North Kingstown Elementary School Teacher honored with 2022 Art Education Leadership Award

Hamilton Elementary School art instructor Robin Kasparian is the recipient of Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership Award. The award honors pioneers in the art education community who continuously inspire their peers and engage students.

Kasparian’s peers and Artsonia selected her among thousands of instructors as one of 15 national winners of this award.

“Being recognized by Artsonia and my peers as a leader in arts education is such an honor,” Kasparian said in a statement provided to What’sUpNewp. “I spend hours every day ensuring that my art room runs smoothly, is organized and clean, and my students have the most cool and compelling lessons chock full of interesting art history, color theory, elements and principles of design, new techniques, and creative expression. When others notice all of the hard work and effort I put in to make my students feel appreciated and loved, I feel truly appreciated and valued.”

Kasparian is in her third year as an elementary school art instructor. However, she has been sharing her passion for art in a professional capacity her entire adulthood. Before becoming an elementary art teacher, Kasparian worked as an art director and graphic designer. She also founded an after-school art program and summer camp that prioritized teaching children art history. She ran the camp for several years before starting her current position.

“I love my job and I am inspired by my students every day,” Kasparian said. “My students enter my classroom with adorable notes, drawings, and cards telling me how much they love art class, and that makes me so happy. I am inspired each time my students get excited about their creations, and I see their self-esteem grow. Art class is a place where all students should feel safe, can express themselves, and feel successful.”

Anita Shire

Next Post

Artist, Realtor Buy Art Things

Fri Apr 22 , 2022
Comacell Brown (left) and Todd Powell are the new co-owners of Art Things at Maryland Hall. Photo: Steve Adams. By Steve Adams And just like that, Art Things has a new owner—make that a pair of co-owners: Comacell Brown, a lifelong Annapolitan, and Todd Powell, a longtime Annapolitan by way […]