna Cum Laude
MFA Western Michigan University, University Scholar
Permanent Collections: United States State Department, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ford Motor Company, Ardis James (University of Nebraska International Quilt Museum), Blumenthal and Associates Architects, Jack Lenore Larsen Design