Where creativity is nurtured, skills are acquired, and art is made
A North County native, Kathy Olson brings over 30 years of art education experience in public and private schools. She holds an Art Education Credential from Biola College and is the Visual Art Specialist at Vista Academy of Visual Arts where she teaches art to over 600 students weekly. She gives students a well rounded arts education in drawing, painting, clay, printmaking, mixed media, and sculpture integrated with science, math, and social studies. She is the 2015 Elementary Art Education of the Year for the California Art Education Association (CAEA). Kathy has also received the Artissimo Award for Excellence in Art Education from the San Diego chapter of CAEA. Most recently Kathy was awarded the Heroes of Vista Arts Educator of the Year from the Vista Education Foundation. When Kathy is not teaching art to youth, she enjoys creating in her home studio, antique collecting, leading art workshops for classroom teachers, photography, and traveling.