OUR STAFFC.T. Hankins
Degrees and Certifications:
B.F.A Sculpture Herron School of Art and Design Indianapolis, IN
Mr. Chad (C.T.) Hankins
Expression is what keeps me feeling alive. If I let life keep me from creating, I genuinely get sad. In my aging years of thirty plus, I no longer get my kicks from skateboarding and sky-diving. My constant pursuit of expanding my reality through visual art expression helps me keep my hair and the crows feet at bay. As a graduate of Herron School of Art and Design, I have learned the importance of persistence and patience with completing highly finished art-work. In 2017 I represented Indianapolis as the Art Prize Pitch Night winner for our city. I represented conceptual art for Indianapolis in Grand Rapids, Michigan as one of six national grant winners.
My previous careers include five years at a credit union, two years teaching preschool, four very transformative years in art school and three years working day and night jobs while hustling to get public art grants and exhibit in gallery shows around Indianapolis.
My belief in the supreme importance of education and its empowering capability is why I am drawn again and again to teaching. Imagination and creativity are so important for our future leaders. As we continue to face age old problems in our communities, I hope to enhance creative solution skills for our scholars.