Juliana’s class was inspiring, challenging, and encouraging. I am more confident with color, light, composition, and perspective techniques due to Juliana’s straightforward and tactile teaching style. Sharing her most results-oriented techniques, she empowers her students to approach their work with individuality, renewed confidence, and fresh perspective. Juliana also infused personal narratives about her artistic practice, gave hands on demonstrations, and exposed us to traditional and contemporary approaches to image making. She meets each individual where they are and successfully teaches beginning students to advanced level artists with grace and enthusiasm.
-Colleen McCormick Metzger
“I created work that holds the eye”
I have several of my pastels up in my house, and I am so touched to hear reactions of friends and family who visit. Some of the magic of Ghost Ranch seems to come through! I loved the pacing, was complimented by the direct, full instructions that really helped me think about composition, something I don’t think I’ve received instruction on before. With your help, I created work that holds the eye. I am thrilled. As a lover of rich color, my heart opened as I was able to explore, take chances, be bold with color and texture. You fed my explorations and confidence and I had a sense of freedom I treasure remembering.
Thanks so much for offering your expertise, your love of the process of creating, and your openness to me and the class.
“Pushed and expanded my artistic abilities”
Doing art with such an inspiring and talented and good spirited group was truly a joy for me! Juliana, you have been the best, in many ways. I have learned a lot from you and so admire your passion and skill as an artist in your own right. I found each of the three classes that I attended to push and expand my artistic abilities AND I thoroughly enjoyed all of the plein air and outings that the classes engaged in.
“I learned to force myself to sketch first”
“Cares about her students and their growth as artists”
This class is a joy, whether you are a beginner or an experienced pastel painter. There is a good balance of instruction and painting. Juliana cares about her students and their growth as artists. Her coaching is very helpful.
“Brings out the best in each of us”
-Debbie Gatlin Adams
“Recommend to anyone wanting to tap into their creativity and curiosity”
Painting the Painted Desert workshop with Juliana was such an uplifting and wonderful experience! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to tap into their creativity and curiosity, with soul elevating beauty surrounding you in every direction. Great people. Great place. Great experience.
“Everyone grows as an artist”
-Claude Cookman, Ph.D.
“Offers tips and suggestions that bring a distinctiveness to any work in progress”