Karen Kozojet Ching is a professional visual artist with over 15 years of experience working in mixed media. Since 2009, she has been designing innovative art curriculum and instructing youth and adult students. Her courses encourage self-expression and the development of creative problem solving skills through experimentation and exploration. Ms. Ching has taught private and group classes, Visual Arts Summer Camp, homeschool students, SACC teachers and outreach programs in Fairfax and Prince William County elementary and middle schools. She also has a passionate interest in the STEAM movement.
The quest for originality is at the forefront of her artistic journey. Mixed media is the innovative approach she uses to capture the essence of her inspirations. Ms. Ching enhances her artwork and evolving style by combining a variety of visual mediums, materials and techniques. She has immersed herself in the creative process during the past six years as a full-time studio, exhibiting, and teaching artist at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. Her paintings can be seen in juried exhibitions and private collection throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region.
As a residency artist, Ms. Ching challenges middle school students to experiment with innovative materials and techniques. Through the creative process, students are inspired to develop their own innovative approaches while creating a mixed-media artwork that expresses their thoughts about transformation, relationships, boundaries or roles.