Katherine Scarpello

Katherine Scarpello

Education Program Manager


Katherine graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, receiving her BASA in 3-Dimensional Studies and Minor studies in Nonprofit Management and Art History. With artistic backgrounds in sculpture, printmaking, and photography, Katherine strongly connects with KANEKO’s mission to explore and celebrate creativity through all platforms. 

Working as a visual arts instructor throughout the city has developed an active excitement for education programming. In her work with learners, Katherine strives to take the fundamentals of art and create connections between the development of a piece of work and the therapeutic act of creation. Currently, she is working on taking this further with a Master’s of Expressive Art Therapy and hopes to bring this knowledge and skill back to the Omaha community.

In her time outside of KANEKO, you can find Katherine slinging gyros or craft brews at her service industry jobs, rock climbing with her partner, or snuggling up on the couch with her pets: Jazz, June, and Jesse. Katherine lives for thoughtful conversations, the laugh of a happy child, and learning about people and the things that make them tick. She loves people and believes empathy is the driving force of a strong society. 

As KANEKO’s Education Manager, she looks forward to continuing to pursue the mission and creative conversations throughout the Omaha community. 

Contact Katherine for more information about educational programming at KANEKO, summer camps, and educational workshops.

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