Karen Arp-Sandel, Visual Artist and inspirational art educator, is known throughout the Berkshires for her fresh, playful approach to mixed media creativity. With a background in education, graphic design and a BA from University of Massachusetts, Karen ignites the creative process in her adult classes and workshops, in Learning through Arts Programs and IS183 Summer Camps. She specializes in collage, artist books and watercolors. Her artwork can be viewed in local galleries, in private collections and internationally. In addition, she is the Cofounder of FeMail and engages in a worldwide network with mail artists. Karen’s current work is fueled by the momentum of teaching children in Jamaica, a Canadian collage collaboration, ABAD Australia and immersion in the Penland School of Crafts (NC) community. Her passion is to illuminate the transformational power of living a creative life.