Karen has taught art to different age groups and skill sets in various settings. While she has does teach young adults at universities and colleges regularly, she is available to animate workshops for children and adults. Over the years, she has programmed many ateliers at the Visual Arts Center (Montréal), ArtCity (Winnipeg) St. Benedict Monastery (Winnipeg), Greater Victoria Public Library, and Royal Museum of British Columbia. While sensing the creative rhythm of the group, her goal is to have the student tap into their individual creative expression.
Process – Karen uses a playful approach to learning
Karen uses a playful approach to learning. Workshops are inspired and designed to set talents in motion. Students are encouraged to make imagery that is meaningful to them. A variety of workshops are available. Programming can be adapted to a particular curriculum or mandate and guidelines from an schoolteacher/librarian/community leader are welcome. Narrative art is ideal for integrating various aspects of learning.
The following are some examples of projects
- artist books / flip books / journaling (adults)
- graphic novels (teenagers) / story boarding / serial or sequential imagery.
Karen uses a wide variety of media. However, consideration is given to requirements of the project and available budget / facilities / equipment.