Immersive honors class gives students once-in-a-lifetime experience (VIDEO)

Girl sits in sand and paints

By Jerry Anderfuren

Not many people can say they learned a particular skill from a world-renowned expert. But thanks to HON240, Northern Arizona University students can.

The class offers honors students the chance to improve a particular skill by learning from an artist-in-residence. The program, which started in 2012 with painter Bruce Aiken, recently expanded to include painter Shonto Begay, photographer Dawn Kish and writer Kevin Fedarko, who take students out in the field to build on particular skills.

NAU-TV recently joined Aiken and his students in the Grand Canyon as they tried to capture the beauty of the national park on canvas.

NAU Communications