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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 9/21: Emerald Bay Sunset ~ Date Night!

09-21-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 9/22: The Pumpkin

09-22-2018 6:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 9/24: The Perfect Pumpkin ~ Manic Monday ~ ONLY $30!

09-24-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 9/28: Private Party!!

09-28-2018 7:00 pm
Categories:  Private Party | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/3: The Poppy

10-03-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 10/4: Fall Cupcake ~ ONLY $35!

10-04-2018 3:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/5: Sea Turtles ~ ONLY $40!

10-05-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/6: Guitar & Keys

10-06-2018 6:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/7: Golden Gate Twilight ~ ONLY $30!

10-07-2018 6:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/10: Private Party

10-10-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  Private Party | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 10/11: Heart Shaped Hands ~ ONLY $30!

10-11-2018 4:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom.Studio 10/12: Peacock Feather ~ ONLY $30!

10-12-2018 1:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/13: Tahoe Vista

10-13-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/14: Private Party!

10-14-2018 5:30 pm
Categories:  Private Party | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/17: Witches Hat ~ ONLY $30!

10-17-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 10/18: Double Sunflower ~ You Get Two Canvases!

10-18-2018 3:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/19: Perfect Pumpkin ~ TGIF Only $30!

10-19-2018 1:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 10/20: Witches Hat ~ Family Special ~ ONLY $25!

10-20-2018 2:30 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/21: Dock on The Bay ~ ONLY $40!

10-21-2018 5:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom.Studio 10/24: Van Gogh Sunflowers ~ Wine Down Wednesday ~ $10 Off!

10-24-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio