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About Sarah Bracco

Sarah Bracco has been an art teacher for over 30 years, teaching in public schools (nominated twice for Teacher of the Year), at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO., and teaching a variety of workshops.  Sarah has participated in many watercolor workshops with well-known artists, enriching her own painting skills, and loves sharing her experiences and knowledge with others!

 Comments from students:

“Very fortunate are the students that have experienced your joy, excitement and enthusiasm for art (and life)…. Many times I have seen the grateful look in people’s eyes for what you give them.”  Vicki

“I want you to know how much I enjoyed the workshop… you were so enthusiastic, full of energy, information & encouragement!”   Gadine

As an artist, Sarah’s true passions are watercolor and “the Traveling Sketchbook”, using mixed media.  Whether working on location (plein air), from personal photographs, or observation from everyday life, each painting truly becomes a new discovery filled with color and light.  She paints with watercolor groups in Kansas City and Colorado and is involved in several Kansas City sketch groups.  She always takes her sketchbook on trips capturing “visual memories”.  Sarah has been accepted into many juried shows and exhibits her work in solo and group shows and her work is in many private collections.


Sarah lives in Leawood, Kansas and loves spending time with her family (and 6 grandchildren!), traveling and painting!  She is grateful to all those who have encouraged her art and treasures all the art friends she has made along the way.  She looks forward to the art adventures ahead, keeping the color fresh and her brush wet!

Resume of Experience

Education & Teaching Experience

  • University of Kansas- BAE- Certified Art Teacher K-12

  • An art teacher for over 30 years, teaching in public schools & at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.  Adult classes: watercolor, traveling sketchbook class, pastels, mixed media and drawing.  

  • Nominated twice for Teacher of the Year in public schools  2000 & 2007

  • Taught a variety of workshop in Kansas and Colorado

  • Museum Guide at the Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art- 2008-2011

  • Participated in several workshops/classes taught by accomplished artists

  • Completion of Fine Arts Certification from the Kansas City Art   

      Institute- 2011

  • Alpine Creative Tours European workshop teacher- 2019


Art Awards/Recognition:

            Artwork selected for Summit County Garden Club Tour Poster 2019

            Summit Arts - Breckenridge, Colorado Best of show 2011

            GotART Gallery- Lee’s Summit, MO.- Best of show 2010


Juried Art Shows:

            Heartland Artist Exhibition- Merriam, Kansas   2010, 2011, 2015, 2016

            State of the Arts Show- Prairie Village, Kansas    2010, 2014, 2015, 2018

            STEMS Plein Air- Overland Park, Kansas  2012, 2015, 2016, 2017

            Images Gallery- Overland Park, KS.  2009, 2010, 2014     


Solo/Group Art Shows:

            Roeland Park, Kansas, City Hall- 2016-2017, November 2021

            Art & Hor d’oeuvres  2017

            Fairway Frames, Kansas 2016. 2019, 2020, 2021

            Foo’s Café, Kansas  2012, 2016, 2017, 2018

            Darling Yoga Gallery- Kansas  2010, 2016, 2018

            Women Of Watercolor (Colorado) 2014, 2015

            Art in the Vines, Kansas  2012

            R.G. Endres Gallery, Kansas  2011

            Lenexa, Kansas,  City Hall- Spring 2011

            The Stiles Gallery-Westwood, Kansas City  2010

            Art in the Stacks 2009

            Splash I, II & III

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