Sharna Fulton

Sharna Fulton is a teaching artist with a background in writing, visual arts, and youth empowerment. From penning McDonald’s radio spots, to teaching kids art, to being a published author, Sharna has held many fun and creative jobs throughout her career. While her primary professional competency is in communications, it is her passion to help students achieve language and visual art success that matters most. In other words, she loves helping young people develop self-confidence through self-expression. As a Teaching Artist with Woodruff Arts Center, she developed Young Audiences’ first language arts program – “You’ve Got To Blog It: Expressing Yourself In A Digital Era.” Through interactive workshops, shared through the Georgia Council for the Arts Teaching Artists Registry, students learn writing, art, and digital tools to create a professional blog. The program meets Georgia ELA Standards. Sharna also has been empowering girls through after school programming since 2010. To learn more, visit www.chloepink.com.

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Arts Disciplines: Visual Art, Entrepreneurship, Media Arts, Creative Writing

Core Content Curriculum Areas: Visual Art, English/Language Arts, Entrepreneurship

Specialized Content Areas: Arts Integration, Literacy, Character Education, Cartooning, Graphic Novelling 

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Special Populations: ELL (English Language Learners), At-risk Students, Special Needs Students

Pre-Service Learning and Professional Development: Professional Development for Teaching Artists, Substitute Teacher Training and Certification

Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia, South Georgia

Program Fees:

  • Workshops: $75-$100 per 45-minute workshop or going rate – add $3 per book, per child for Chloe Pink workshops or where art supplies are needed
  • Residencies: $500 per 6-7 hour-day or going rate

Artistic Profile:

Sharna Fulton is a fine arts teacher in Fulton County with a background in writing, visual arts, and youth empowerment. From penning McDonald’s radio spots, to teaching kids art, to being a published author, Sharna has held many fun and creative jobs throughout her career. While her primary professional competency is in communications, it is her passion to help students achieve language and visual art success that matters most. In other words, she loves helping young people develop self-confidence through self-expression.

As a Teaching Artist with Woodruff Arts Center, she developed Young Audiences’ first language arts program – “You’ve Got To Blog It: Expressing Yourself In A Digital Era.” Through interactive workshops, shared through the Georgia Council for the Arts Teaching Artists Registry, students learn writing, art, and digital tools to create a professional blog. The program meets Georgia ELA Standards.

Sharna also has been empowering girls through after school programming since 2010. To learn more, visit www.chloepink.com.

Teaching Experience:

Visual Arts Teacher, Asa G. Hilliard Elementary, Fulton County

Chloe Pink Creativity Workshops: 2010 – present

Girls Inc of Atlanta

Boys & Girls Clubs of Atlanta

City of Decatur Libraries

Teaching Artist for Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center: 2012-2015

Highlights include:

Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy Residency

Ivy Prep Graphic Noveling Arts For Learning Residency

Cartooning: 2013

Oakhurst Garden, Decatur

K-5 Substitute Teacher: 2012-2015

Gwinnett County Schools

Englewood City Schools (Denver, CO)

The Galloway School

After School Art Teacher: 2010-2012

Snellville Fine Arts & Framing

Gwinnett County – Calligraphy and Kids Arts Classes

Sample Programs:

  • “You’ve Got To Blog It – Expressing Yourself In A Digital Era.”
    • For grades 3-12.
    • In this interactive 45-minute or week-long residency program, students get to explore and express what matters to them most. Next, they learn how to communicate that through digital media. As a social media and blogging professional, the teaching artist shares the tools of the trades with students and helps them creatively design a blog that expresses their personal view while reaching the desired audience. Meets GA ELA Standards. Classroom size up to 30 students.
  • “The Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream Diary Club”
    • For girls in grades K-4.
    • In this interactive 45-minute or week-long residency, multicultural girls develop self-confidence through self-expression. Through conversations with the author/creator of Chloe Pink and girl empowerment expert, students explore effective communication, problem solving, goal setting and leadership skills. A variety of art and writing activities are woven throughout the program including watercolor, cartooning, collage, journaling, felt crafting, and improv. In addition to the workshop and finished art projects, each girl leaves with her very own Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream Coloring Book signed by the author. Meets GA ELA Standards. Classroom size up to 30 students.
  • “Gee Biz Kids!”
    • For grades 3-12.
    • In this week workshop or week long interactive residency, students develop their very own business plan. First, trying to solve a problem or fill a need, they create and present a prototype product or service. Business planning subjects include: sales & marketing, patenting and trademarking, day-to-day operations, finding your customer base, social entrepreneurship and more. Sharna Fulton has more than 20 years experience as a business owner and chief marketing officer for her own enterprises. Meets GA ELA Standards. Classroom size up to 30 students.

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