Joel Froehle began teaching art at Inver Hills in 2009. Joel teaches Sculpture I and II, Drawing, 2D Design and 3D Design. He earned an M.F.A. in Artisanry/Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a B.A. in Studio Art and Biology from St. Olaf College.

"One of my goals as an instructor is to teach students how to skillfully manipulate materials while at the same time developing strong concepts for their work," Joel said, regarding his teaching philosophy. "The process of making art teaches us to be better at critical thinking, communication and empathy."

Joel considers his students the best part of teaching at Inver Hills, especially the creative solutions they come up with every semester.

To learn more about Joel and his ceramic sculptures and pottery, visit Joel Froehle.