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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 9/22: Fall Swing ~ Only $30!

09-22-2019 5:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 9/26: NEW PAINTING ~ Wine Country

09-26-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 9/28: Friendship Sunflower ~ SATURDAY SPECIAL $5 OFF! Each guest gets 2 canvases! Bring a friend to create one whole flower! ~ Age 7 to adult

09-28-2019 2:30 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 9/29: Sunset Cove

09-29-2019 5:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/2: Autumn Swing ~ Ages 21 and up

10-02-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/4: Fall Trees and Pond ~ DATE NIGHT SPECIAL ~ $10 Off! ~ Ages 21 and up

10-04-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/6: Monet's Poppy Field ~ Ages 21 and up

10-06-2019 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/8: Peaceful Watermill ~ Fall Special $5 off! ~ Ages 21 and up

10-08-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/12: Monet's Waterlilies #1 ~ SATURDAY SPECIAL ~ $5 Off! ~ Ages 21 and up

10-12-2019 5:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom.Studio 10/13: Calla Lily ~ Ages 21 and up

10-13-2019 5:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/15: Fall Leaves ~ AUTUMN SPECIAL ~ ONLY $30!

10-15-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/17: Succulent Tote ~ BOGO ~ Buy One Get One FREE!

10-17-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  Special Event (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/23: Van Gogh's Sunflowers ~ WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY ~ $10 Off ~ Ages 21 and up

10-23-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/30: Autumn Swing ~ FALL SPECIAL ~ ONLY $30!

10-30-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 10/31; Blue Moon ~ You pick the foreground silhouette! ONLY $30! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

10-31-2019 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/2: Monet's Ocean Cliff ~ SATURDAY SPECIAL ~ $5 OFF! ~ Ages 21 and up

11-02-2019 12:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/3: The Perfect Pumpkin ~ Ages 21 and up

11-03-2019 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

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 Swing ~ Ages 21 and up

11-23-2019 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio