Evan Hagan is a Ceramist, Illustrator, and Educator with almost two decades of experience working in the arts. His artwork has been exhibited in numerous juried shows, invitationals, and private collections, both nationally and internationally.
He first began working in clay at the age of 15 when he was accepted as an apprentice to The Peoria Art Guild in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. Training as an apprentice for 2 years before continuing his creative practices in college, Evan studied under professional artists who mentored him in a multitude of artistic disciplines. His areas of expertise include illustration, sculpture, mold making and casting, printmaking, photography, and his life’s passion; ceramics.
Evan has taught in community centers, public schools, and outdoor education centers around the continental U.S. and abroad. Evan’s teaching style focuses on many of the tenants of experiential education. He puts his students at the center of their learning, assisting them in setting and accomplishing their own creative goals, purposefully engaging with his learners in direct experience and focused reflection. His primary goal: develop in each student an interest in, and the ability to express themselves creatively and artistically.
Evan Hagan currently serves as the director of the historic Educational Alliance Art School on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NY. He began his work in EA Art School’s ceramics studio over five years ago as an instructor before being swiftly promoted to studio manager, then assistant director. He brings his characteristic creativity, commitment, and ingenuity to his role as director and is excited for each opportunity to improve upon the exemplary programs offered by Educational Alliance Art School.
Learn more about Evan and view his artwork at his website: Evan Hagan: Ceramist & Illustrator