Kasie’s Story: Art Major Video

Kasie remembers being asked in kindergarten what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her answer was an artist, and that has been her answer her whole life. Kasie is an Art Major at UW-Green Bay and is also pursuing a minor in Psychology, putting her on the art therapy track. For this, she’s taken numerous classes in both art and psychology, but some of her favorites have been in printmaking and photography. Getting her bachelor’s degree wasn’t easy as a returning adult student with a 9-year-old son and a job, but she’s resilient and pushed to achieve her dream.

[Note to reader: this video includes information about UW-Green Bay’s Bachelor of Arts in Art]

Transcript: I remember in kindergarten getting up in front of the school and them asking what I wanted to be when I grew up and it was an artist and that has been my answer my whole life. Being a Art major with a preemphasis in Art Therapy, I’ve have taken a lot of art classes, Intro Art classes, intermediate and advanced and I’ve also taken a lot of psychology classes. So, with those psychology classes, I actually will be able to graduate with a minor in psychology as well. Some of my favorite classes are, I’m taking a Fiber and Textiles class right now and I have learned to knit, crochet and weave within like two or three weeks. I have taken painting classes, which were amazing. Getting to see someone else’s process and then coming up with your own ideas and I just enjoy working with other students in the classroom. So, I feel like I have a lot of favorite classes but I would definitely say of all the classes that I’ve taken Printmaking, Photography and a lot of the psychology classes. Those were all just such a wonderful program that uh I just learned so much. I’ve worked with so many amazing professors at UW-Green Bay. Having that one-on-one, small classroom sizes, getting to work with artists and professionals that want to teach us. I get to kind of play with what I want to do next. So, one thing that I am excited to do is to work with adolescents, young children, people who have dealt with trauma. Art can be so therapeutic. Find ways for them to express themselves is such a passion of mine that I would not have been able to do, had I not come back to school. And I’m excited for what my future will be.

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