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Learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background, how to control values and colors for emotional emphasis, and how to suggest, rather than delineate. Explore working intuitively, responding to what shows up, working in a series, mixing and utilizing neutrals for softer, more ethereal abstracts. Joan is especially gifted in helping students gain more freedom in the creative process and discovering their own unique artistic voice.
Joan will touch on notions of confidence, procrastination, vulnerability, curiosity, courage, talent, play, inspiration, intuition, your “mean critic”, metaphor, symbolic elements, competition, marketing, belief systems, finding balance, and more! There’ll be plenty of time for "playing" and creating, along with individual attention and guidance as well. She believes people are more open to learning and inspiration when having fun, so her workshops are filled with laughter and lightness. A multitude of techniques will give beginners encouragement and confidence, while more advanced students will benefit from Joan’s insightful solutions to their artistic challenges.
Joan Fullerton holds a BFA and a MFA degree in painting from the University of Wyoming. She was a college art instructor at Laramie County Community College from 1990 to 2003 in Cheyenne, WY. Her work has been in galleries, juried shows and museums since the early 70's and she has shown internationally in Italy and Japan. She was published in the 2010 edition of Open Studios Press and the “Society of Layerists” in Visual Journeys, Art of the 21st Century, and was recently featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine.
"Born into a Wyoming ranch family, I grew up with a deep regard for the natural world. For me, the subtle nuances, as well as the awesome power of nature's beauty, made the solitude of the isolated prairie sacred.”