Alumni Profile: Santos Contreras, BFA Sculpture, 2006
For the past 6 years Santos has taught art at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School in Albuquerque. In recognition of his achievements as a teacher and artist, he was invited to present two lectures for the TEDxYouth Conference in Albuquerque in 2014 – events for which his students also did the stage design.
Check out Santos’s TED talks at the following links, in which Santos discusses curiosity, the creative process, and the future of art education!
In August of 2016, Santos will move to Doha Qatar, where he has been awarded a 2 year appointment teaching art, at the SEK International School.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t069EhD-kKoConnecting students’ curiosities with formal education