Up To The Mark: 2 1/2 Day Abstract Intensive With Emphasis On Mark Making–Santa Fe, New Mexico


2020 DATES: OCTOBER 17, 4-7 P.M. AND OCTOBER 18-19, 9:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Limited to 6 students

6 spaces available



Develop your own unique marks and painting vocabulary in this 2 1/2 day abstract acrylic workshop. We will work on archival paper and, for those who like, unstretched canvas, using conventional and unconventional mark making tools and drawing media, such as different kinds of graphite, charcoal, inks, markers and the like, as well as acrylic paint.  Via guided exercises you will practice a variety of marks and learn how to create a work rich with history and depth through the process of layering these marks with acrylic paint.  This class is suitable for beginning and intermediate painters.  No experience with acrylic paints is necessary. Class size limited to 6.

Cost: $595, materials list will be provided one month prior to the workshop or materials can be provided at an additional cost of $100.


Full refund – $75 if requested 60 days prior to start of course. 1/2 refund if requested 31 days prior to start of course. No refund if canceled within 30 days of start date of course. To request a refund, please Contact Us>>

About The Instructors

Julie Schumer is a self-taught artist.  Her work is shown in galleries across the United States and is in many private collections.  She lives and works in Santa Fe, NM and in the past several years began teaching loosening up painting workshops.  Julie runs 1228 Parkway Art Space where she gives workshops. Julie Schumer

James Koskinas is a painter, writer, actor and  co-creator of the film, “The Twilight Angel,” as well as a play, “Even if The Mountains Burn.”  He attended the College of Arts and Crafts, in Oakland, California and has more recently studied with artists with Bob Winston, Robert Burridge, and Dean Howell. James Koskinas