First Friday Santa Cruz



Karina North

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As an advocate for mental health, Karina has directed day programs for individuals with developmental disabilities as well as participated with organizations in providing top-notch care through supportive outlets, which include volunteer work, vocational work, and activity centers.
Born and raised in Mexico, Karina's journey led her to discover a profound passion for the vivid world of acrylic colors.
She specializes in painting portraits, pets, and picturesque landscapes, offering immersive painting parties and step-by-step tutorials to inspire her students. Through her guidance, students gain valuable insights and techniques that unlock the full potential of their artistic abilities.
Karina's artistic talents have taken her to prominent platforms, including participation in events like Noche Bohemia in Salinas, the Art, Beer, and Wine Walk in Watsonville, and the art exposition at Cabrillo College. Her commitment to both mental health advocacy and the arts makes her a dynamic force for positive change in her community.

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