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Christy Kreps » Welcome to CHS Art!

Welcome to CHS Art!

Welcome to CHS Art!

My Name is Christy Kreps. I am looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year. I have a lot of interesting and fun activities to stretch your creativity! During art, I want students to think outside of the box, experience new media and really push their creativity, visual thinking and knowledge.

This is my 39th year of teaching.  I still love fall and the excitement for the beginning of a new year.  I have taught all grades, kindergarten through high school except second grade. Some of the students at CHS I had in elementary school as first graders. Each grade level is special, from the Kindergarten student's excitement to the Senior's graduation, I enjoy each and every aspect of the school experience.

Let' do ART!

If you should have any questions, please feel free to email me: <>

You may click on your class below and find links to the syllabus, independent assignments, and equipment checkout (for cameras).






I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pacific Lutheran University with an emphasis in photography and sculpture and a Bachelor of Arts in Education K-12 from Pacific Lutheran University.  My minors are Natural Science and Social Science.

I received my 5th year from Pacific Lutheran University and have continued my graduate studies through University of Puget Sound, Seattle Pacific, Portland State and Pacific Lutheran University.

I participated in the TELDEC Grant (Technology) and the Gates Foundation Grant.  I have an extensive technology background. In 2006-2007 I received, Teacher of the Year for Whitson Elementary and the Whites Salmon School District and in 2014-2015 for Columbia High School.

Bio: Poulsbo, Washington is my hometown.  My great grandparents were Scandinavian immigrants that founded the town.  My grandfather and father were commercial fishermen in the Puget Sound. My father started as a teacher and moved on to owning Edgren Insurance Agency.  My brother is currently running the business, Edgren , Hecker and Lemmon Insurance Agency.

After graduating North Kitsap High School, I attended Pacific Lutheran University..  I began my teaching career in the Bethel School District, primarily teaching kindergarten and first grade.  I then moved to the Columbia River Gorge and taught in the Mill A School District for three years.  

In 1992, I started teaching 8th grade Language Arts for Henkle Middle School and then moved to Whitson where I taught Kindergarten and First Grade.  Currently, I'm teaching art and yearbook at Columbia High School.


Below are some of my favorite photos that I've taken.