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Upcoming Classes: Karen Shaw

karen shaw midsize 078.jpgA California native, Karen started drawing portraits in her early teens and ultimately went on to paint murals. She has explored several vocations including massage therapy, veterinary nursing and acting but keeps returning to the fine arts. “My time in LA chasing acting was challenging, but it definitely served to clarify my path.”

A lover of impressionism, Karen was in heaven on a visit to Paris with her mom in 2006. She had the pleasure of studying figure drawing with Sacramento’s own Fred Dalkey, and greatly admires his way with color and light. Working in acrylic, charcoal, water color and pastel, Karen attempts to create in her art a spiritual respite. She finds it especially exhilarating to capture the personalities of both pets and people. Karen is also a seamstress, and has made historical costuming for those attending renaissance fairs.

“I love teaching at the Painted Cork – I feel that people who don’t regularly paint but who are willing to try this are very brave. I encourage our guests to be patient with themselves and the process, because, as I freely tell them, whenever I paint there’s some point when I want to break all my brushes and run screaming.”

Karen lives in Folsom with her two gold and white rescue kitties, Poppy and Pele.

 

Karen's Upcoming Classes

Karen Shaw's Class Calendar


Folsom Studio 11/16: Snowy Cottage and Christmas Tree ~ Holiday Special ~ $5 Off!

11-16-2019 11:00 am
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/17: Mount Shasta ~ Ages 21 and up

11-17-2019 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/23: Winter Wonderland ~ Bottle Painting with FAIRY lights! Ages 21 and up

11-23-2019 5:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/24: Laid Back Snowman ~ Ages 21 and up

11-24-2019 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 11/27: Winter Wonderland painted Bottle with Fairy lights! ~ Ages 7 to adult

11-27-2019 2:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/29: Snowbirds ~ HOLIDAY SALE ~ ONLY $30! ~ Ages 21 and up

11-29-2019 11:30 am
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/1: Holiday Holly ~ BOGO ~ Buy One Get One FREE! ~ Ages 21 and up

12-01-2019 11:00 am
Categories:  Special Event (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/7: Emerald Bay ~ SATURDAY SUPER SPECIAL ~ $10 Off!! Single and Double canvas "date night" versions are available ~ Ages 21 and up

12-07-2019 5:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/8: Blue Moon Santa ~ 9th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! ~ Ages 21 and up

12-08-2019 12:00 pm
Categories:  Special Event (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/14: Stain Glass Painted Bottles ~ Ages 21 and up

12-14-2019 12:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/15: Winter Cabin ~ Ages 21 and up

12-15-2019 11:00 am
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 12/20: Winter Wonderland painted Bottle with Fairy lights! ~ Ages 7 to adult

12-20-2019 4:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/21: Paint Your Pet ~ Warhol Style ~ Ages 21 and up

12-21-2019 10:00 am
Categories:  Special Event (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/22: Snowy Cottage and Christmas Tree ~ CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ~ $5 Off ~ Ages 21 and up

12-22-2019 10:00 am
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 12/23: Laid Back Snowman ~ CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ~ $5 Off ~ Ages 7 to adult

12-23-2019 3:30 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/27: Folsom's Rainbow Bridge ~ NEW YEAR SPECIAL ~ $5 Off! ~ Ages 21 and up

12-27-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/29: Misty Morning Lighthouse ~ Ages 21 and up

12-29-2019 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 1/17: Private Party!

01-17-2020 12:00 pm
Categories:  Private Party | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio