Name: Kristin Joyce Age: 29
Where were you born? Madison, Wisconsin
How long have you been at Grove? Just about 6 years, since Fall 2004
What school did you graduate from? University of WI - Madison
What is your degree? Bachelor of Science in Art Education
What are your specialties in Art? Screen Printing, Art Metals, Crafts, Sewing
What are your favorite classes to teach? Fashion, Video Production, Painting, Drawing, Crafting for Etsy, Art Around the World
Why did you become an Art Teacher? Because I looooove art and I like to see people get inspired by art and creating things.
Why did you decide to move to Grove? It was my first job out of college and I wanted a unique experience!
What is your favorite aspect of Art? Art is everywhere. Learning about art helps you learn about so many other subjects.
Did you space out in class a lot and doodle? Yes - and I was always, ALWAYS the last person to clean up and leave the art room.
Who is/are your favorite artist(s)? Egon Schiele, Pablo Picasso, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Art Nouveau Poster Artists
What or who is your greatest influence in art? My dad, my elementary (Mrs Parsen), middle school (Mr. Anderson) and high school art teachers (Monica Urbanik).
What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend? Eat crepes, shop for shoes or fabric, sew, do glamour shots.
Why did you choose art? It chose me!
If you could choose one other career what would it be? Fashion Designer
What is your favorite color? Purple and pistachio green.
Who is your favorite style icon? Milla Jovovich, Drew Barrymore, Flight of the Conchords, and Art Nouveau as a style.
If you could make one crazy fashion choice, what would it be? I'd wear dresses and heels everyday, it's just too bad that I just get tired feet!
Would you rather be a famous artist or an art teacher? Why can't I be both?!
Best piece of advice? Listen to your art teachers (Ashley, Stacey, Embly and me too). We are VERY smart people.
Anything else you want us to know? Everyone should have some type of artistic and creative activity they enjoy doing. If you don't, you should take one of our classes. We'll help you find it.
(Please check out works of art by Kristin's favorite artists below.)
Picasso - First Steps
Egon Schiele - The Artist's Wife