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Artrageous with Nate is an Emmy award winning video series that strives to educate and inspire creativity in middle-high school aged students through interactive lessons in art, science and history. Each episode focuses on the history of a renowned artist or innovator and their creativity, demonstrates relevant scientific principles and teaches viewers how to apply the interactive experience by creating their own pieces at home or school.
Art educator Nate Heck started Artrageous with Nate in 2010 in response to the growing number of student art program budgets being cut across the country. Although school administrators are aiming to bring focus to standardized testing, research by the Americans for the Arts shows that the arts actually improve test scores, increase college graduation rates and decrease teen delinquency.
However, even with the proven positive effects of the arts, we still see the art disciplines separate from science, math, and engineering. This is why Artrageous seeks to show how creativity and innovation find it’s way into so many areas outside of the art room. Our goal is not to necessarily create artists, but to show how important and transformative creativity and innovation are whether you are a doctor, designer, realtor, teacher, lawyer, leader, etc.
Artrageous with Nate‘s vision is to reach as many children, parents and teachers as possible in order to bridge this gap and foster a powerful generation of innovators. At this point, three episodes have been created and more than 100,000 kids and adults watched. We had support from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Foundation, Chihuly Studio , Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, and many other companies, organizations and institutions throughout the country.
But we need your help to take our mission to the next level.
President/Founder, Executive Producer & Host
I am passionate about creativity. I live for McGyvor moments that allow us to tap into the process of being creative & innovative. After teaching and experiencing art both within the states and abroad, I decided to start creating interactive videos focusing on creativity and innovation. Three years ago I started Artrageous with Nate which is an Emmy award winning video series that strives to educate and inspire creativity through interactive episodes combining art, science, history, and culture.
I have also worked in multimedia development, consulting, web design, and design and technology. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education & Telecommunications from Ball State University and a Master’s in Educational Technology from Indiana University. I also can hold my own in the kitchen and on a unicycle, however, not typically in tandom.
Vice President of Production, WFYI-TV
With 38 years in broadcast journalism, Clayton has served as a reporter, producer
and executive producer. Since arriving at WFYI in 2001, he has led a significant expansion
of WFYI Productions, upgrading the station’s production department dramatically increasing the growth of locally —originating programming. He has see about 30 local productions go into national distribution in recent years, and several more are in the pipeline. Since 2004, WFYI has received 177 Emmy Award nominations and 83 Emmys, including two consecutive wins for Station of Excellence in the Lower Great Lakes Regional Emmy competition. WFYI was named Indiana Public Television Station of the Year by the Indiana Association of Broadcasters for three consecutive years.
Vice President of Operations
With a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, Amy is passionate about interdisciplinary education, mission-driven service, and strategic planning. She has worked in community-based health education and planning as an administrator at the Marion County Health Department and has volunteered at Indianapolis Public Schools, both in classrooms and in district-level administration. As a mother of five, she wants to ensure that her children are armed with critical thinking skills and an ability to make connections among disciplines. She hopes those tools will
help them develop creative habits and a lifelong love of learning.
For over 13 years, Kelly has worked successfully with writers, designers, and account directors
to create high quality, effective marketing solutions for a variety of businesses. From ad campaigns to brand overhauls (and everything in between), she enjoys the design process and knows what it takes to deliver strong creative for Artrageous with Nate. Kelly has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Ball State University.
Throughout her career, she has designed for a variety of brands, including: SunTrust Mortgage, Charlotte Ballet, TIAA-CREF, Autism Charlotte, Time Warner Cable, Bank of America, BellSouth, Duke Energy, The Ivey, Norton, United Healthcare, Wood Designs, Dale Jarrett Ford, Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Border Concepts, Beacon Partners, YMCA of Greater Charlotte, and Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.
Interactive Media & Marketing Specialist
Currently a Mobile Strategist at Bluebridge Digital, Katie is passionate about working
with clients to create apps that truly align with their branding and communications efforts. Katie brings 6 years of experience in public relations, marketing, web-design, and branding to Artrageous. She has served both nonprofit and for profit companies, including the United Way of Central Indiana and Heartland Film Festival. Katie received her Bachelor’s in Marketing and Master’s in Public Relations from Ball State University.
Creative Construction Manager
An artist in his own right, Jeremy has 16 years’ experience as a contractor, specializing in wood framing. He possesses a creative passion for welding, inheriting a creative eye from his grandfather, who owned a design and decorating business. Jeremy oversees all structural designs required for filming of Artrageous episodes and for community art experiences.
Adam arrived in the world of audio by way of a music degree, a love of technology and a desire to help people make great art. He loves working with others to create and tweaking good ideas until they become great ones. He brings great skill to Artrageous in the space where the creative and technical spheres collide. As Designer & Audio Specialist at OrangeWave Creative Media, Adam provides clients with media solutions that help them effectively reach their desired audience, including television commercials, radio commercials, websites, and original music.
Videographer & Editor
Andy is the founder of Granola Video. A native Hoosier, he studied video design & production at Indiana University, graduating with a BA in Telecommunications. Through his work behind the camera, Andy strives to create beautiful visuals that tell powerful stories.
Advisor, Creative Marketing
Isaac is drawn to creative endeavors. With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics Design, Isaac’s career has focused on marketing, strategy, and brand identity. He brings 9 years of experience to developing engaging marketing strategies for early stage organizations. Isaac loves finding ways to communicate concepts and ideas in creative ways that engage consumers.
Marketing and Business Development
Marketer. Innovator. Connector. With over 15 years in corporate marketing leadership, Jason Williams has worked with some of the world’s largest consumer product and retail brands. He is also Executive Director of the Centric innovation network where Jason is helping build a thriving, local community to drive recognition of Indiana as a global center of innovation. Jason firmly believes in the magic of exploring, curiosity and humans. When you step outside of your comfort zone and discover new people, places, ideas and events, that is when magic happens.
We cannot make Artrageous with Nate a reality without a wide range of passionate people.
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