Instructor: Karen Devers

Karen Devers
Biography: Dr. Karen Devers received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Adult Education from the University of North Dakota. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from UND and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Dr. Devers also completed a summer international study program at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. In addition to teaching for UND, Dr. Devers has taught art to Norwegian and American students majoring in business at the Ostfold Academy in Norway. She also has designed and taught campus and distance art and education courses for Alliant International University in Irvine, California. Her book, Awaken Your Holistic Brain: Getting Logic and Imagination to Work for You, was published by Imagine Art! in 2006. Currently, Dr. Devers is an Instructional Systems Designer at Banfield, The Pet Hospital at Central Team Support in Portland, Oregon. She lives with her cat, Katy Kat, who she rescued from Chula Vista, California, and her mini-Dachsund-Pomeranian mix, Maxine, who she rescued from Spring, Texas. She enjoys walking, reading, sewing, gardening, cooking, and watching Katy and Maxine play together.

Classes by this instructor


Study and analysis of artistic methods and meaning in the visual arts. Films, original works, slides, discussions, demonstrations.
March 1, 2020 to March 1, 2022
Study and application of different drawing media, methods and techniques. Appropriate art safety instruction will be included.
March 1, 2020 to March 1, 2022
Introduction to the fundamental principles of the Fine Arts -- Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, and Dance -- followed by examples of the interaction of the arts in selected cultures from history and around the world.
February 1, 2021 to February 1, 2023