ABOUT THE FUNKY ARTSMITH STUDIO
Welcome to my studio!
Funky Artsmiths began as a home studio in 2014. The fun studio name, born from a fun twist on the last names of Karen and her partner in art Katharine, is just a little tiny hint of the exciting vibrant art experiences provided here.
The Funky Artsmiths studio provides a safe secure space for every student to explore their creativity and discover the joy making art brings to us all.
Since then classes have become increasingly popular
Each class is designed with the skill level of the student giving age and developmentally appropriate instruction and art experiences.
Meet The Funky Artsmith
I arrived in Saskatoon in 2004 with my husband and two young (at the time) children. I am always amazed at the friendliness of this beautiful city where I knew absolutely no one, and have been fortunate enough to make so many friends, take on new adventures that I would never have dreamed possible and create this vibrant home studio business that I am thankful for every single day.
My father and uncle were both amazing artists and that was a tough one to live up to. I would sit in high school art classes and compare myself to the other students. I gave up. Packed away the art supplies and really never spoke of art again for many many years.
These early experiences have shaped the art instructor I am today. There is beauty in every single artwork and my job is to empathize with and encourage the student to reach their full artistic potential.
I have provided art classes in local schools for grades K- 8 and made it my mission to empower the teachers in learning techniques and ideas too - in the hopes that when I am no longer in their classroom they can confidently teach art themselves.
I love learning and continually educate myself taking art classes at the university, online and in the community in order to be the best artist and teacher I can.
It is my greatest privilege to get to know students, their families and the larger community through the world of art and I look forward to many more art adventures in the future.