Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 14th - June 21st 5 Sessions
Tuition: $400.00 $25 material fee included in tuition
Embellished surfaces using mixed media is the frontier for unique collage design. Create a portfolio of resist painted, paste patterned, marbled and uniquely textured papers for the painted paper collage projects. Read more about this workshop.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jun 01 - Jun 02 2 Days
Tuition: $169.00 $25 material fee included in tuition In this workshop, collage is used to bring content into our discovery of basic book forms. It opens the door for students interested in book binding and construction, embellished journals, visual sketch books and variations on artist books. Learn four basic book forms: accordion fold, pamphlet stitch, Japanese stab binding and 4- Room Book. Read more about this workshop.
May 11 10AM- 3PM
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.
March 3-8, 2013 Is your inner artist searching for a creative sanctuary? Does your spiritual life need a a sacred playground? Reboot your expressive soul during this vibrant, energizing retreat for women. Read more about this workshop.
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.
June 7-9, 2013 "Rites of Passage is a multidisciplinary performance in two parts- the first a multi-media installation, and the second a dance-play, in homage to the unique initiatory stages in women’s lives from girlhood through elderhood." Part one is a living museum wherein women in the community, as well as men, will be “installed” throughout the house. Karen and collaborator Suzi Banks Baum will install their work in one room of the house. Read more about the project on the Rogue Angel Theatre website and watch a video about the project on Facebook.
Opening February 16th, 2013
Karen joins 10 visual artists to express their 10 most important inﬂuences over the past decade. Artworks measure 10 “ x 10 ”. Title: Lunation+Dreamtime: Collage/mixed mediaSee more on the Alchemy Initiative website
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.