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Art with Friends: A Therapeutic Art Workshop with Artist and Life Coach Karen Whalen

Updated: May 3

• 2024: JUNE 13

• Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

• Space is limited, registration required

• $40 per student

Class Description:

Art with Friends is a NEW Therapeutic Art Workshop. If you are intrigued by the possibility of relaxation through your artistic imagination, then this class is for you. Spark your own unique creativity and have fun in this new “everyone’s an artist” class.  Each class session begins with a short-guided meditation, followed by your choice of art expression – from mandala coloring to watercolor.  All guided by Karen Whalen, watercolor artist, Certified Life and Therapeutic Art Coach.

Engaging in any creative process is healing and relaxing.  It’s a fun way to get to know yourself on deeper levels, connect with others, regulate your response to stress and communicate your inner experience and unleashing your own unique creative talents.

Bring a friend for a fun, relaxing and creative two hours!  All supplies included.  If you have a favorite watercolor palate or other art materials you would like to bring, please do so.

Meet the Instructor:

Karen Whalen, a resident of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, brings a multifaceted background to her artistic pursuits. Her foundation lies in a BS from the University of Illinois in interior design, followed by an MBA from Loyola University. This blend of creativity and business acumen sets the stage for her artistic journey.

However, Karen's passion extends beyond design. She is a Certified Life Coach and a Certified Therapeutic Art Coach, both accredited by the Transformation Academy. This unique combination allows her to guide individuals through personal growth using the powerful tools of art and self-discovery.

Supplies Needed:

All supplies will be provided.

Cancellations & Refunds:

  • No refunds will be issued for no shows.

  • No refunds will be issued for any dropped students once the class/session has begun.

  • Cancellations prior to the first date of class, a $10 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund.

  • Cancellations due to personal emergency, funds may be applied to a different class within an identified time-frame as approved by the class instructor.

  • Class cancellation due to the Instructor of GLAF, or GLAF, a full refund with no cancellation fee will be issued.

  • If a class needs to be made up, due to weather, etc., the Instructor will contact you.


If you have any questions, you may contact Karen Whalen at


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