Abigail Harkey

Arts Director / Art Teacher


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I grew up in Providence, RI, the daughter of an artist and a teacher, and this apple definitely did not fall far from the tree. I attended Oberlin College to double major in Visual Arts and English, with a minor in Spanish. I received an MA in Art & Art Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College in NY in 2004, and my National Board Certification in Adolescent Art Education in 2013. I have over 15 years of classroom experience, including 10 years in a Title 1 high school in NYC, where I built the art department from the ground up. I moved to Denver in 2015, and am thrilled to serve as the Director of Arts at KCAA. I love to travel, and have studied art and art history in 20 countries around the world. I am a printmaker, dancer, and a lover of the outdoors. When I’m not at KCAA or on a stage with my dance company, you can find me on a hiking trail in all seasons!