“Karen is a sophisticated jewel. A fine artist with great spirit, energy and inspiration……the knowledge and scholarly background in Art History to bring forth a full circle of experience to her students.
I am an artist as well…..Cooper Union College of Art in NYC. I tend to judge instruction rather critically…..pleased with what Karen provides to our daughter….has a natural intuition in perceiving the needs of her students.”
Calligraphy & Fine Stationery
” I hired Karen as the set teacher for the highly gifted 6 year old star of my film: TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT. Observing Karen as she worked with our young star was pure pleasure ….engaging and imaginative….kept her young charge motivated and focused.
Writer / Director / Documentary Filmmaker Watershed Films
” Karen is always finding new and innovative ways to live a creative life…….She has the gift of bringing people together with her dynamic personality and caring heart. She truly believes that art can make the world a better place.
Director: Bay Head School of Ballet & Violin
” Karen’s life experience as a working artist allows her to communicate the relationship between the visual world and the soul to people of all ages and backgrounds. She has worked as a trusted substitute teacher in my classroom for over 5 years. Her unique artistic vision is one that welcomes the insight of those around her and encourages participation in all forms of artistic expression. She integrates her artistic philosophy into all areas of her life……Her credentials as a certified teacher who understands the long-term needs of the classroom allowed for a meaningful experience……. There is never a moment that she is not creating…even in moments of repose, Karen expresses thoughtful observations of life.
Teacher of Language Arts & Film, Wall High School NJ
” Under Karen’s tutelage, my portfolio was accepted by Arcadia University. Since receiving my BFA, I have become a practicing artist, a teacher in the Philadelphia public school system and have earned a Masters degree in Fine Arts Education. I still look to Karen for guidance and assurance in my work …..she reminds of me of my reasons for being in this career.
“I began working for Ms. La Du in the fall of 2008 as a technical assistant for her company, Yoga Durga. Fresh out of completion of the Rhode Island School of Design, I felt in many ways unprepared for the workplace given the new economic climate. Ms. La Du became more than just my employer, she became my mentor. Her creative insight, devotion and valuable past work experiences combined are one invaluable resource tool. I owe many of my own professional milestones to the mentorship of Ms. La Du.”
Associate Producer, Pureland Picture