Visual Art Instuctor
Kristina Koon, grew in a home that allowed creativity to thrive. During her youth, life’s hiccups caused her family to move into the woods, to build a straw bale house, in the hopes of a more financially secure life. The inventiveness, vision, and out of the box problem solving that she witnessed in her youth has been an inspiration well into her adulthood. With the freedom and space that comes from living in the woods, many projects came to life. She painted graphics on her first car, splattered murals, made pottery, tied rope bridges through the trees, and much more.
Kristina went to college for two years for an art degree, then had four beautiful children. Her sketchbook slowly turned into a place of reflection. The art that was practiced became lessons such as patience, persistence, gratitude, and many more life skills. With this practice, Kristina entered competitions and set up at conventions. The conversations at these events were an excitement of art talk and sharing of skills. Her children grew and it was decided that homeschooling was in their path. The privilege of teaching her children led Kristina to leading a small homeschool group organizing activities and schedules. After the group dispersed, she taught a summer camp and a reading class in a local organization.
To teach students so that they may learn life tools, such as patience, focus, or the will to keep trying through learning art. Art can be fun, art can be easy, and sometimes art can be hard, Many lessons can be learned through this.