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IMAGINATION in a BOX – Collage & Assemblage

Saturday & Sunday 9:30AM – 4:00 PM June 11-12, 2016 IS183 Art School @ Citizen’s Hall, Stockbridge   with Karen the Collage Guru Spark your creativity with an eclectic approach to collage! Assemble your own world within the magical space of a box or other chosen structure. Build a whimsical recycle art sculpture. Fashion your […]


Painted Paper & Embellished Surfaces for COLLAGE

Fridays: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM  April 8- May 20 ( no class April 22) 6 studio art sessions IS 183 Art School @ Citizen’s Hall with Karen the Collage Guru Use mixed media in an exciting open-ended process to create unique painted papers for collage design.Build a portfolio of resist-painted, paste paint-patterned, marbled and uniquely textured papers for […]


Enter the ‘Zine Zone: The Instant Book

ARTS NIGHT OUT at IS183 Art School with KA-S Couples, singles and friends are invited for an evening of fun, friendship and creativity. No experience expected.‎ Friday May 13, 2016 7-9:00 PM at Citizen’s Hall, Stockbridge, MA Come create a collage inspired ‘Zine and self-publish instantly! We will learn some collage and paper surface decoration techniques, […]


Vibrant Visionary Collage Awaken Shakti for Creativity

March 13-18, 2016 Sunday through Friday Retreat  At Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA Tap into your imagination and your highest creative and spiritual potential. Welcome Shakti, the divine feminine power at the center of visionary creativity, in this retreat packed with playful mixed-media art, ritual, poetry, and dharma talks.  Commune with other […]


Mindfulness, Art & Yoga at Sankofa Academy in Jamaica

May 2015 Karma Yoga Project launch with Collage Artist, Karen Arp-Sandel and JYA Director, Nadine McNeil at Sankofa Academy and Learning Center, St Thomas Parish, Jamaica.( K- Grade 5). Karen and Nadine are KYIS certified leaders and share their passion as international humanitarian activists.   Bringing the teachings of Kripalu Yoga for Children we nurture mindfulness in school. Offering […]


Beautiful Books Workshops ASCC

Art School of Columbia County sponsors Art on Wheels in rural Columbia County, NY Libraries for kids of all ages. My workshops are called ” Beautiful Books”. They focus on teaching kids to learn how to make hand bound artist book journals in a library environment. Linking the written word, collage, poetry and the history of book […]


Yoga On and Off the Mat

Karen Arp-Sandel, inspirational artist, educator, KYT, spiritual activist and founder of the international Vibrant Visionary Collage Community, awakens the transformational experience of mindful creativity. A teacher of YogaED,YIS and Kripalu Yoga, Karen is passionate about the benefits of Yoga on and off the mat. She brings 30 years of dedication to envisioning the creative process […]


9-8-13 HBD to SBB copyFeMail is the continuous visual dialogue between Karen Arp-Sandel and Suzi Banks Baum, about what really matters. Mailing strong since 2007, Karen and her collaborator send collage post cards by USPS, across state borders, to one another in the mountains between NYS and MA. The Museum is the Mail Box!