Andrea (Busker) Van Wyk has been teaching Visual Art classes at Pella Community Schools since graduating from Central College (‘84). Following the completion of her Masters degree in Art Education from Iowa State University (‘99), Andrea has been teaching Art Appreciation for DMACC at Pella High School and has been the adjunct professor for the Elementary and Secondary Methods of Art Education at Central College. Andrea and her husband Mike live and farm east of Pella where they raised their two children. After 38 years in education, Andrea is retiring from teaching this May to pursue her career as an artist, travel and spend more time with her family.
Andrea has exhibited solo shows of her work in Iowa and Illinois, most recently at the Ankeny Art Center, the Fairfield Art and Convention Center, the Quad Cities Airport, the Quad Cities Botanical Center, Simpson College, Indian Hills Community College, Central College, Iowa State University, the Des Moines Central Library and Mars Cafe. You can find Andrea on Instagram at AndreaVanWykArt and you can view all her work at AndreaVanWyk.com.