Kristen Ide

Kristen I.

San Diego, CA

About Kristen I.

Background check: Last verified 01/25/2017
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Kristen teaches: Females 9 to 45
Males 9 to 18
Teaching since: 2004
Last sign in: 5 days ago


I'm an artist and art educator. I've been making art for as long as I could hold a pencil. I studied Art Education because of my love for art making in several mediums and started teaching in 2004. My areas of interest are drawing, painting, hand lettering, book arts, and graphic design.

I help students to find inspiration, sharpen their creativity, build artistic skills, and master techniques. My lessons cover the foundations for any medium before proceeding to learn more advanced techniques so that students have a good starting point and won't feel frustrated later on. I work with teens and adults for college prep, artist development, or learning a fun and rewarding hobby.

I love my students and I love helping people. Let me help you grow your passions. Click the green button on my profile to get started!

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Time Lapse Part 1: For The Love Of Red


Workshop Instructor
Jan 2017 - Present
Art on 30th & The Art Stash

Private Art & Lettering Lessons Instructor
Aug 2016 - Present

Inspiration Coach (Paint Party Instructor)
Apr 2014 - Feb 2015
Inspire SD Studio

Craft Coordinator
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
MilSpouse Group on

Sales Associate & Workshop Instructor
Mar 2008 - Feb 2010
Paper Source

Interim Art Educator
Aug 2007 - Dec 2007
Smyrna High School

Exhibiting Artist & Art Instructor
Aug 2004 - May 2006
The Art House


M.F.A. in Media Design (coursework)
Aug 2016 - Jan 2017
Full Sail University
B.S. in Art Education
Aug 2000 - May 2007
Middle Tennessee State University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Teacher
May 2007
Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Art Education, K-12

4 Reviews on Kristen I.

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Lisa Feb 20, 2017
· Watercolor Painting · Online I loved this lesson! I am really interested in knowing everything there is to know about watercolor, and Kristen was very knowledgeable and thorough with her explanations. I've signed up for 5 more classes!
Melissa Feb 20, 2017
· Calligraphy · Online The class was a lot of fun. The tips and tricks were very helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone that wants to learn calligraphy.
Cami Feb 18, 2017
· Calligraphy · Online Kristen is super awesome! Just finished my 1st class with her, she is extremely friendly and helpful. I was having trouble with my computer & she was super patient. I can not speak more highly of her! Amazing teacher. Im looking forward to many more lessons with her!
Samuel Feb 11, 2017
· Drawing · Online My son said it was awesome!!
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