Hello Everyone! My name is Dr. Karen Fine and I am very excited to be teaching Art for TOPS. I have been teaching art for over 28 years and am a professional artist (in my spare time). I have earned a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a MaEd (Master of Art Education) degree from East Carolina University and an EdD (Doctor of Education) degree from East Tennessee State University. In my career, I have taught ages 4-80 in many different locations. I started my teaching career on the Island of Guam! Currently, I teach art for Greeneville City Schools (the last 18 years). I have also had the pleasure to be the director/designer for many plays in North Carolina and Little Theatre of Greeneville. I share my life with a wonderful gentleman named Larry and two dogs: Penny the Labrador mix (6 ½ yr. old) and Jackson the Corgi (6 yr. old)! My motto is “enjoy the creative journey and have fun in the learning process”!