Thursday, November 24, 2005


Welcome to 'Les Petits Artistes'. My name is Karen Margulis and I am an artist working in Marietta, Georgia. I have a degree in Elementary education and was working towards my masters in Art Education when I began to raise my family. Since then I have owned and operated a home childcare while persuing my art on the side. I work mostly in the medium of Soft Pastel. I am currently represented by david's Fine Art in Murphy, North Carolina. To see samples of my work, please visit my art blog at or my website at

I remember taking art classes as a child at the local Art Guild. I felt so 'grown up' because we used real paints out of a tube and painted at real easels. The teacher treated us like artists and I felt like one! I believe that this early art training contributed to my love of art and confidence as an artist. I decided to open my own home studio in Marietta to children who love art as much as I did as a child and to give children a positive experience creating fine art. It is my goal for each child to discover their own personal style and develop confidence in the creative process.

I am offering classes for children age 6- 14 in three age groupings. Children will have a variety of stimulating opportunities to make art from imagination and direct observation using real art materials. Read on for more information about the classes. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a place for your child, please email me at .


Class size is limited to six students ensuring plenty of individual attention. Classes are two hours long which allows time for children to get involved with set up and clean up as well as gives me time to supplement our activity with related art information and history. Each session is for six weeks.

Tuition is $130 for a six week session which includes all art materials as well as your child's own sketch book and drawing pencil. A deposit of $50 will hold your child's place.

WINTER SESSION begins January 20, 2006
Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 Drawing & Painting age 12-14
Saturdays 11:00 - 1:00 Drawing & Painting age 6 - 8
Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00 Drawing & Painting age 9 - 11


WHEN: Saturdays 11:00 - 1:00

WHO: This is a class for children who are enthusiastic about art and who are 6, 7 or 8.

WHAT: I provide a variety of fun & stimulating opportunities to create art both from imagination and direct observation. In this class we will use tempera paint, pencils, markers, pastels, charcoal and some specialty art materials. We may get messy but we do learn to clean up!


WHEN: Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00

WHO: This is a class for children who love art but are starting to face challenges such as perspective, shading and how to draw noses! They are 9, 10 and 11 years old and enjoy getting to meet other kids their age who also love art regardless of their experience level.

WHAT: We will work on fun & challenging projects that will help the children build skills and learn new techniques. We will work form imagination and real life with real artist's materials. We will use acrylic paint, watercolors, pencils, charcoal, pen & ink, pastels and some specialty materials. Learning to use the studio tools and materials is part of learning to be an artist.

PAINTING & DRAWING ages 12 -14

WHEN: Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00

WHO: This is a class for children who love art and might be thinking of a career in art or who just want to be the best artist possible. Children in this class are 12, 13 and 14 and can work independently.

WHAT: In this class, students will focus on skill development and art projects based on their own interests. We will do work in drawing, painting and sculpture. In the last three weeks, students will return to their favorite medium and do an independent project.