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Tara Carpenter Estrada

Tara Carpenter Estrada

Assistant Teaching Professor
Full-Time Faculty, Art Education

JKB 3116C

MFA, University of Utah, 2012

Tara Carpenter Estrada is an associate professor of art education at Brigham Young University. Her research focuses on how artists, teachers, and mothers navigate the intersections between overlapping but separate roles and responsibilities.She co-edited the book An Artist and a Mother (available for purchase in April 2023) with Kaylan Buteyn and Heidi Moller Somsen. Other writings have been published in Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, Visual Inquiry, Art Education Policy Review, and Art Education. She regularly shows her artwork, most recently exhibiting a duo show entitled Rituals of Decay at the Bountiful Davis Art Center with Sarah Lynne Lindsay. Tara is also the director of Jumpst(ART), a series of community art workshops for K-12 students.