Mrs. McClay

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Mrs. McClay

Kristina McClay

kjmcclay@bcbe.org

education and certifications:

UWF TeacherReady, Certification

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude   Auburn University

 In my years of teaching, I have been fortunate to teach Art at every grade level. Art is magical through the eyes of younger elementary students. When I entered the cafeteria each day, I was cheered on as if I were a rock star. Exciting, yes, but my true passion is in the secondary level. I love seeing the progression of skill and confidence in my students as they realize everyone can be an artist. We may not all grow into becoming Picassos, but we may find a lifelong pastime.

I love Art: classical to contemporary, elaborate to minimalistic, the weirder the better. I am not happy unless I am creating. I am a maker, a creative. I paint, create graphic art, create pattern design, and I own two Etsy shops. When I am not teaching or creating, you can find me curled in my reading chair with a good book or sharing life’s adventures with my awesome and supportive family, husband Sean and my two daughters, Hayden and Moxie.

My goal for this and every year: bring the magic back with art.

 

Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.

                                                                       

                                                                                    -Pablo Picasso