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Welcoming students back to our 10th year in operation

CATC students and instructors returned for the 2013-14 school year–10th year in operation for CATC–and got right to work. The theme of study this semester is “The Hero’s Journey” based on writer Joseph Campbell’s framework for accountability in which everyone is the hero of his or her own life, and one’s growth is achieved or prevented by how one responds to challenge. Orientation included multi-media presentations illustrating the process one goes through in order to use life changes and other challenges as a catalyst to personal growth. Examples from popular culture such as Harry Potter and Star Wars helped drive the concepts home. The students will express through their art the ways in which the Hero’s Journey applies to their own lives. They’ll also have the opportunity to discuss, in groups, how their personal choices and decisions create both their art and their futures. See full slide show