TEACHER IN-SERVICE at SMOCA
I am from Whitefish Bay a north shore suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; on beautiful Lake Michigan. My previous teaching experience includes Summer Art Classes at the Milwaukee Art Museum; Milwaukee German Immersion School; High Mount Elementary, Mil., WI; and Maple Dale Middle School, Mil., WI.
I have an undergraduate degree, BFA in studio arts: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fibers, and graphic arts. I have a Masters in Visual Arts and did my thesis in digital imaging with an emphasis on the art of serigraphy. My art has a global influence; capturing a sense of place and culture. I also enjoy painting large scale murals.
You're invited to click on the link below to view my Philosophy Statement
MUMBIA/GATEWAY TO INDIA , SERIGRAPHY/DIGITAL IMAGING, KarenPokrandt2005
MURAL/TUSCANY/ACRYLIC, Karen Pokrandt 2008
MONOPRINT ON GLASS/ CORINTHIAN CAPITAL/OIL, Karen Pokrandt, 2004
Elements of Art: The elements are color, line, form, shape, space, texture, and value. (These elements are guidelines used by some Western artworlds to evaluate the quality of artworks.)
Principles of Design: The choice and arrangement of elements of art in an artwork. The principles are balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity. (These principles are guidelines used by some Western artworlds to evaluate the quality of art.)Learning to Look: A Format for Looking At and Talking About Photographs center for creative photography UofA