"Thank you so much for your wonderful, expert, empathetic & superb tuition in art. I just love coming to my weekly art class – it makes a positive difference to my life. You’re a legend."
- A Happy Student
For many years I attended drawing classes led by Karen and found them to be stimulating, illuminating and confidence building. Karen's success as an art teacher is built on a solid knowledge and understanding of the principles of drawing and related areas but her particularly outstanding skill is in sharing her knowledge with her students in a manner that is always respectful of their individual style and with a real desire to impart the skills with which she is so familiar in a manner that preserves that unique style of each student whilst enlarging and developing their technical and creative expertise.
I have been fortunate to enjoy learning to draw with Karen Frankel since 2006.
Through Karen’s teaching, I am inspired to improve my drawing skills. There is so much to know!
Karen provides detailed lessons and she comes back to the salient points many times, providing effective learning. Lessons have covered a variety of topics from simple still life to landscape perspectives and portraits. We have explored a variety of different drawing media too.
Karen is very encouraging of all students. Her lessons provide sufficient challenge as well as helpful feedback. There is the availability of following the lesson as far as you want to and then pursue your own interests and creative ideas and still get guidance for your project.
I have gained confidence in art and enjoy being with like-minded people in a fun and supportive group. This has helped me to develop and sustain my art practice. I intend to keep drawing and learning about art. Karen not only gets you drawing she keeps you drawing too!
Words cannot express my sincere appreciation for everything you have taught me this year. You are not only an amazing teacher but an incredible person who nurtures & cares for each and every one of your pupils. I am truly blessed to have met you.
I have just opened up your e-book - its brilliant. You really have realised your dream in this ‘Opus Magnum’ It will be a great reference for me and motivator when I have a ‘blank canvas’ moment and I will recommend it to anyone who says they can’t draw!!
This has been such a fun and inspiring journey! I personally thought I had minimal artistic ability and had not really pursued drawing in a serious way because of that mindset. However, your book has been an absolute confidence booster and I am utterly surprised at how far I've come. I have come away with a new found appreciation and enjoyment for drawing and I look forward to continuing my development in the months to come. Thank you!
Dear Karen, I am speechless! Brilliant! I have never seen so much dedication, knowledge and skills in the pedagogical articulation of the book.Bravo