Kristin started ARTK12 in the fall of 2000 with a small class of 6 students. Over the next eight years those La Mesa, California classes grew to over 60 students with a waiting list. In 2008 she closed down her classes to focus on homeschooling her son and writing ARTK12 curriculum. Kristin graduated from San Diego State University summa cum laude with a degree in history. For two years she studied painting with the renowned Spanish artist Sebastian Capella.
Kristin has over 20 books in print and has sold over 100,000 books. Her Draw the World series is a homeschool favorite and used by thousands of students across the USA.