CAROLYN KING has been a practicing studio artist and teaching-artist for over 30 years. Originally from the Chicago-area, she trained as a print-maker at the Instituto Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico as part of her BFA studies in the 1970’s. Carolyn received a BFA from the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago in 1979. The 1980’s found her deeply engaged in study of Arts & Consciousness at John F. Kennedy University then located in Orinda, California. She received the M.A. degree in 1985. Carolyn and her daughter, Analyssa, have resided in Tucson, Az. for the past 16 years where she has worked as a free-lance ‘teaching-artist’ in schools, hospitals, clinics and retirement communities for over a decade. This work has embraced several different media including mosaics and painted murals as well as a huge range of projects like mask-making, drawing and painting, 3-D installations linked to grammar school curriculum and more. Carolyn’s students range in age from pre-school to late 80’s! Her community-based, collaborative public art projects are located in schools, Pediatric Intensive Care bedrooms, Speech & Language Clinics, retirement community patios and The Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services in Tucson. Her most recent ‘public art’ project included 11 high school students who designed, created and installed hand-made mosaic tile for an extensive project for the City of Oro Valley.