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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 7/19: Private Party!

07-19-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  Private Party | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 7/20: Waterlilies ~ Early Bird Special! Only $30!

07-20-2018 1:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 7/21: Heart Shaped Hands ~ Only $30!

07-21-2018 2:30 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 7/23: Mandala ~ Manic Monday ~ $5 Off!

07-23-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 7/26: Day at The Beach ~ Early Bird Special ~ $5 Off!

07-26-2018 1:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 7/27: Emerald Bay Sunset ~ Date Night!

07-27-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 7/28: Beer or Wine? ~ Date Night!

07-28-2018 5:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 7/29: Tye Dye Dragonfly ~ Sunday Funday ~ $5 Off!

07-29-2018 5:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 7/30: Tropical Sunset ~ Only $30!

07-30-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 8/3: Beach Sign ~ WOOD PALLET SIGN!

08-03-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 8/4: Succulent Tote Bag

08-04-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 8/5: California Mountains

08-05-2018 6:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 8/6: Picasso Lady with Book ~ BOGO!

08-06-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  Special Event (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 8/8: Prints on Sand ~ PAINT YOUR OWN FEET TO MAKE PRINTS ~ $5 Off!

08-08-2018 4:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 8/9: Starfish ~ $5 Off!

08-09-2018 4:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 8/10: Sailing at Twilight ~ Early Bird Special ~ $5 Off!

08-10-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 8/11: Warhol Paint Your Own Pet

08-11-2018 2:30 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 8/12: Emerald Bay Sunset ~ Single or Double

08-12-2018 6:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 8/13: Sunflower double canvas per person! ~ Manic Monday ~$5 Off!

08-13-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 8/15: Sea Turtles ~ Summer Special ~ $10 Off!

08-15-2018 3:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio