William Wenzel is a fine artist, commercial illustrator and educator from the Chicago area. After obtaining his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Savannah College of art And Design, Mr. Wenzel worked as a freelance illustrator and painter. He became deeply interested in visual arts education and received his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Columbia College Chicago. An integrated and interdisciplinary arts curriculum is the organizing principle within Mr. Wenzel’s classroom. The learning experiences provided to students will equip them with critical skills that can be brought outside of the art classroom and applied to other disciplines and contexts. Students will learn how to interpret visual culture and manipulate visual languages in a way that gives them access to more powerful expressive modes.