Hanna, Ashley (Digital Design & Technology)

picI am so excited for my 4th year at Owen High School as a Warhorse! This year I will be teaching Digital Design and Animation 1, Multimedia & Webpage Design, Game Art Design, and Advanced Game Art Design. These exciting classes focus on the skills and techniques needed to pursue careers and/or further education in art and design, 3D modeling, animation, video game design, computer science, and other creative and technical careers. 

I approach my curriculum from an artistic perspective.  If one wants to be an excellent designer, it is important to understand how to make ideas come to life in visually appealing and ethical ways. By exploring creative ideas, students will learn and practice the technical skills needed to run powerful industry-standard software that is currently used in the creative design workforce. In my classes, I encourage collaboration and communication, and professionalism; all skills students will need to succeed in a global workforce.

Before moving to Asheville, I taught Visual Art in Knoxville, TN. I earned a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Lincoln Memorial University in 2012.  Prior to that, I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta with a BFA in Studio Art, and I also hold an Associate degree in Video Production. I have worked in management, television and film, photography, and as an artist showing work locally, regionally and nationally.

I am happy to be pursuing my lifelong dream of being a teacher, and I love my job. I am so excited to share the combination of the knowledge and expertise I gained through my education and experiences with my students. It truly is a joy for me to see students succeed and excel in self-expressive and creative ways.

Please feel free to contact me anytime at ashley.kuykendall@bcsemail.org.