Karen Chamalian (Founder)
Karen prayed a simple prayer to “Make A Difference” while living in California. That led her do her Discipleship Training School with YWAM Kona in 1995. She has a BFA degree in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Her favorite media are oil and acrylic and she likes to do Cultural portraits reflecting the diversity of the nations. She also has a heart for social and justice issues and doing illustrations that bring awareness.
After being School of Illustration staff for several years, she began leading the school in in 1998 and also ran an illustration school in Kenya in 2001.
Karen teaches drawing, figure drawing, colored pencil, oil and acrylic painting and mixed media.
Karen’s heart is to encourage and motivate students to use their talents to glorify God. She seeks to inspire artists to grow in godly character, and discover the extravagant creativity of God to share with others, and bring hope and blessing.