Teacher to Know educates “art” & soul!

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — This Teacher to Know helps all ages create art.

Ella Brown Dunn’s classroom is an open space for creativity. She started teaching a few grades and now, teaches the whole student body at Next Generation.

She shares her students’ art with the community. Each year, they put on an art show with hundreds of pieces. They’ve also collaborated with an Urbana hospital which features the art.

Dunn says showcasing her students’ art is important and she wants them to know they’re capable of anything. They do everything from modeling clay to painting.

Dunn has been teaching at Next Generation for the past seven years. Before that, she knew, at a young age, it was the job for her.

Dunn says she also encourages her students to think outside the box. She says it’s a skill they can use throughout their lives.

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