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Discoveries and Sharing From Karin O’Brien’s Studio

Karin O'Brien painting of girl and deer

Upcoming workshops and news from the studio. You can still register for my ONLINE class Fin Folk which begins June 6!

I am so excited to be participating with Artful Gathering again this year and offering my second online class. June 6-July 17, 2019. I poured my heart and soul into this class. I wanted to share with you my painting process from idea to finished piece and that is a tough job, as my mind is a complex web of inspiration! I will be available for live support throughout the class dates. If you click on this link: Artful Gathering. It will take you to all the information on registration, the class description and a short video, I hope you will consider joining me! Teaching on the Road I will be teaching in San Diego at Way Art Yonder Studio, August 3-4, 2019

This is a wonderful venue

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Karen O’Brien teaching at Way Art Yonder in San Diego

Unearthing Imaginary Characters with Karen O'Brien

I am teaching in San Diego!

I am teaching Unearthing Imaginary Characters at Way Art Yonder Studio

Unearthing Imaginary Characters

with Karen O’Brien

San Diego, March 11-12, 2018. I have been a student at Jana’s studio and I can honestly say that it is a great place to get away, relax and make art. There is still time to enroll. Just click on this Way Art Yonder link and scroll down to my class. There is a handy link to register. I hope you can join me. Let’s Play!

You are in for a full weekend of creative ways to “unearth” and finish your own unique characters.

I will be sharing a variety of approaches to create backgrounds that make it easy to find your characters and tell their stories. I will also cover ways to make great expressive faces – even if the thought of drawing a

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Karen O’Brien Announces Summer Classes

KEO Art Logo - Karen O'Brien

Artist Karen O’Brien announces summer 2016 classes in San Diego, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Whidbey Island, WA, and June 11 studio class in Medford, Oregon.

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BBC America Needs Your Orphan Black Art!

Dear Brilliant Orphan Black Artists, We want to feature YOUR Orphan Black artwork at the San Diego Comic Con this year. By “feature” we mean we want to put your art on a GIGANTIC SCREEN* for all of Comic Con to see and admire.

*We are not sure how big the screen is exactly, but it’s something like a billion feet long and a trillion feet tall. (Rough estimate.) It’s so big that we need fan art that is high resolution (or as high rez as possible) and preferably sized to 1920×1080. Translation: BIG, TOP-QUALITY ART for BIG, TOP-QUALITY COMIC CON SCREEN.

Even if your OB art is the best thing that ever happened to the internet, if it’s too small, we can’t use it. So please go big or go working and shopping. (Helena joke.)

Due Date: RIGHT NOW. ASAP! URGENT! Get it to us as soon as

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THE ANIMALS ARE COMING to Ashland, Oregon.

BIRDS, BEASTS AND BEAUTY – THE GENESIS TO REVELATION ALLIANCE WITH ANIMALS FINE ART EXHIBIT OPENS JULY 25TH at Pioneer Hall THE GENESIS TO REVELATION ALLIANCE WITH ANIMALS 2012/2013 6 city tour Fort Worth, Sedona, San Diego, Ashland, San Francisco, Portland

 

In the heart of this small quaint city of Ashland in So. Oregon, home of the Shakespeare theater, visitors stroll through Lithia Park , one of the most ideallyic and beautiful displays of flora and botanical beauty on the West Coast. And glancing just across the park entrance parkway stands the historic Pioneer Hall. It is there that on July 25th the animals of the Bible will begin to “speak” the compelling story of God’s love and redemption.

This fourth stop on its 6 city tour, “Birds, Beasts and Beauty” is a fine art visual journey with the animals of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation guests

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Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation New Touring exhibit premiers

Masterpiece Fine Arts - Birds, Beasts and Beauty

Our New Touring exhibit premiers! BIRDS, BEASTS AND BEAUTY – THE GENESIS TO REVELATION ALLIANCE WITH ANIMALS – 2012/2013 6 city tour: Fort Worth, Sedona, San Diego, San Francisco, Ashland, Portland. Birds, Beasts and Beauty is a fine art visual journey with the animals. From Genesis to Revelation experience their magnificence, their prominence, and their uniquely designed connection with the heart of God and man. Including works by nationally acclaimed artists Ron DiCianni (the Resurrection Mural), Michael Dudash, Chris Hopkins, Tom duBois, Mick McGinty, Frank Ordaz, Mary Jane Q Cross, historic masters and more. See venue details below.

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A Transformational Student Performance

When was the last time you attended a student performance in your community? You know the junior theater’s production of My Fair Lady or the young art show at the museum… Although I spend a good part of my time working to keep arts education in the schools, and many of the client projects I […]

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The STEAM Camps Are Coming

It’s early in the new year but educators across the country are already making plans for the summer and they are thinking STEAM…with the arts playing a critical role. As demand for a new workforce to meet the challenges of a global knowledge economy is rapidly increasing, few things could be as important in this […]

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Beyond Letter Writing & Phone Calls: Relationship-Based Arts Education Advocacy

Over the last few years, I’ve blogged here about our arts education advocacy efforts in San Diego with the San Diego Unified School District. I am the co-founding chair of the San Diego Alliance for Arts Education (SDAAE) which officially launched in May 2010 (although our collective grassroots advocacy work began a year earlier). As […]

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