Kristen loves to teach all kinds of art, and has experience teaching book arts, altered books, hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics, digital stop motion animation and claymation, digital and analog (darkroom) photography, and 3D sculpture and assemblage. She also teaches traditional topics like drawing and painting. She has experience teaching studetns from preK through 12 including learners with special needs, learning differences and emotional and behavioral challenges.
Kristen makes and teaches art in a broad range of media. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Psychology with a concentration on Child Psychology from University of Vermont. She’s a licensed Art educator and masters of Art education candidate at St. Michael’s college. As a teaching artist, Kristen splits her time between her home studio and the classroom. She teaches at Burlington City Arts and Davis Studio, and has also taught visual arts for four schools in the Franklin County Supervisory Union After school program. Kristen was also recently selected to be on the teaching artist roster by the Vermont Arts Council.
Kristen’s own work focuses on project-based and intuitive mixed media painting and small scale assemblage. She exhibits her work locally and regionally in both group and solo shows, and has been selected for several juried exhibits. Her work is also held in private collections. She has completed artist residencies at the Rensing Center in South Carolina and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.