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“Fullerton’s enticing
teaching style has
charmed and inspired
painting students in
college classes and in
workshops across the
nation. Her diversity
of style and use of
media attracts both
collectors and
curators, who have
honored Fullerton
with one person
shows it the United
States, Italy and
Japan.”.  Dr. Nancy
Stewart, founder of
the Taos National
Society of
Watercolorists
    Come discover your own unique
    artistic voice with Joan Fullerton.  
    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.
    Come explore working intuitively,
    responding to what shows up,
    working in a series, and utilizing
    neutrals for more ethereal
    abstracts! Unconventional
    methods of instruction will open
    new avenues of creativity and
    encourage genuine expression.
    Join us for inspiring
    demonstrations, lectures,
    encouragement and practice.
    Joan's work has been in galleries,
    juried shows and museums since
    the early 70’s.
Joan Fullerton

Intuitive Explorations with Acrylic and
Collage
Studio

July 27 - 31, 2020
Bend, OR

Cost $695

All Levels Welcome


    Joan Fullerton grew up on the vast, slow-paced plains of Eastern Wyoming. While raising 3 children, she
    studied watercolor with Edgar Whitney, Frank Webb, Charles Reid and many other nationally known watercolorists.  
    In 1985 she returned to college and achieved BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Wyoming.  She
    was a college art instructor at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming from 1990 to 2003.  In
    2003 she made the leap of faith to relocate and paint full-time in Taos, NM. During her 8 years in Taos, Fullerton
    made her mark and established her reputation as a well-known and respected artist and teacher. A recent move to
    south Denver, she is now hosting workshops in her studio and teaching across the nation.

    Visitors to the Fullerton Studio are amazed at her proficiency across many subjects, media and styles.  Her
    compositions often reflect the influence of an Italian sabbatical in 1999 and an excursion to Morocco in 2003.

    Joan Fullerton’s work has been in galleries, juried shows and museums since the early 70’s and she has shown
    internationally in Italy and Japan. Her work is published in Open Studios Press 2010, and Visual Journeys, Art of the
    21st Century. She is featured in Spring 2017 Acrylic Artist Magazine and is included in and New Edition of the
    Encyclopedia of Acrylic Painting Techniques by Hazel Harrison.  

    Joan Fullerton, has instructed all levels of experience and ages of painters. Students in Fullerton’s classes thrive in the
    atmosphere of her informative and relaxed classes.  It is her belief that people are open to learning and creativity when
    they are having fun.  She is adept at demonstrating a multitude of techniques.  Beginning students will find
    encouragement and confidence, while more advanced students will benefit from her insightful solutions to their
    creative challenges.

    In 2018, Joan released her online art experience, Paint Yourself Free. This unique workshop shares the most valuable
    insights she has gleaned from her 45 years or painting and teaching. An unusual approach of instruction has opened
    hundreds of students to greater freedom and a more imaginative avenue of self-expression.

Class Outline
          
    Join us for inspiring demonstrations, lectures, encouragement and practice. You'll 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. You'll explore working intuitively, responding to what shows up, working in a series, mixing and
    utilizing neutrals for softer, more ethereal abstracts.
    We'll touch on notions of confidence, procrastination, vulnerability, curiosity, courage, play, inspiration, intuition, your
    mean critic, metaphor, symbolic elements, competitions, marketing, your belief systems, finding balance, and more!
    Unconventional methods of instruction will open new avenues of creativity and encourage genuine expression. You will
    appreciate aesthetic freedom and discover your own unique artistic voice.
    Joan believes that people are more open to leering and inspiration when they are having fun, so her workshops are filled
    with laughter and play. A multitude of approaches and techniques will give beginners encouragement and confidence,
    while more advanced students will benefit from Joan's insightful solutions to their artistic challenges.
    There will be 2 demonstrations per day, time to paint on your own and individual as well as group critiques.