Karen O. Brown is a professional artist with extensive experience as an arts educator. She draws students into learning curriculum as they discover the joys of artistic expression. She conducts 30 to 40 workshops and residencies a year in DC, MD and VA for organizations such as The Kennedy Center, Class Acts Arts, WPAS, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and Natural History Museum.
Karen has permanent art installations at the DC Commission for the Arts, Children’s National Medical Center and The DC Convention Center. In 2010, she completed a 23′ mural with 1st through 5th graders at Ideal Academy Public Charter School based on the painted house designs of the Ndebele women of South Africa.
Her extensive international travels in Asia, Europe, Central and South America inform and enrich her creative and imaginative approach to teaching, leading workshops and creating public art. Ms. Brown’s education includes graduate studies in textiles, ceramics, sculpture, 3-D and surface design, bookmaking, and photography.