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Cristina Benz, Art Teacher

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." -Scott Adams

Teaching Experience and Background

I have been teaching at Washburn High School since 2012. Previous to Washburn I taught at Edison HS, North HS, and the Urban Leauge Academy HS. I am grew up in Iowa City, Iowa. Go Hawks! I moved to the Twin Cities to attend my undergrad program at St. Catherine University. I enjoy creating my own work outside of teaching, practicing yoga and kickboxing, cooking, and traveling the world!


  • A.S. Environmental Science, 2003
  • B.A. Art and Education, 2008
  • M.A. Education, 2016
  • Certificate in Literacy, 2010


I  currently teach Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, and Studio Art. I hope to expose my students to a variety of mediums and artists from around the world and the Twin Cities.