B.A. St. Olaf College, Visual Art
K-12 Art License
A bit about me . . . Hello! My name is Ms. Kara van Wyk and I am excited to be the art teacher at the new Webster Community School. I've been teaching elementary art with Minneapolis since 2009.
As well as teaching, I have been a professional artist since 1993. I graduated from St. Olaf Collage with a degree in visual art and a license to teach art k-12. My husband Malcom Potek and I have a glass studio, potekglass, in NE Minneapolis. We work with molds and colored glass that we put in place while still cool, then melt them together. This is called kiln-formed glass. I am also a painter and enjoy painting on the glass using special glass paints. Outside of glass, I am currently working on a children’s book about a character named Kitty Cow.
At home, I have 2 kids, (17 years and 12 years), 1 cat, (3 years old), and nine fish, (age unknown). I live in NE Minneapolis, about 2 miles away. I’ll be walking or biking to work most days.
I look forward to meeting everyone for the 2015-16 school year!
If you need to get ahold of me, email is best! firstname.lastname@example.org