ArtVentures Owner & Instructor
Kristen is a fun and adventurous art educator who is passionate about helping kids develop their creativity and curiosity through artistic exploration. Kristen received a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in printmaking and art history from Colorado State University. During this time, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy where she fell in love with photography, architecture and travel. After teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in Costa Rica and preschool in Denver she attended Metro State University and received her K-12 art education licensure. She taught in Denver Public Schools for 6 years and Stargate Charter School for 2 years before deciding to stay at home with her son, Maverick, continuing to teach outside of the classroom leading ArtVentures. In her free time she loves spending time on her pottery wheel at home, hiking with her family and taking her son swimming.