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Kristiana Cruse

I was born in Orange County, California and have lived here all of my life with my wonderful father and mother. I became interested in art in first grade, where I vividly remember drawing my first successful stick figure in class. Since then, I was able to take art lessons for a couple years and then was later brought to OCSA to grow more as an artist. Throughout my time at OCSA, I was pushed to grow as an artist and develop my own personal style throughout the years.

All of my teachers have supported me through all my experiences and have taught me how to grow not only as an artist but as a person. The medium that really helped me get a better grasp on my work is acrylic and watercolor. The reason these two mediums are my favorite is because they are so different yet so similar. Acrylic helps me put down thicker and more saturated lines while in contrast, watercolor is the exact opposite to me. It is always fun for me to explore the different uses I can put these two mediums to.

I will be attending Chapman University for their Studio Art program in the Fall of 2021, to continue pursuing my love for art. I will be minoring in business as well as obtaining my education credentials throughout these next years in college to become an art teacher in my future as well. I hope to eventually be able to open up my own art studio for lessons to give to other people who enjoy art and want to learn it.

My advice for my younger OCSA Classmates-
I advise all OCSA students to just seize every artistic opportunity you are given, whether that just be more free time to work on pieces or volunteering to help teach others house to paint and draw. Always have fun with what you are doing as well because growing as an artist, there will be mistakes and not every artwork is going to turn out exactly how you want it to. Everything is just an opportunity to grow more as an individual and as an artist.

11th, 12th Show Invite

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