Karen J Sander,  Art Instructor

Karen J Sander, Art Instructor

5.0 (5)
Best of 2022
12 hires on Lessons.com

About this pro

I take pride in what I do, and my students will tell you I have a lot of patience and their classes are fun.

Transmitting all I have learned to my students without reservations and at heart.  Teaching and Art are passions of mine!

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Sudbury, MA 01776
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5 Reviews


  • Rebecca Ryan

    She is very kind, encouraging, and knowledgeable.

  • Juan Rivera

    she is very professional

  • John Derosas

    My daughter finds her very talented and easy to work with

  • 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.

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

We talk about your expectations of the class or your expectations as a parent for your child.

We decide on the best medium and I send you a list of materials.

We start working!  

I can tell you each lesson is different because I tailor it to you or your child.

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

I have 10 years of experience teaching art to children 4 years old and up to 80 years young.

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 Master's degree in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University.  

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

I charge $40 per hour if the lesson is conducted at my place in Sudbury, MA and $50 per hour if the lesson is conducted at your home.  

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 in the U.S.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages from 4 years old up to 80+ years young.  Including families as a shared activity.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have exhibited internationally at the Louvre in Paris, The Florence Biennale, Italy, Colombia, Mexico and the U.S.

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

Make sure your instrunctor understands your goals clearly. 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 use or explore  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