Sharna Fulton is an illustrator and greeting card designer based in Midtown, Atlanta.
Graduating with a BA in English at CU Boulder, Sharna took art classes there and at the Portfolio Center.
Besides pictures, she loves words and began her creative career writing ads for a Washington D.C. ad agency. After moving to Atlanta in the early 90s, she shelved freelance writing to design ceramic giftware for resorts, the PGA, Atlanta Track Club, New York Marathon, etc. for ten years.
Sharna is the author of Chloe Pink coloring books to empower girls. She’s had her own gallery show, taught elementary and high school visual arts and was a teaching artist with Woodruff Arts Center’s Young Audiences before joining the roster of Georgia Council for the Arts.
Her editorial illustrations have appeared in Savannah Magazine and Savannah Visitor’s Guide.
In 2021, she launched a greeting card company, Little Desk Drawer. Her paper goods feature hand painted and digital illustrations and are available on her website and in a growing number of gift shops throughout the U.S.
Languages Spoken: English, and beginner-level Spanish
Arts Disciplines: Visual Art, Entrepreneurship, Media Arts, Creative Writing
Core Content Curriculum Areas: Visual Art, Media Arts, English/Language Arts
Specialized Content Areas: Arts Integration, STEAM, Character Education, Classroom Management Strategies
Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Special Populations: ELL (English Language Learners), At-Risk Students, Dyslexic Students, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Students, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students, LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex) students, Exceptional Learners (students with disabilities as well as those who are gifted and talented
Pre-Service Learning and Professional Development:Professional Development for K-12 Teachers, Professional Development for Teaching Artists
Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta
Program Types: School-based Classroom Workshop(s), School-based Assembly Program, School-based Residency Program, School-based Summer Program
Community-based Workshop(s), Community-based Residency Program, Community-based Summer Program
Hybrid Online and In-Person Content for Schools, Hybrid Online and In-Person Content for Communities, Hybrid Online and In-Person Content for Summer Programs
- 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
As an artist, I draw daily inspiration for my paper goods, illustrations and maps from my city walks, nature, travel, annual celebrations and more.
My work has been described as fresh, clean, and modern yet classic with a playful mid-century vibe. Reflecting my love for city life, café culture, parks, nature, travel, fashion and style, you’ll often see architecture, maps, coffee shops, people, flora and fauna in my pieces.
Also a writer, I view art as the other communication medium in my creative toolbox. Through line, shape and color, I’m able to express myself and connect with others in a bright, positive and heartfelt way that words simply cannot do.
It begins with a pencil sketch which I paint with gouache or watercolors then transfer to my iPad to finish digitally in Procreate and/or Photoshop on my Mac.
Teaching Artist: Young Audiences and Georgia Council for the Arts
Visual Arts Teacher: Fulton County Schools, Asa G. Hilliard Elementary School
Visual Arts Teacher: Savannah Chatham County Schools, Savannah High School
Chloe Pink Creativity Workshops: 2010 – present
Community Based Programs: Girls Inc of Atlanta, Boys & Girls Clubs of Atlanta