Dance, Paint, Parade & Create


About Us

Art from the Heart with Karen Putnam


Dance, Art, Music & Stories

are presented with 

kindness and care, for 

all ages and abilities, 

4 months-104 years young!

Classes, Birthday Parties 

and Musical Story Times 

are scheduled inside dance studios, homes, pre-schools and outside at 

parks and beaches. 

Multigenerational Events 

are offered in retirement communities. where babies, young children, teens and elderly are invited to participate together.

Mrs. Dancing Paintbrush


Karen Putnam, AKA:  

"Mrs. Dancing Paint Brush," 

is an artist and dancer with more than 30 years experience teaching, and learning from children. 

In 1998, she founded 

Art from the Heart 

with Karen

Karen is the author/illustrator 

of two children’s books: 

Move with Mrs. 

Dancing Paintbrush


Share with Mrs. 

Dancing Paintbrush

Printed/published and sold locally at Chaucers Bookshop, 

Santa Barbara, California  

CREATE ART for our new story, "Fiesta Parade Sombreros and Jewels of Kindness."


An online version of this story is being created, with the  addition of artwork from "our" children.

Click pdf link below to read and dance through this story.

For more information

Call/Text:  (805) 966-9078

Fiesta Parade Sombreros and Jewels of Kindness (pdf)