David Warren, assistant professor of printmaking and art education at Henderson State University, has been named art educator of the year by the Arkansas Art Educators Association.
Warren has been a member of the Henderson faculty since 2008.
“This is a great honor that they give to different educators every year from across the state,” Warren said. “We at Henderson are proud to be connected to the association.”
The association includes teachers from K-12 and higher education.
“To be recognized by these artists and teachers is something really special and it means a lot to me and to the university,” he said.
Warren organizes professional development workshops each summer for teachers where they work with Warren and other art professors and artists. One-on-one training sessions are provided in the various art studios.
Other workshops target younger students.
With an interest in many printmaking techniques, he shares a variety of western printmaking methods including etching, lithography, and relief printing, as well as eastern techniques such as Japanese methods.