Meet Stacy Stultz
What a journey it has been to get here. I have been making art ever since I can remember and now have found a way to mix a creative alchemy of a lifetime of interests into a new adventure.
My academic art career began at Towson University as a Fine Arts/ Art History major with a dash of Psychology as my minor. I spent long, mesmerizing hours in a dark lecture hall listening to the stories of the artists. Watercolor, figure drawing and pen and ink were my media of choice. A Masters of Art in Teaching followed at the Maryland Institute College of Art, during which time I was published designing a lesson plan around the local Baltimore artist, Anne Truitt, Years of teaching in both public and private schools, raising children, a few years of homeschooling and homemaking were all woven together to lead me to my next adventure: Art Therapy at The George Washington University in D.C. I was intrigued by what I was seeing in my students’ work; what was lying underneath, begging to be revealed in order to enhance the creative process. There’s nothing more rewarding and humbling than bearing witness to another soul’s journey. I have reserves of stored wealth in my heart hemmed from the therapeutic experience.
Four children, a best friend as a father, an amazingly supportive cheerleader of a husband and some amazing adventures have been the backbone of my life choices. For a few years, I had a little ceramics studio that was open to the public to create, paint and take classes. I’m an avid reader, collector of words, obsessive gardener, and photographer. I am thrilled to be launching a new business this summer: A Masters Journey Through Art, where I can combine art classes, workshops, and visits to artists’ residences, studios, and museums. Having always been interested in what drove the artists to create in a certain style, what was going on behind the scenes of a certain subject matter and what motivated them in their personal lives, I’d like to explore that with others.
Collage allows for us to find images that we may not be able to create otherwise. Looking through collected imagery; finding words, photos and pictures which illustrate your fears may begin the process of stepping toward them. Once this process is complete and organized in visual form, we will then gather images that help to heal, unravel and dispel the myth of that fear or fears and how it plays a role in preventing you from growing into your gifts. This course is taught by art educator and therapist Stacy Stultz.