Tim Rollins (MFA Art Practice faculty) was recently profiled on masslive.com for his project at the Renaissance Public School in Springfield, MA, that focused on the work of W.E.B. Du Bois. Rollins talks about his decades-long work with at-risk youth through art education: I think art is the best way to learn math, science, political studies, anything because it’s about making knowledge,it’s not just about the consumption of knowledge and the tests and what not, it’s about creativity and the kids love it,” said Rollins. “My kids in New York, they hated school but they loved art, so I took their love of art and made them love education, and that’s how most of them got into major art schools and colleges.

Tim Rollins (MFA Art Practice faculty) was recently profiled on masslive.com for his project at the Renaissance Public School in Springfield, MA, that focused on the work of W.E.B. Du Bois. Rollins talks about his decades-long work with at-risk youth through art education: I think art is the best way to learn math, science, political studies, anything because it’s about making knowledge,it’s not just about the consumption of knowledge and the tests and what not, it’s about creativity and the kids love it,” said Rollins. “My kids in New York, they hated school but they loved art, so I took their love of art and made them love education, and that’s how most of them got into major art schools and colleges.