Karen O. Brown

Karen O. Brown provides workshops, residences and Professional Development workshops focusing on arts integration, STEM to STEAM and hands-on learning for all.


A reminder that the DC Collaborative no longer provides direct funds to cover costs for in-school programs. The cost for this workshop is 3 hours or under for $500 and 3 hours to 6 hours for $650, which will be invoiced to your school at the time of booking. More funding may be provided by the member organization at a later date so please indicate your interest through the Lottery Request Form. Note: In-school Placements will be scheduled based on mutual availability and will be determined after the lottery requests are assigned.

Presented by: Karen O. Brown
Students learn hands-on bookmaking as we connect to your choice of classroom subject. Book structures offered include the Cereal Box book, the Japanese Accordion Fold, Maze books, the Iris Fold, the House Book, Pop-Ups and more! Student engagement is quick and lasting as we explore your choice of subject using new materials and techniques. This workshop reaches all types of learners and is excellent for lessons needing a fresh approach.
Discipline: Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: Science, Math, History & Geography, Diversity, Foreign Language, Technology, Architecture/Urban Studies, Language Arts
Grades: PreK-12
Cost: 3 hours or under for $500 and 3 hours to 6 hours for $650
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for Handmade Books for Every Classroom!

Presented by: Karen O. Brown
Sharpen students engineering skills with engaging, hand-on learning! A variety of projects offered include: Galimotos:Toy trucks and cars made from recycled materials and they really roll! Based on the children's book entitled "Galimoto". Matatu -Toy size Mini-vans from Kenya made from recycled materials - each depicting a theme. Based on the book entitled "Matatu". Puppets - Abstract Figures with moving arms and legs made from recycled materials and focusing on a classroom curriculum. Appropriate Ages: 1-5th for Galimotos and Matatu and Pre-K-3 for Puppets.
Discipline: Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Architecture/Urban Studies, History & Geography, Diversity, Science
Grades: PreK-5
Cost: 3 hours or under for $500 and 3 hours to 6 hours for $650
View the Standards Alignment

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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY17 partner grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.