Making Marks

Creating an alphabet of your own personal creative marks!

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If you join us, we'll have the perfect class!

With your unique expression, you special person!

The class is called "MAKING MARKS". We will have the same creative approach we always take to art making: finding your soul and expressing your spirit.

We will create an “alphabet” of our own marks. We will work on color contrasts and analogous marks.

We will create stamps and stencils as well as using premade versions, doing printmaking as individual pieces and incorporate them into larger work. We may also do some writing and include it in our work.

All in all, it will be jam packed, lots of fun, lots of creativity and lots of exploration!




I’ve been thinking about that too. That’s why I decided to create this brand new workshop called MAKING MARKS.
Are you an intuitive painter and need more tools in your toolbox? Or are you just starting out and collecting lots of ways to approach the canvas? Or you want to play and just have a great time making art?

Then this is the workshop for you! What a panoply of treats and discoveries lay ahead. We’ll be using all sorts of tools, pieces of nature, stamping and printing galore, new interpretations of language, unexpected approaches and inventions abound!

This workshop will be just right for you if

  • You’re looking for the opportunity to let loose creatively
  • You want a chance to play artistically
  • You know beauty is more than just making marks
  • You want to communicate through color and form
  • You are an original and want to make art like one!

We’ll be using all sorts of paints, mediums and unconventional materials and tools. We’re going to make marks and textures that are new and unique, even give writing a new meaning. I love to experiment and play with new things in an artsy way and I want some playmates to join me. Won’t you come along?

The workshop will meet in my Brooklyn studio in Prospect Park South on five Tuesdays

November 6,13, 20, 27 and December 4

6:30pm - 8:30pm

For Only - $139 + $30 Materials Fee

or 2 monthly payments of $90 each

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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 meets in Brooklyn on four Sundays. May 6, 13, 20 and June 3, 2018 at 10:30am-1:30pm.

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