Erin Straine » Biography


Erin understands the value of single-sex education. She is an alumna of Padua Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Wilmington, Delaware. She earned her art degree in fashion design with a concentration in fine art from Parsons School of Design. In addition, she holds a B.S. in exercise science and sports medicine from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

Erin is a founding faculty member at Trinity Hall. She has had the pleasure of designing visual arts and design courses that are used to excite, engage, and encourage arts exploration at Trinity Hall. The arts curriculum at Trinity Hall has been well received and has grown its course offerings every year, including classes in industrial design and sculpture. Erin strives to educate herself professionally in order to keep up with new innovations occurring within design and technology. She has attended courses in arts management at the New York University School of Professional Studies and has recently earned her M.S. in strategic design and management from Parsons School of Design in NYC. She has built and operated her own accessories business and has worked with shows during NYC Fashion Week.

Erin believes anyone can be an artist. She believes art and design coexist and both are equally important while studying and practicing art and design. She strives to teach her students the importance of viewing the world differently by taking the time to properly train the eye to really “see” and observe everything around them. In her free time she loves to travel with her husband and three children, play with her pets, and is actively involved in her community.

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