Who is the art teacher?

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Hi!  I'm Kara van Wyk. I studied visual art at St. Olaf College, where I earned my BA as well as a license to teach art K-12. I worked as a professional artist for many years before I began teaching elementary art. I've been teaching elementary art in Minneapolis since 2009 and I love it! Meanwhile, my husband continues running our glass art business, potekglass, for which I do occassional consulting. We design custom lighting and tiles, develop artist-in-residence programs, and teach glassworking at our studio in the California Building. I live in NE Minneapolis with my husband, 2 children, a cat, and several fish. I'm very happy to be teaching at Webster!

The best way to reach me is by email:  kara.vanwyk@mpls.k12.mn.us