About the Teacher
Jason Blair has been teaching art since the fall of 2002. Prior to his current role, he has worked with elementary age children in summer camp programs, latchkey programs, art camps and through organized sports. Upon completing a BA and MA at The Ohio State University in Art Education, Mr. Blair was hired to begin the art program at his current elementary school. In 2020, Mr. Blair begins a new chapter, developing the art program at Abraham Depp Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio.
Mr. Blair has worked tirelessly to establish a high quality and rigorous art education program for his students. As a dedicated art educator, Mr. Blair has engaged in multiple opportunities to better himself as a teacher and in the process, provide a rich and creative environment for his students to grow.
Mr. Blair has taught elementary art for 18 years. He has also taught classes through Ashland University, served on several Visual Arts Graded Course of Study committees, responsible for writing the visual arts curriculum for the school district, presented student work at local conferences, as well as National conferences in Chicago, Boston, New York, California, Baltimore, and Texas to name a few. Mr. Blair has lead workshops throughout the state of Ohio on growing creative thinkers. Recently, Mr. Blair served as he inaugural Teacher-Leader-in-Residence at the Columbus Museum of Art, and is currently working with the museum and Harvard University’s Project Zero on a 3 year research project.
His students have partnered with local artists, displayed work in local businesses, and been featured in several publications. A year long collaborative project his students worked on, was exhibited at the prestigious Columbus Museum of Art as well.
Mr. Blair begins his nineteenth year teaching and learning from his students.
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