Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Sep 20 - Oct 25 For collage enthusiasts of all levels, this course introduces the creative use of maps, cartographic elements and imaginative mapping. Join "cartophile" Karen Arp-Sandel to learn how she integrates maps as a collage element to transform memory into artistic expression. Study the components that compose a map. Invent your own map based on life experience, travel, or memoir. The class includes individual and collaborative projects to explore dimensional, textural collage with drawing, stitching, and text. Use of found materials, canvas substrate, acrylics, image transfers and other mixed media materials are demonstrated in class. Students are encouraged to make use of unique personal ephemera, as well.
Nov 01 - Dec 13, No Class Nov. 29, Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm,
Tuition: $218.00 (includes $20 materials fee)
In this dynamic collage class, students attracted to painting learn to create brilliant hand painted papers that are used to compose a painterly, textural combination collage. During this course, students are guided through a specific project exercising skills in design, drawing, scale , painting and collage using one of my favorite techniques, “painted paper collage.” Students are invited to choose a favorite subject to interpret using this technique: landscape, portrait, animal or a masterpiece from any era of art history! Each student will complete the class with a unique painted paper collage infused with personal color palette choices and full of self-expression.
March 9-14, 2014
June 23 1-5PM
Artist in Residence at New Lebanon, NY Middle School
Fall- 10 week program using the Lincoln Center Institute methodology for instilling imagination, creativity & innovation through education in the arts. The curriculum will focus on the installation art of Sol Le Witt , math and English for 7th and 8th grades as an interdisciplinary collaboration.
Read more at http://www.lcinstitute.org.
Karenʼs professional development includes joining Paulus Berensohn and Caverly Morgan for a special one week workshop at the historic Penland School in NC for Slow and Savor: Mindfulness and Service in the Craft Arts This workshop will be a hands-on exploration of the practice of mindfulness with craft as the medium.
Karen Arp-Sandel is artist #22: 26 Compassion Collages in Memory of
Newtown, CT. USA
Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah,< br /> New South Wales, Australia
Opening: October 18, 2013 at 6pm Exhibition finishes November 24, 2013 Australian artists Heather Matthew and Julie Barratt join forces to bring ABAD to Australia in 2013. Heather has work in the original New York ABAD exhibition as well as in Brazil and Seattle. Julie curated Objects of the Dead: the Hankie Project where many international and Australian ABAD artists contributed artifacts commemorating the dead.
May 3- June 3 2013 IS183 Art School of the Berkshires and The Red Lion Inn will team up to launch The 1st Annual Stockbridge Art Lab—a series of “pop-up” galleries in the town of Stockbridge exhibiting the work of IS183’s faculty artists. Read more on the IS183 website.
It's Like a Roadtrip, but with Sketchbooks.
The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project where
participants from all walks of life are sent a sketchbook and have until January
15th to ﬁll the pages and return it for inclusion in a traveling exhibition and
permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library. Anyone – from anywhere in the
world – can participate in the project.
Check out the tour as we head to Brooklyn, Austin, Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, Portland, SF and LA!
Opening: October 18, 2013 at 6pm
Exhibition finishes November 24, 2013
Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah,
New South Wales, Australia
Australian artists Heather Matthew and Julie Barratt join forces to bring ABAD to Australia in 2013. Heather has work in the original New York ABAD exhibtion as well as in Brazil and Seattle. Julie curated Objects of the Dead: the Hankie Project where many international and Australian ABAD artists contributed artefacts commemorating the dead. Artist #22 Karen Arp-Sandel: 28 Compassion Collages in memory of Newtown , CT. USA.
Visit and learn more about my on-going collage/mail art collaboration. I’ve been generating mail art for over 30 years. This part of my art process includes the revolutionary act of sending original artwork through the mail over state lines and internationally with artist friends. I began to digitally catalog my mail art during The Curious Tourist Project, which you can see at www.curioustouristproject.com. My current collage chronicle through mail art with my collaborator Suzi Banks Baum, is documented on our FeMail website. I am a member of IUOMA ( International Union of Mail Artists). http://iuoma-network.ning.com/
Commission in process at the home of D & K Gallagher, Amherst, MA
12 - 36" x 66" shard mosaic panels for installation in outdoor room
June 2009 Mixed Media Collage on canvas panel
April 2009, Mixed Media Collage installation for Guest Room #225 at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA 30" x 36"
Karen Arp-Sandel, Visual Artist and Kripalu Yoga Faculty, is a spiritual activist who brings three decades of experience to her fresh, playful approach to mixed media creativity. A multi-faceted educator for people of all ages and abilities, including at-risk youth, Karen’s enthusiasm and scholarly knowledge, flow into her crystal clear instructional style at all levels.
Her passion is to illuminate the transformational power of living a creative life. In the context of her spiritual art immersion workshop, her students experience positive change, renewal, emotional enhancement and creative inspiration. Karen is also co-founder of FeMail, www.femailart.com, whose collage process and DIY kits and cards birth worldwide mail art networks. Dedicated to uniting people through creative collaborations, Karen’s outreach spans national and international borders.