Coming Soon ~


Registration is open! Marie Otero and Karen Burns are excited to offer this Still Life/Food Photography workshop towards the end of April. More details are here:

Still Life/Food Photography Workshop and please let me know if you have questions!

Marie and Karen welcome the new year ~ We are cooking up some new courses, but will let some of the winter snow melt first! We will be offering a food photography/still life workshop April 20th, 21st, and 22nd. Check back for details.


At this time I am offering classes in Corel Painter in my home studio in Northern California.  Please contact me if you are interested in furthering your own skills in Corel Painter or even if you are new to digital painting. You can reach me at



Seating is limited with a wait list. Early bird sign-up discount before November 1st.  More information here: Santa Fe Workshop  Sign up here: Early Bird Discount

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Registration is open with early bird pricing until June 1, 2016 ~ PhotoPaintWorks presents Mixed Media Sisters


Join PhotoPaintWorks, Marie Otero and Karen Burns next Spring in Charleston, South Carolina, as we capture the architecture and ambiance of the city as well as the beaches in this lovely coastal town. You will receive expert photography instruction along with Corel Painter instruction to turn your images into painterly artworks. Our workshop will be located on Folly Beach where you can put your toes in the sand and enjoy walks along the beach between sessions.  Sign ups are open and more details can be found at: PhotoPaintWorks

We have a limited number of spots to fill ~ secure your place to avoid being placed on the wait-list. Lodging can be found at nearby hotels.

It was a great workshop!!  Thank you to all the participants who joined us on Folly Beach ~


Canvas Paint Works ~ begins January 4th~ Have you ever thought about adding wet paints and mediums to your digital canvas? Have you ever thought about dipping into the process of painting on your digital canvas prints? If so, this workshop is for you!  You will be guided start to finish ~ you will see what brushes and palette knives to use, what paints work well on the digital canvas surface, how to seal your work, how to apply UV Protectant, how to gallery wrap your own work, and MORE! Follow along with videos provided and learn how to MAKE YOUR WORK STAND OUT!  sign ups are here: PhotoPaintWorks


Holiday Paint Works, the completely downloadable on-line workshop was a great success for 2015. Registration for this workshop is now closed ~ we will be adding more holiday inspiration next year! You will find us presenting more holiday themed projects in 2016.

You can find registration here:  Holiday Paint WorksPPW-promo-for-HPW-web

A fine art Black and White workshop with Marie Otero.  Completely downloadable and self-paced.  You can work through the course on your own schedule, but know that we are always here to answer questions.  An amazing opportunity to learn these techniques from Fine Art Photographer, Marie Otero.


Digital Paint Works Part Two, a completely downloadable on-line workshop focusing on Impasto Techniques and Portrait Works,  Registration is now open at  This, too, is a self-paced workshop for Digital Painting in Corel Painter. This corse builds on skills learned in Digital Paint Works Part One.


Our on-line class Digital Paint Works Part One has been successful ~ students have put forth some amazing digital work.  Digital Paint Works Part Two was released in July of 2015 . . . Corel Painter is such a powerful software that there will always be new things to learn!  This completely downloadable workshop can be found at  You can still purchase Part One, as well as the brand new Part Two in this series.


Our new website is now open: PhotoPaintWorks  Here is where you can purchase our fine art Texture Packs, our Corel Painter 2016 Paper Libraries, Digital Brushes and more.  You can also sign up for on-line workshops in Digital Painting, check our newsletter, pickup short video tutorial freebies, and find answers to your questions.  Please stop by and have a look around at the new digital home for the collaborative efforts of Marie Otero and Karen Burns.


~ the next location workshop is Donner Lake, Truckee, CA, June 5th through 8th, 2015 ~ this workshop sold out, thank you!  A pleasure to host such a marvelous group at the cabin on the lake.


~ we headed to Art Unraveled in Phoenix, AZ, the first part of August.  This was a great opportunity and always nice to see familiar faces as well as greet new students.

~ after that, we were on our way to Southern France, September 2015 ~ SOLD OUT ~  we wandered the markets in nearby villages, honed our photography skills, and pushed pixels with digital painting in the French Studio Space

~ check under the heading TEACHING SCHEDULE in the main menu bar for details or email me at


  • October 20, 2014 - 2:46 pm

    pwbykb - Announcing a new workshop ~ Lake Tahoe/Donner Lake/Truckee in early June of 2015 ~ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Karen Burns - New Workshop Announcement ~ Lake Tahoe/Donner Lake/Truckee in Northern California ~ who would like to join us?ReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2014 - 8:04 am

    Bob Long Jr - such wonders of art, classes and communion you have created. bravo. I am proud.ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2014 - 6:34 am

    Dominic Moriarty - The KB World Tour rolls on !!
    Great to hear Karen and best of luck (*—*)ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2014 - 8:50 pm

    Karen Burns - Coming Soon ~ workshops will be announced for Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona ~ early August 2015ReplyCancel

  • February 16, 2015 - 6:43 pm

    Becky Chism - Hi Karen, I am so happy to see the workshops you are providing and I was getting ready to sign up for the Donner Lake one and saw that my co-worker will be on vac the week of June 8th, so I’m disappointed again that I cannot go to that one (my co-worker and I have to cover each other on vac).
    I did notice the “coming soon” for Arizona, so I will keep my eye open for that one, unless it’s the week of the 17th…then I’ll have to wait for the next one! Looking forward to attending your workshop one day!ReplyCancel

  • February 28, 2015 - 10:40 pm

    Karen Burns - Art Unraveled, August 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2015
    New On-Line Classes April 2nd, 2015ReplyCancel

  • April 6, 2015 - 12:30 am

    Karen Burns - Hope to share more news soon . . .ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2015 - 2:04 pm

    Karen Burns - Orvieto, Italy ~ Here we come! Mark your calendars for September of 2016 ~ details to follow. . .ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    Karen Burns - COMING SOON ~ updates for Art Unraveled in Phoenix for August as well as updates for Orvieto, Italy in 2016ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm

    Karen Burns - A sneak peek at what’s new for you!ReplyCancel

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