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Expressive Arts NYC

Art is for everyone. Including you.

Expressive Arts NYC uses integrated, intermodal art-making (writing, visual art, drama, music, and movement) with individuals and groups to stimulate imagination, discovery, and growth, support community and organizational development, and remind us all that we are innately creative beings.

Karen Sullivan, MA, MFA

Founder and Director

I was born and raised in this fair city, spending most childhood weekends in Central Park, scraping knees and playing ball. Now Brooklyn is my home, along with my kiddo, our three cats, and of course, our VP of Cheerleading (see below). 


Art, imagination, and creativity have always been at the center of, well, everything for me. I credit creative expression for the reason I continue grow into myself (and all of my schooling for helping me grow out of myself). It's a fun ride, this life thing. 

I love being outside, coffee, weaving, and working with folks who think they can't make art (they can! You can!). 


I hold an MA in Counseling, an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth, and am currently earning a Professional Diploma and Coaching Certificate in Expressive Arts. Never stop learning!  

A white dog lying down looks to her right wherea woman with glasses looks back at her.
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VP of Cheerleading


Although she likes to stay in the background, Expressive Arts NYC would not run without the support of this team member. Extra treats all around. 

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