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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 Family Room 5/25: Daffodil ~ ONLY $30!

05-25-2018 4:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 5/26: Oak Tree ~ DATE NIGHT!

05-26-2018 6:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 5/27: Private Party!

05-27-2018 11:00 am
Categories:  Private Party | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/1: The Sapphire Stallion~ Early Bird Special ~ $5 Off!

06-01-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/2: Sunflower double canvas per person! Bring a friend to create a whole flower!

06-02-2018 11:00 am
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/3: Sailing at Twilight ~ ONLY $35!

06-03-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/8: The Kiss ~ $5 Off! ~ Early Bird Special

06-08-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/9: Emerald Bay Sunrise

06-09-2018 5:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/10: Jaipur Elephant ~ Double or Single!

06-10-2018 11:00 am
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom.Family.Room 6/13: Jellyfish Dance ~ ONLY $30!

06-13-2018 4:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/15: The Poppy

06-15-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/16: Beer or Wine

06-16-2018 6:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/17: Shasta Camper ~ Father's Day Special! $5 Off!

06-17-2018 5:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 6/22: Tulips ~ Only $30!

06-22-2018 4:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/23: Emerald Bay Day ~ Date Night! ~ $5 Off!

06-23-2018 5:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/24: The Poppy

06-24-2018 11:00 am
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 6/27: We're All Mad Here! ~ Only $30!

06-27-2018 2:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 6/29: Mandala ~ Only $30!

06-29-2018 4:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 6/30: Day at the Beach

06-30-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 7/1: Fireworks Celebration

07-01-2018 5:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio