Intuitive Design with Acrylic and Collage
with Joan Fullerton


Thursday 8/24 – Saturday 8/26
10:00 – 4:00

Transformation Studio


Want more expressive art? Want more confidence in yourself and your art? Want to have a transformative experience with like-minded people?

This three-day workshop with Joan Fullerton will take you beyond worn-out and predictable painting methods. We will experiment with innovative techniques and a mindset of relaxed awareness –  a class designed to cultivate your curiosity and self-confidence. Inspiring demos, time to paint, and group critiques all reinforce helpful design and mindset objectives. Daily reviews will model how to discuss paintings with non-judgmental language that educates you to “see” more and to appreciate whatever shows up.

“Draw, scrape, roll, drag, spray, stamp, lift, write, drip, your way to fascinating non-objective or abstracted representational subjects. Within the random marks and shapes, there is a story unfolding.” Discussions address confidence, procrastination, vulnerability, curiosity, courage, inspiration, intuition, metaphor, symbolic elements, competition, belief systems, and more! I’ll help you dismiss that “mean inner critic” for greater productivity and authenticity.

An exclusive opportunity to create art while nestled in the inspiration of the Colorado Rockies! Join us and explore your unique creative voice. All levels of experience are encouraged to attend.


Please see the required Student Materials list here.


Artist Biography:

Joan Fullerton holds BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Wyoming. She was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award while a college art instructor at Laramie County Community College from 1990 to 2003 in Cheyenne, in 2003 she made the leap of faith to relocate and paint full-time in Taos. Following several successful exhibitions during her eight years in Taos, Fullerton made her mark and established her reputation as a respected artist and teacher.

In 2010 she moved to the Denver area, where she paints in the studio when not traveling Internationally to conduct art workshops. Joan’s work has been in galleries, juried shows, and museums since the early 70s, and she has shown internationally in Italy and Japan. She was published in the 2010 edition of Open Studios Press, Visual Journeys, Art of the 21st Century, and Journeys to Abstraction #3, featured in Acrylic Artist Spring 2017, and the New Edition of the Encyclopedia of Acrylic Painting Techniques by Hazel Harrison. She is the author of “Paint Yourself Free,” an online painting experience.