Joan Fullerton 2024

      Glastonbury, CT, USA

      AR
      Artists Rising
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      7 reviews
      Apr 14 - 19, 2024
      Group size: 4 - 14
      Joan Fullerton 2024
      Glastonbury, CT, USA

      Artists Rising
      • Email address verified
      7 reviews

      Apr 14 - 19, 2024
      Group size: 4 - 14

      About this trip

      Intuitive Acrylic Painting and Collage with Joan Fullerton


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


      This class will take you beyond worn-out or predictable painting methods. We will experiment with innovative techniques and a mindset of relaxed awareness, which have been designed to cultivate curiosity and self-confidence.


      Inspiring demos, lots of time to paint, and group critiques will reinforce design and mindset objectives. Critiques will model how to discuss paintings with non-judgmental language that educates you to “see” more and to appreciate whatever might show up so that you and your art will flourish.


      “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 will 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.


      People being more open and creative when they “play” requires us to indulge in the ridiculous and outrageous, so plan on some goofy behavior and much laughter.


      All levels of experience are encouraged to attend.

      About Joan Fullerton

      Joan Fullerton grew up on the vast, slow-paced plains of Eastern Wyoming. While raising children, she studied watercolor with Edgar Whitney, Frank Webb, Charles Reid, and many nationally known watercolorists. In 1985, she returned to college and earned BFA and MFA painting degrees 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 eight years in Taos, Fullerton made her mark and established her reputation as a well-known and respected artist and teacher. In 2010, she moved to Denver, CO, where she now alternates painting in her studio with traveling to teach across the country and abroad.


      Fullerton’s art can be seen at JoanFullerton.com


      Information about the acclaimed online art experience “Paint Yourself Free” can be found at JoanFullertonWorkshops.com


      My painting process is one of experimentation and discovery. While I do not work with a predetermined subject in mind, I often end up with paintings symbolic of man’s connection to the Earth.


      With life and art, I intend to discover and maintain a bridge between form and the formless. I make contemplative art, art originating from “deep awareness”, and alive with the mystery of being. It would please me if viewers found my work intriguing and uplifting.


      Joan Fullerton is an acclaimed international Artist Educator devoted to uplifting others with Art. She is an expert creativity coach who inspires uninhibited humor, the ability to trust your impulses and to play like a child. A non-judgmental approach to artmaking expands students' confidence, enabling genuine, expressive paintings. Her fine-art career of 50+ years has produced hundreds of poetic images hanging in museums and private collections worldwide.


      Fullerton used her MFA painting degree to become an award-winning college art instructor. After 13 years of gaining valuable teaching experience in the classroom, she lived, painted, and exhibited full-time in Taos, NM. When divorce created a need for more income, Fullerton evolved her unique teaching methods to a workshop format and moved to the Denver area. As her reputation grew, she widened her reach well beyond the studio. Now, Fullerton inspires audiences internationally.


      Featured in several television interviews, painting blogs, magazine articles, and books, including the #1 bestseller Radical Self Love, Joan Fullerton is most proud of her online art experience, "Paint Yourself Free."

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      What’s included

      • Workshop Tuition
      • Guest Rooms
        Guest room ammenities include Towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hair dryers, in room coffeemaker, mini fridge, t.v., internet, lap desks, yoga mats
      • Welcome Reception
        Light appetizers and refreshments
      • All Meals and Snacks
        Includes 4 nights of dinner, lunch and breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer
      • Art Supplies
        If art supplies are included in the price of the retreat, it will show in the description.

      What’s not included

      • Transportation
        Taxis and rental cars available at airport. We may be able to pick you up at the airport or train station with prior arrangements.
      • Optional Excusions
        See below for fun and inspiring add-on excursions
      • Art Supplies
        Your instructor will reach out with details on needed materials and supplies. You can have your supplies shipped directly to us if you do not want to travel with them.
      • Travel Insurance
        Although we do not require trip insurance, we VERY HIGHLY recommend it. Here is a link for purchasing Trip Insurance where you can compare rates and coverage. https://www.travelinsurance.com/

      Available Packages

      Double Room / Shared En-Suite Bath
      Available until March 15, 2024Pre-registration

      Price is per person. Double Occupancy. You each have your own "sleeping nook" with fun and cozy privacy curtains and your own closet for personal items And your own bathrobe. You share an en-suite bathroom


      We assign all students  to rooms based on giving everyone a great space. All double occupancy rooms are in the main property


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%.  


      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee                    $1950

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%          $215   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                                     $2165


      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      $1,950
      Deposit: $450
      Single Room with Shared Bath
      Pre-registration

      A room all to myself but with a shared bathroom and at The Cardinal House, an 1800's historic Victorian adjacent to The Connecticut River Valley Inn


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 


      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee              $2295

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%    $253   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice

      TOTAL Retreat Fee  with tax           $2548


      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      $2,295
      Deposit: $450
      Single Room with Private Bath
      Pre-registration

      A room all to myself  with my own private en-suite bathroom and balcony in the Main House


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%.  


      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee              $2650

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%    $292   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                               $2942


      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      $2,650
      Deposit: $450
      Day Student
      Pre-registration

      For participants who don't need overnight lodging. Price is per person and includes lunch only. Doesn't include 24/7 after hours studio use after end of workshop.


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 6.45%. 


      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee                     $975

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 6.45         $63   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                                          $1038


      There are no prepay discounts for the Day Student rate

      $975
      Deposit: $450
      Double Room (Non-Artist)
      Pre-registration

      Do you have a loved one who you want to join you but WILL NOT be taking any classes? Use this add-on. This fee includes everything that the full rate includes EXCEPT for the classroom time.


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%.


      Here is the breakdown:

      Extra Guest                                           $1200

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%         $132   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                                     $1332


      There are no pre-pay discounts for this choice

      $1,200
      Deposit: $450

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrival

      6pm Welcome Reception - meet your fellow students reception with appetizers and refreshments.


      Room check ins begin at 3pm

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      Michael shared his knowledge unsparingly and with humor. He is a wonderful and inspiring teacher. The location, accommodations and Pat and Wayne (B&B proprietors) were all we could ask for. The attendees were an amiable, humorous and inspiring group. All in all the days were magical.
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      Thank you so much for the kind review. Michael is definitely a fantastic instructor. You can see clearly that he loves what he does! The group was definitely top notch! I loved meeting you all and hope you will return in the future.
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