Kristen Blaker

Vermont Arts Exchange Teaching Artist


Kristen Blaker began working at the Vermont Arts Exchange in 2012 and is excited to teach art through the VAE/VSNB partnership again this year. Before coming to Vermont, Mrs. Blaker taught elementary and middle school art and provided art classes for the community out of her studio in Colorado. During the past five years since moving to Vermont, she has enjoyed teaching art to a diverse group of students ranging from veterans to people with developmental disabilities,
and youth who have experienced severe trauma. When she is not teaching art, you might find Mrs. Blaker with her three very creative young children at the library, the park, playing tennis, or swimming at our favorite lake. Mrs. Blaker believes in the power of creativity to help students
transform, heal, empower, and grow. Mrs. Blaker has a master’s degree in Education and a B.A. in Psychology.