In addition to teaching full time at Buckman Heights Elementary school, Heather Erwin operates STUDIO 215 on the fourth floor of the Hungerford Building in Rochester, New York while fostering several collaborations with other local artists and continuously exploring new creative outlets (visual, musical and language).
The ability not only to allow yourself to dream, but to be encouraged to follow those dreams, is central to Erwin’s philosophy of teaching and life. “In life we take risks and I talk to students about starting a business and taking risks,” said Erwin. “You put yourself out there and you take risks and you follow your heart. That’s what I’m trying to teach them, that it’s okay to follow your heart.”