Karla Walden Caraway teaches art at Springdale High School. She has taught in the Springdale District for 26 years. She also teaches summer art camps and private art lessons for adults and children of all ages.
Karla received her B.A. in Studio Art from College of the Ozarks, and studied Art Education at the University of Arkansas. In 2008 she traveled on a three-week Teacher Tour of China and Japan, sponsored by the Freeman Foundation. She has served on the Visual Arts Selection Committee at Walton Arts Center and the School Programs Advisory Committee at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Watercolors, oils, fabric designs, and woodcut prints are some of her favorite mediums. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited at Joplin Art Center, Iris Art Gallery, Arts Center of the Ozarks, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Lately, she has used her art to explore the beauty and sense of knots and tangles and to study the patterns and reflections on water.
Karla grew up in Yellville, Arkansas, and has lived in Fayetteville for the past 30 years where she raised two children, Davis and Ella, with her husband Steve Caraway. She enjoys camping and canoeing, playing the banjo, and plays flute with Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band.