About Carol Harder:
Carol Harder was born in Georgia and raised across the United States.
She attended Wichita State University where she received a Masters of Fine Arts
in metalsmithing with a minor in printmaking. After teaching at the University of Kansas School of
Fine Arts while her two
children were small, she moved to the suburbs of Kansas City to teach high
school students at Shawnee Mission Northwest. At SM Northwest, she
instructed students in various subjects from art fundamentals to advanced
photography and jewelry. Upon retiring from teaching at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Carol
Harder opened the Harder Performance Art School where students, from beginner to
advanced, are taught a variety of new techniques and master their skills in the
areas of computer arts, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture and
She currently owns Harder Performance and teaches
both in the Driver
Education School and in the Art School. Her son, Joe Harder,
owns and runs the Custom Auto division of Harder Performance. Her son, Joe Harder,
owns and runs the Custom Auto division of Harder Performance.
Examples of Carol Harder's works can be seen in the 'on site' Art
Gallery and items can be purchased in the Art
for Sale Gallery.