Joey Hatch earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art Education with a minor in Classical Animation from the Academy of Art University in 2014. She also holds a Master of Science in Art Education from Illinois State University where she focused on the effects of art education on students’ overall academic success and effective arts education programming for special populations. Joey worked at Illinois Art Station during her graduate studies before accepting the full time Program Coordinator position in 2020. She is passionate about sharing her love of learning, color, and art in all its forms with young artists at IAS.