Live Painting Workshops

Julie offers custom private or individual small group abstract painting workshops.  Schedule a half day, full day or multi day painting experience.  Julie will tailor the workshop to fulfill your individual needs and goals.  Focus on exactly what you need to elevate your painting practice to a higher level.  Whether it’s Igniting your creative passion, taking risks, or accessing your inner boldness you will gain inspiration and new skills to continue with at home.  If you are new to abstract painting, explore the fundamentals with Julie.  Beginners are welcome!

You will work with Julie either on Zoom or in her large, comfortable well-equipped studio in midtown Santa Fe, just steps from the famed Meow Wolf exhibit space and 15 minutes from the downtown Plaza.

The cost of Julie’s custom private individual or group workshops depends on the amount of time you would like to book and the number of participants.  Contact Julie for a quote of the cost of a personalized workshop experience for you or your small group.

About Santa Fe

Santa Fe is the perfect place to recharge or explore your painting practice.  Not only does the city enjoy over 300 days a year of sunshine in brilliant cobalt blue skies along with moderate temperatures, but its history, architecture, award winning cuisine, stunning natural beauty and light of the area and its surroundings plus its overall undefinable mystical quality makes it a unique vacation destination as well as an artist’s haven.  Come reconnect to your creative self!

Santa Fe is accessible by car, train or via air.  You can fly into either the Santa Fe airport or the Albuquerque International Sunport, an hour away.  Rental cars are available at both locations as are shuttles, private car service and Uber.  There are many lodging options ranging from high end multi star resorts to more modestly priced hotels, motels and vacation rentals.

For further information, check these websites:  Santa Fe Travel and Tourism,  Trip AdvisorAirbnb.  Click here to obtain a Santa Fe Visitor’s Guide.

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Contact Julie to discuss a workshop for yourself or a small group, or use the form below.

“Dive Into Abstract Painting” Workshops 2023

In 2023 I am offering 4 live workshops in my studio in Santa Fe.  Each workshop will be geared toward what you need/want to work on in your own painting practice.  We will have some structure with assigned exercises designed to get you going but the focus will be on me helping each participant individually with their painting issues.  Consider it as a mini residency!  Each workshop is limited to 3 participants so I can give everyone the personalized attention you would expect in a one-on-one private workshop and so that everyone will be comfortable and have adequate space to paint larger than they might ordinarily. 

Each workshop will be two and a half days.  The first day we will meet from 3 to 6, the next two days from 9:30 to 4.  Water, coffee and treats will be provided.

The cost of the workshop is $750 plus New Mexico sales tax of $63.28.  A materials list will be provided upon payment of the workshop fee along with a questionnaire asking about your painting practice, painting journey and current needs.  We will work with acrylic paint and mark making tools.  Basic studio supplies are included.  If you would like me to provide your materials, there is a fee of $100.  However, please bring your own brushes. 

The dates for 2023 are:

April 14, 15 and 16

May 5, 6 and 7

June 2, 3 and 4

October 20, 21, 22

Please contact me to register.  A waiting list will be created for each workshop as needed.  I look forward to helping you with your creative practice!

Note:  Full refunds minus a $50 administrative fee are provided if you cancel 60 days prior to the workshop.  If you cancel after that, a refund less the administrative fee is provided if your space can be filled.

“Dive Into Abstract Painting” Workshop September 16, 17 and 18, 2022

This live workshop in Santa Fe will be geared toward what you need to work on in your painting practice.  We will have some structure with assigned exercises designed to get you going but the focus will be on me helping each participant individually with their painting issues.

The cost of the workshop is $695 plus New Mexico sales tax o $58.64.  A materials list will be provided.  We will work with acrylic paint and mark making tools.

The workshop is filled. Contact Julie to be put on a waiting list.

What people are saying 

“I enjoyed a three-person workshop in Santa Fe guided by artist Julie Schumer at the end of March. I worked on a large unstretched canvas and large 30”x44” pieces of paper. Substrates that I don’t use very often. The workshop was fun and productive. Having such a small group makes a huge difference in one’s ability to push their work further. Julie is talented, generous and meets you where you’re at and helps you to actually take steps to meet your heart’s desire rather than to fall into old habits.”
-Lori R.

“Painting with Julie was so helpful, she was able to access both my strengths and also where I needed extra attention! She helped me through my ‘stuck’ stages, by using less color and simplifying! She teaches with much ease and grace which helped me loosen-up and expand…BOLD moves!”
-Carmen P.

“My private weekend workshop with Julie was transformative.  She geared our time together to my specific needs and I feel like I really pushed through on my work!”
-Robin S.

“My private painting session with Julie was a very worthwhile experience that far exceeded my expectations. Julie is a generous, knowledgeable and encouraging instructor who introduced me to some new materials and helped me meet all of my goals.”
-Diane S.