Joanne Beaule Ruggles
visual artist and professor emeritus, was named finalist for Cal Poly State University's Distinguished Teaching Award (2000), and was granted its Distinguished Research Award (2004). Subsequently she received artist grants from James Irvine, Puffin, and Capelli d'Angeli Foundations.
From the bottom of your feet to the tips of your fingers, employ your entire body to make marks that are in touch with and communicate your emotions. We will work on mural-sized sheets of paper and/or canvas in our classroom and outdoors as we fully immerse ourselves in the abstract expressionist mark-making process. In addition, we will explore a range of tools that allow for heightened expression of our subconscious feelings.