Opening Doors and Finding The Juice For Creative Expression

Clear the way on your artistic journey and free your imagination! You will Explore Your Imaginative Soul through art and creative expression. It's a chance to free your creativity and imagination with drawing, painting and mixed media. You will express your spirit and let loose with all the artistry and innovation that lies within. Join me in this course as we use our intuition to free the imagination.

Do you have dreams of creative expression?

Do you want to overcome your inner critic and express your true creativity?

Do you want to experiment with new ways of approaching your art?

This workshop is for you when:

  • You have wanted to make art but aren't sure you know how.
  • Your inner critic has kept you from expressing your true self.
  • Your art is stuck and you want to put the fun back in it.
  • And you want to find new ways to be creative.

I know what it is like to have your inner voice telling you that what you do is not good enough. There have been times when I have been totally stuck. So I get it. That's why in this workshop, we will:

  • integrate a variety of artistic approaches and mediums to overcome blocks
  • open your creative playfulness with experimental, mixed media treats to baffle your inner critic
  • experiment with new tools, supplies and techniques so you are inspired with the joy of creating

We will explore free writing as inspiration for intuitive painting, drawing with expressive freedom, shake the intrusion of the inner critic in our lives. Using acrylic primarily, adding any of your own art-making tools, we will conquer the blank page!

"With little, I mean NO painting experience...Karen helped me find my creative voice when I could not find it on my own. I love Karen's classes because she teaches students to love their work. She provides a fun, kind, embarrassment-free space to let your creative passion run wild! It's a good sign when you don't want a class to be over, and can't wait for the next one."

- Laura G.

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In this course, you will learn to
  • Paint with confidence and authenticity
  • Let your intuition and imagination take the lead
  • Draw with your own personal expression
  • Tamp down your inner critic
  • Collage to transform chaos to beauty
  • Get yourself unstuck and charged up with your vivid works of art!

"The class was fabulous! I really enjoyed it and found it to be a very opening and freeing experience. I've painted and illustrated before, but usually with an image in mind. The class was really was different for me. It hit an emotional level and let me put feelings on paper without trying to have to make something. It actually was very hard for me to do this at first. Then I let go of attempting to make something recognizable, and just let my feelings and the paint itself dictate the brush. It's all fairly new to me to work this way. I really enjoyed what you shared"

- Rose S.


This is a four week course. We will begin on September 6 2020. Each week you will receive access to the lesson(s) for that week. While I have paced my release of materials weekly, this is largely a self-paced course and you are welcome to work at any pace you choose. There will be a private Facebook group for members of the class. I will be there with Facebook Live to provide input. That is where members of the class can share their work, lend support and ask questions. You will have lifetime access to the course so you can come back to lessons as often as you like.


SEPTEMBER 6, 2020.

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Your Instructor

Karen Friedland
Karen Friedland

I am an artist and a teacher who paints from the soul. My palette is the vibrancy of the world, the colors everywhere you look. I believe that each of us is a creative being, that we make things to express who we are. I understand what it’s like to feel blocked, to need a way to get back to that elemental part of yourself. I open doors for you, my student, and we find juice for the creative exploration. I guide you to delve into your own unique imaginative intuition. I’ll help you succeed by giving you tools and structure to get you started on your journey. This workshop is an exercise in freedom, exploration and freeing your inner creative self!

I came to art after pursuing a number of careers. I attended workshops with prominent artists, completed fine arts undergrad coursework and hold a certificate in Interior Design from Pratt Institute. I have shown my work extensively in the US, including in the famed Salmagundi Club and National Arts Club in NY. I am the founder of Flatbush Artists (Brooklyn, NY). I have taught for more than 20 years, currently with Brooklyn Arts Council and at nationally recognized holistic center, The Open Center in NY.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts the week of August 17, 2020. It runs for 4 weeks and each week the new material will be available to you. That said, this is a largely a self-paced course and you are welcome to take as long with each lesson as you like.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Students will have "lifetime" access to the replays and preloaded content. Lifetime means the lifetime of the class. However, some courses may be retired after 24+ months
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We do not issue refunds for this course once it begins. Once it begins you have instant access to the available content. We ask that you read all the details on this page and purchase mindfully.

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