Contemporary Mixed Media

joan fullerton
joan fullerton
joan fullerton
joan fullerton


Join us for inspiring demonstrations, lectures, encouragement and practice. You’ll learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background, how to integrate collage imagery, 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, talent, play, inspiration, intuition, your mean critic, metaphor, symbolic elements, competition, marketing, your belief systems, finding balance, and more! There will be plenty of time for “playing” and creating along with individual attention and guidance.

Joan Fullerton is especially gifted in helping students gain more freedom in the creative process and discover their own unique artistic voice. She believes that people are more open to learning and inspiration when they are having fun, so her workshops are filled with laughter and lightness. 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.


Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Joan Fullerton

Joan Fullerton

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. She has made her mark and established her reputation as a well-known and respected artist and teacher.

Joan’s work has been in galleries, juried shows and museums since the early 70’s and she has shown internationally in Italy and Japan. She is published in the 2010 edition of Open Studios Press, Visual Journeys, Art of the 21st Century, Journeys to Abstraction #3, and is featured in Acrylic Artist Magazine Spring 2017.

Sedona (3-day) Materials List

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Thank you!


I have been to a lot of art workshops over the past five years. This one was the best. Joan is very bright, likeable, knowledgeable, surprisingly funny, encouraging and a fine artist. She is flexible enough to present an approach and then be supportive if you end up going in quite a different direction. Her demonstrations - with ongoing commentary as she works - are as good as they get. - Jeff

Just wanted to tell you that I found last week's workshop most helpful-- in terms of both technique and motivation. Many thanks for your professional and inspirational approach to painting and your obvious interest in helping others to gain greater skill and creativity. - Janis

Weeks prior to your workshop, I had just decided to take a self imposed sabbatical for at least a year freeing myself from being so focused on selling my work and painting what the world seemed to want. I needed to return to creating from that inspired place which allows for whatever wants and needs to come forth freely and openly without limitations. Your class was a perfect way to kick off this time of exploration and experimentation. The timing of this class was in perfect alignment for me, and you were the perfect teacher. Thank you so much. I look forward to attending another workshop with you down the road. - Jackie