B.S. – Hollins University
Being an art teacher is the perfect job for Augusta, because it combines her two passions: art and children. She began teaching art at St. Nicholas in the 2005.
Augusta knew she wanted to be an artist at a very early age, asking for sketchpads, paints and pencils for birthday and Christmas each year. She grew up taking art lessons and followed this love throughout her years at Girls Preparatory School, and Hollins University where she graduated with a major in Studio Art and a minor in Religious Studies. She spent a semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh taking classes in philosophy and religion and visited many art galleries in Scotland and England.
Before becoming an elementary art teacher, she was a youth director at Signal Mountain Presbyterian and taught art at Siskin Children’s Institute. Augusta will call on her experience in art and religious studies to instruct BBS students.
In addition to teaching art, she is a busy wife and mother. Her husband, Adam, works in the day admissions department at McCallie, and they have three daughters. Ruthie, Mary Mae, and Finney, and the five Webb’s are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new baby Webb in early January.
Augusta loves hearing students say, ‘I really am an artist!” She believes that everyone can be an artist, and tells her students that every day. When they realize it for themselves, she has been successful. Art is for everyone, and everyone can make art.