Weed, CA, United States
Welcome to creativity, comfort & fun. Art is a gift, one that I continue to hone and refine by teaching, learning & creating.
Oil and Acrylic Painting, Mosaics, Lamp Worked Beads, Glass Fusion, Stained Glass, Silver and Bronze Metal Clay, Water Color Journaling, Dimensional Art, Sculpting, Welding, Home Decorating, HGTV, My Family and Friends.
Skills and Techniques
Teaching and Demonstrations and hands-on learning and creating is one of the greatest ways I know to share tips and techniques. I love to pass on what I have learned to others. In Oil painting I love the 'Old Masters Method" which is an under-painting with layers of glazing.Complimentary painting is another favorite painting technique.In Water Color I love to catch the memory outdoors on location in writings, drawings and color that is fresh, quick and fun. My students say I make everything look easy...and with practice, it is :D
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Get to Know
My real name is Julianne, but I have always been called Julie and that suits me just fine. When I was young and people asked me where I got something that I had created I said, "Julie's of California". I'm still Julie, but "Julianne's of California" has become my handle.Nature and life have sculpted my creativity and character. I dedicate myself to all who want to allow art to create their song of joy. I especially enjoy the Northern California setting where I was born and now live. It is here I expect the unexpected, the awe inspiring and to be joy-filled with my surroundings.I have taught over 2 decades for the University of Reno, South Campus and the College of the Siskiyous. It is an honor that hundreds have taken classes from me. Many have gone on to open businesses of their own with success. I am in demand as an instructor and am told that my expertise and flexibility is evident. My work is primarily realistic reflecting my vision and insight for color, style and placement. I founded Juliart School which is located in Mt. Shasta. The area inspires the soul with its spectacular vistas. Creativity abounds here. Many look for a place to learn, expand, explore, relate, identify, inspire, meet, work and play in an environment that is accepting, fun and relaxing. Juliart√?‚EUR?√,†School is just such a place. Here art finds its expression. Here is inspiration. Here students feel at home. It's the least expensive therapy around! My inner art vision translates into color, texture, light and shadow in oils, water colors, acrylics, clay, glass, florals or metals. A love of learning combined with determination causes me to experiment with new techniques and media so that I can pass it on. I especially enjoy rendering human or animal life in nature.Creating has been a passion of mine since I was a child. My claim to fame was sculpting mud and hair that had shampoo in it at a very early age. I went on to sculpt soap, pumice, wire, chicken wire, papier-mache, and different types of clay. Nowadays besides working with river clay I work with metal clays and glass and continue to love the simple pleasures of sculpting with my grandkids by making play dough and passing on the joy of art and loving relationships with them. Many people have nurtured and developed my art over the years beginning with my Mom who recognized my desire to create by giving me tools and materials so I could develop my art interest. Then there was my Dad who inspired me by his steady life. He's a down to earth man, working with his hands, tilling the garden, finding ways to help and give hope. He was a builder and I watched and learned to become a difference-maker like my Dad.There were many teachers who challenged me with art projects. I will never forget Mrs. Bluebird, my second grade teacher who asked me to do all the bulletin boards as well draw colored chalk seasonal scenes on the chalk boards. The variety of art I experienced was alluring; from papier-mache animals for the children's home to 2-Dimensional maps with mountains, rivers and cities. I loved Sunday School and Vacation Bible School where there were always art projects to do. In my 4 years of High School I took every class possible from Miss Hart, a grand artist and teacher, who not only taught me much, but left me with the desire to continue the love of learning, developing and refining my art. During college I had several art professors, but I took classes from my favorite professor in Oil Painting and clay every year. He was Del Gish, now a sought after American Artist.I can remember the exact time that I became a professional artist. During one of my college classes I told my teacher of my longing to be an artist. He told me that when I began selling my work that I would be a professional. I promptly went and sold a piece for five dollars, returning with a smile to let him know that I had become a professional artist overnight.