Albany Art Room

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If anyone local is looking to take a last-minute mixed media collage class, join me at the Albany Art Room the next two Thursday nights (April 23 & 30). Mixed media collage is the perfect type of medium for those looking to explore the world of paint, paper, glue and found objects without any rules! The sky is the limit when it comes to mixed media. Anything truly goes.

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What I love about teaching is bringing out a new-found creative outlet for someone, seeing their canvas turn into their own masterpiece and even hearing from my students afterwards about how much they learned and how their art is helping them manifest new things in their lives.

When we unwind and let our creative intuition have a space, it’s like having a conversation with our higher self on the canvas. Listening to that voice will guide the way. I compare it to having one of those dreams where everything becomes more clear and decisions can be made more easily.

Class Description: Remember the days of creating art? Where playing and making went hand in hand. As an adult it can be harder and harder to let go, play and create without self-judgment and fear. This beginner class is about exploring mixed media collage and creating from the place of your inner child – the one whose art inhibitions run wild! Learn how to create beautiful layers of paint and paper along with other items such as fabric and found items, all in a relaxed and fun environment. In two, two-hour classes, you’ll learn the basics of mixed media collage. Email karen@albanyartroom.com to register.

New Space

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For those of you who followed me over from my old blog, thank you! And a big, warm welcome to everyone stopping by to say hi in my new space. This past year I took a bit of a blogging break and detox in order to stop and listen to my heart. It needed some tending, not due to anything serious, but just a little TLC along with some focusing on what I really want to make happen in life.

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During this time, my home studio has moved and I have a new website and blogging space. I’m so excited about this fresh new start. I’ve also begun regularly teaching art classes again. And we’ve made some big decisions as a family, but more on that in a later post.

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For now, welcome to Farm Table Studio, where you’ll find regular inspiration, recipes for creativity and self-care, glimpses into my creative life and world as well as many opportunities to connect and create alongside me.