Geisha Registration – On Sale Now!

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Hello friends!  I am thrilled to announced the registration of Geisha!  One of Japan’s oldest traditional professions is the Geisha!  “Gei” in Japanese means “art” and “sha” means person.  So, naturally we are all drawn to them because they are  beautiful and amazing artists!!

Geisha often leave their homes as teenagers to carry out their dreams of becoming a Maiko or Geisha.  They attend school and are trained in art, music and dancing.  They wear beautiful kimonos and obis, and entertain people from around the world.  I think what is most attractive about the Geisha is how little is really known about their lives.  Much of their experiences are kept secret, and only those truly close to them will really  know what their day to day life is like.

For this class, we will study the Geisha by viewing pictures and videos to learn more about them and to inspire us as we create our projects!  Here is a sneak peak of my Pinterest Board that I will share with you!

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This workshop will run for two weeks.  It will have at least 4 projects.  The lessons will include the following:

  • mark making with charcoal and oil sticks
  • using gesso and Neos II to create texture
  • collaging
  • painting with acrylics
  • mixing media on wood

Below are samples of some projects we will work on, but are not exact projects.


I will be actively involved with the class via Facebook during the two weeks that the class runs and I continue to be available to you after the two weeks are over.  So, if you do not get the projects completed during the first two weeks, don’t worry!  I will still be here for you!  You will gain access to many hours of video in which I walk you through various mixed media techniques.  Any work created in the course is yours to keep or sell!  Whoo Hoo!  You will have life time access to this workshop and all videos will be downloadable.  Join me in my Facebook community with others that are also taking my workshops to share your work and get feedback.

Sign up now!  Due to my level of involvement, space is limited!

Geisha – $64

30% Off – $45 Now


***Once you have purchased your workshop, you will receive a password via email within 24-48 hours.  This password will unlock the course for you!  Weekday response times will be closer to 24 hours, and weekends might be closer to 48 hours.  Once you receive your password, you will be able to access all course materials.

Supply List

The list below is only a suggested list!  I always recommend trying to use what you already have unless you really WANT or NEED to go out and buy some new supplies!

Suggested Supplies

  • Wood Cradle Board – 11×14 and 18×24
  • Canvas – 11×14
  • Toned Gray Charcoal Paper OR Pastel Paper – Assorted Colors
  • Journal/sketch/mixed media paper – something to sketch
  • Various paint brushes
  • Matte Medium
  • Charcoal pencil – black and white – black 2B, 4B and 6B
  • XL Charcoal set
  • Neocolors II
  • Fine Line Applicator
  • Liquid Gold Leaf
  • Colored pencils or pastel pencils – can use Neos instead
  • Walnut Ink
  • Graphite – pencils
  • Gesso – white and black (or black acrylic)
  • Scrap papers/craft papers
  • Credit card or palette knives
  • Variety of acrylic paints.  All paints are Golden Heavy Body.  Colors will be listed soon
    • Titanium White
    • Carbon Black
    • Napthol Red Light or other red
    • Other colors of your choice for details
  • Craft Gold Paint – I prefer Martha Stewart
  • Japanese Papers



Debbie Wiggan, Australia – “I had the absolute pleasure of painting with Kara during a number of her workshops. One that I did recently was Her Darkest Everything, Although Kara is in the US and I’m in Australia, it still felt like she was in the room painting along with me! Her instructions are clear and you get to see every step of the process – you even learn that things can go wrong for an experienced artist and how to fix them too! Kara’s knowledge of online learning comes through when using her website as it is one of the easiest to navigate that I’ve come across. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to get into a class you’ve purchased, and that doesn’t happen here. Kara has also built a wonderful community of like minded souls – both as teachers and students. We all get to learn from each other and I can’t wait for her new course to come out next year.

Beth Fryer Weatherford, Nashville, TNThis was one of my favorite workshops I’ve ever taken! Kara was thorough in her step by step explanations and always great about answering questions along the way. Can’t wait to take her next workshop!

Cindy Riordan, Mokena IL – Kara’s simple straight forward teaching style was easy to understand and a joy to be a part of. I cannot wait to start my next painting with her in her next class. Thank you Kara!”

Deanna Strachan, Atascadero, CA “I absolutely LOVED learning Kara’s layering technique! It’s amazing how something begins one way and ends up completely different, but you can still see all of the underlying layering and colors. Loved it!!!”

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