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El Valle Artists Association workshop features workshop with Karen Elaine

Originally Published: September 21, 2019 3:17 p.m.

The El Valle Artists Association sponsors a workshop featuring Karen Elaine on Sept. 28, at the Pine Shadows Club House, 2050 W. State Route 89A, Cottonwood.

Event times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please feel free to contact the Workshop Chairperson Nadine Cummins at 480-375-0982, for more information.

Karen Elaine is a mixed media artist and author. Originally from the Southern California coast, she works mostly in watercolor and acrylic and enjoys origami and creative book binding.

She became well known for her paper crafting techniques and has been a frequent guest on national television shows and her work has been featured in magazines, books and DVD’s. She is the author of Origami Card Craft, The Art of Kumomi and Mingei Crafts.

She discovered that art journaling was a powerful tool for healing the body and calming the spirit. She currently teaches mixed media art techniques at the Sedona Arts Center and workshops nationwide.

Karen develops creative products from concept to market for Yasutomo and is a brand ambassador for the most prestigious art supply manufacturers in the world.

Visit her website for more information. www.karenelaine.com

What you will learn

Craft a beautiful accordion style watercolor/mixed media art journal from 140lb hot press watercolor paper. You will construct a cover as well, and then begin to fill the pages with your favorite medium. Watercolors, acrylics, inks or colored pencils would be perfect for the pages of the journal.