Creative Juices

My senior students graduated a month ago and it feels like I am now just starting to hit my summer stride. I have set a “new” routine that (although still involves school work, curriculum writing and planning) contains more time for my own creative juices to flow. I am working on a series of encaustic paintings that incorporate wax into my interests of collage, layered printed imagery, dress patterns, venetian plaster and mark making. I love teaching art – but I love making it as well. I’m so glad to have summer time to do and renew! What a good feeling.

Here are a few of the developments. Just the beginnings.

About Karen

Karen Kiick began her teaching career in 1990 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1996, she has taught at Haddon Township High School in Westmont, New Jersey. She is her District's K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Facilitator and currently teaches 9th through 12th grades. Karen is a five-time recipient (2005, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017) of the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art Education. She is also the 2017 National Secondary Art Teacher of the Year and the 2015 NJ Art Educator of the Year.
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