I am an artist and educator. I have been teaching in the Greensboro community for 12 years. I specialize in art education, art production, and program development. I believe that creation is a form of meditation and a tool for transformation- making space between the noisy chatter of the mind and connecting us to the deeper and quieter parts of ourselves. This philosophy guides my work. I offer a variety of art programs that relax the mind, nourish the soul, and restore the spirit.
Creative Consciousness is my absolute passion! (Learn more on my website)
Sacred Teaching, Creative Expression, Peaceful Practice.
Kara taught my Girl Scout Brownie troop 2 art lessons for them to earn their painting badge. The girls were all completely engaged- maybe the only meetings this year where that was the case. They learned how to paint portraits. Kara balanced teaching them technique with letting their creativity shine through. Best Brownie meetings of the year. I feel so lucky to have someone with her skills available to our kids in Greensboro.
Kara was amazing with my daughter. She wanted to transform her room into a “secret garden”- basically paint a mural on the walls. I was obviously anxious, so I had the good sense to hire Kara to “help” her. Kara listened to all of my 8 year olds ideas and taught her how to draw every flower in the massive mural. Anything that seemed a little unusual, she made sure to run by me first to make sure it was ok. She bought all the paints and made it a painless experience. Her patience was incredible, as this was very detailed work and took many sessions, My daughter never got bored with it because Kara has an amazing teaching style. My daughter getting to learn one on one from Kara is a priceless experience that will be hard to top. It will no doubt be a defining part of her childhood. Her room is gorgeous- Kara made sure to perfect the (inevitable) smudges and the result is a masterpiece. Sam is so proud that she painted the room herself. Everyday when I go in it, I am stunned again by its beauty and in awe that my daughter can now paint like that. Her confidence as an artist soared after this experience. Please email me at [email protected] if you’d like to see a photo. And hire Kara - it will be a choice you will never regret.
Kara is a gifted teacher and an amazing person. She taught my daughter middle school art for 2 years. She is the reason my daughter fell in love w art and is currently graduating from college soon with a degree in Art with teaching licensure. She has a lovely spirit as well as great talent and teaching ability.
Informal Lessons (4-7)
Formal Lessons (8-12)
Portfolio Development (13-17)
Master Classes (18+)
BFA + Professional Teaching License
12 years teaching in the classroom, community, and privately in my studio.
$60/hour. Package options available.
In July 2018, I sold everything I own, quit my classroom job, and moved to the bahamas. We are back in Greensboro now, but that was the best decision I have ever made!
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