“Hi! My name is Kathleen Kaelin. I hail from Burke, Virginia, across the railroad tracks from Fairfax. I became enthralled with art as soon as I held a crayon. Education likewise became a passion at a young age as I tutored math and reading to several neighbors. I attended the University of Mary Washington from 2004 to 2008. During my senior year at college, I was honored with a departmental award in printmaking for a monoprint of spilt strawberries.and graduated in 2008 with a BA in studio art and a collegiate professional license in prekindergarten-12th grade education. During the processing of my licensure and since that time, I have been working with a range of age groups at various daycares, selling and commissioning art when possible. Presently, I work with 16 two-year old children while collaborating with an incredible team of teachers at The Creative Side. I long to be an art teacher at a public or private school and am excited that I have the opportunity to teach art in such a positive environment. Working with children motivates me to continue my own education in art and art-making. My preferred media include chalk pastel, oil pastel, and charcoal; I also enjoy printmaking and photography to a great extent. The subjects of my choosing are people and animals in candid scenes of great emotion or movement with a heightened attentiveness to the play of light and application of color”
The Creative Side Inc.’s practice doing street painting for the Via Colori Street Painting Festival in Fredericksburg Va. Another hot day, the black asphalt was especially ‘burn-y’. It was extremely fun, and way easier that we anticipated, though it was somewhat like painting on a hot stovetop!
The Creative Side Inc’s Cardboard Castle for the 2010 Children’s Art Expo in Fredericksburg, Va. We went with a Roman theme this year, complete with columns and an “open air” design. Unfortunetly for us, it was the hottest day of the year, somehow, the kids didn’t mind that as much as we did!