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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: Latte Love

11-16-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 11/17: The Sandman

11-17-2018 2:30 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/18: Grapes on a Vine

11-18-2018 11:00 am
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/21: Laid Back Snowman ~ Wine Down Wednesday! Only $30!

11-21-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/24: Snowy Cottage ~ $5 Off!

11-24-2018 11:00 am
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/25: Wine or Beer? ~ Sunday Funday ~ ONLY $30!

11-25-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 11/28: Blue Moon Santa~ ONLY $35!

11-28-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Family Room 11/29: Winter Cupcake ~ Only $35!

11-29-2018 3:00 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/1: Snow Birds ~ $5 Off! ~ Christmas Extravaganza!

12-01-2018 11:00 am
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/2: Winter Cabin~ ONLY $40! ~ Folsom Annual Craft Fair!

12-02-2018 5:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

[ON HOLD] Folsom Studio 12/7: The Ornament ~ Early Bird Special ~ $5 Off!

12-07-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/12: Blue Moon Santa ~ Wine Down Wednesday ~ $5 Off!

12-12-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/13: The Poppy ~ Early Bird Special! ~ ONLY $30!

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

Folsom Studio 12/20: Cup of Cheer ~ Early Bird Special ~ ONLY $40!

12-20-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/21:Yosemite Falls ~ TGIF Special ~ ONLY $35!

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

Folsom Family Room 12/22: Paint Your Pet Warhol

12-22-2018 3:30 pm
Categories:  Class (Ages 7+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/23: The Ornament

12-23-2018 5:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/27: Poinsettia

12-27-2018 6:30 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/28: Red Wine Glass ~ TGIF ~ ONLY $40!

12-28-2018 11:00 am
Categories:  3-4 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio

Folsom Studio 12/29: Monet's Waterlilies

12-29-2018 12:00 pm
Categories:  2 Hour Class (Ages 21+) | Karen Shaw | Folsom Studio