I am Lisette Villalobos, the founder of Colorful Palettes. I am a mother, teacher, an artist and a blogger. I've been teaching for over 12 years. I have taught art in a preschool, K-12, summer enrichment program and a gifted and talented academy. I love art and I love to teach art. Art has the power to express feelings without having to speak. Art expands the imagination and develops creativity through drawing, painting, sculpture and much more.
My students focus on the elements and principles of design, while pursuing their own personal identity and developing their artistic persona with my guidance. My students learn and explore a range of materials and techniques. My students are also are encouraged to learn from various artists and culture. I believe that everyone can create art. Everyone has the ability to be creative and express themselves. I encourage my students to think for themselves and to not give up if they made a mistake. Mistakes can become the best part of their artwork. As an educator, I believe that it’s my job to cultivate and develop the student’s love to create art.
2003 - My sculpture was exhibited at Montclair State University. 2004 - My drawings and prints were exhibited at Montclair State University art gallery. 2008 - My paintings and prints were exhibited at a gallery in Harlem, NY. 2015- I designed and wrote the middle school art curriculum in the town I work for. 2018 - My painting was exhibited in Karl and Helen Burger Gallery in Kean University.
I have a bachelors of fine arts education with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in Psychology from Montclair State University. I have a Masters in Liberal Arts with a concentration in bookmaking from Thomas Edison State College. I have taken several graduate art courses at Rutgers University and William Paterson University.
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