“I heard a bird sing in the dark of Dece

Janja Batič

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”― Rabindranath Tagore

Bio

Janja Batič was born in 1977 in Maribor. Even as a child, she loved drawing and painting. In second grade of elementary school she wrote that she wanted to become an art teacher when she grew up. So it was no surprise that she decided to study art education. She met her future husband Primož Krašna in college. She lives with her husband and two children in the countryside near Maribor. Janja is engaged in teaching and research work. She loves long walks in nature, hanging out with family and friends, and visiting galleries and museums.

Education

J anja Batič has a BA from the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor, and an MA and a PhD from the Faculty of Education at the University of Ljubljana.

Employment

She is an assistant professor for art education at the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. Her research area includes art education, visual literacy, multimodal literacy and picture books research.