Karen J Sander, Art Instructor For Children 5 Years Old Up To 80+ Years Old

Karen J Sander, Art Instructor For Children 5 Years Old Up To 80+ Years Old

5.0 (3)
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About this pro

Hello There,

Thanks you for taking the time to stop by.  A little about myself, I have been a college professor for over 10+ years and have given seminars in painting with great reviews from my students, and for the last nine years I have also been an art instructor for children from 5 years old up to 80+ years old.

 I like to go a step further when it comes to my teaching, to make sure you feel you are learning and reaching your goals.

 And for those moms and dads looking for an instructor for your child, I am also a mom and love to work with children because I have the patience, I like to make it interesting for them through games and songs and the sky is the limit when it comes to their imagination and learning experience. 

Transmiting all I have learned to my students without reservations and at heart.  

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Arlington, MA 02474
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3 Reviews


  • Sandra Taylor

  • James J

    Karen has opened up a new world for me. She somehow managesd to both teach me the basics while inspiring me to see the world in new ways, particularly with color and light. I never took a lesson in all of my fifty years and now am exploring, discovering and evolving my personal palate of colors that reflect my self understanding. Karen is patient, flexible, and her passion is palpable.

  • Susan Shen

    Karen has been helping my 5-year old son for about 3 months. She is very patient and willing to extend time to finish the work. Both my son and I learnt a lot from her. I highly recommend Karen.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When I am with a new student,  let it be a child or grown up, first we talk about your goals and expectations of what you want to learn and how you want that learning should be.  We select the medium you want to start working with and the type of artist you want to become.  Then we go to work.  

I don't mind working at your home, if that will make it more comfortable for you and/or your child. 

Painting is not only about laying down paint on paper or a canvas, but it is the understanding how your style or the style of your child develops.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA and in Cali, Colombia South America with Plutarco Leon Idrobo Manzano and Guillermina Strohbach where I advanced my knowledge of oil and lithographic ink and with Jairo Rosas Miranda acrylic. In addition, and I took courses in the application of metal with Karen Christians at the Artisan Asylum in Somerville, MA. and I advanced my knowledge of watercolor with Clementina Ampudia.

In 1994 I received a Masters degree in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University.  In 1991 I received a Graduate degree in International Business from the same university.  I also studied Piano Performance and Composition with a Concentration in Sound Engineering at Berklee College of Music.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $50 per hour.

How did you get started teaching?

Right out of school, I became an adjunct professor at SNHU, and as Art Instructor since 2011 both in Colombia, S.A. and U.S.A.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages from 5 years old to 80+ years old.  Including families as a shared activity.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I participated at the XI Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy representing the U.S. in October 2017

My next 3 exhibitions are in Puebla, Mexico in November and December of 2018. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure your teacher understands the goals of artist you want to become or your child development.  It should NEVER be about the goals of the instructor.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

1.  Your goals and expectations as an artist  2.  Medium(s) you want to utilize  3.  What style of art you like the most and calls to your heart  4.  How much time you want (or can) dedicate to painting  5.  Practice makes perfect!

Lessons offered

Oil Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Painting Classes Drawing Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons