Learn with Julie Schumer

3 Day Abstract Art Intensive Workshops

Workshop Leaders: Suzanne Jacquot and Julie Schumer

Get wild with us! Bring your courage, curiosity, and love of creating for these 3 day intensive abstract acrylic workshops.  Explore, delve, learn to trust yourself and get wildly creative.  You will be guided through a series of structured loosening up exercises, incorporating both painting and drawing, using acrylic paint and a variety of drawing tools in the creation of non-objective paintings.  You will gain courage, build trust in your artistic choices, grow your skills of design, explore your own inner painting language and nurture your creative spirit.  There will be plenty of free painting time as well.  Come prepared to rediscover the art of play and tap into your inner wildness.  All levels welcome.

The Santa Fe workshops will include a walking tour on Friday afternoon to see Abstract Art in selected galleries, will emphasize the power of color, and is an all new workshop for those who participated in our September, 2017 3 day intensive.

Collaborative Painting by Julie and Suzanne
50″ X 38″, Mixed Media on Paper

“Express Your Wild Creativity: Cut Loose, Get Wild!”

May 18, 19, 20 at Julie’s studio in Santa Fe, NM

“Get Bold, Get Wild, Paint Big!”

September 7, 8, 9 at Julie’s studio in Santa Fe, NM

“Get Wild, Paint Big”

4 Day Abstract Art Workshop with Julie and Suzanne Jacquot
May 17-20, 9:30-4, Sebastopol, California, in Suzanne’s new studio!

For more details and to register, see www.livingyourwildcreativity.com

Watch videos of Julie at the September, 2017 Santa Fe workshop

Watch videos from our 2016 workshop

Participants say:

Julie’s workshop was informative, inspiring, and helped build my confidence and momentum–which was exactly what I needed.
I enjoyed learning the loosening up techniques to help get started when faced with a blank canvas and not sure where/how to start; and also had fun exploring with new paint and drawing tools that produced surprisingly great results. The walking tour of galleries, experimenting with color and painting large were additional highlights of the weekend. Julie is a wonderful guide, a gracious host and very generous in sharing her extensive knowledge. I loved getting wild and re-igniting my creative spirit. Look forward to taking another workshop soon!
-Rose H. Faissal

I did Julie’s Abstract workshop in May and had the most wonderful time. The space was an artist dream workspace. She introduced us to new tools and new techniques which helped push me to explore my art making in a new way.
Julie was an informed and encouraging teacher. And a pleasure to get to know better as I have long been an admirer of her work. I recommend her workshops with highest acclaim!
-Robin Hamaker

“Fortunate indeed are those who take a class from Suzanne Jacquot and Julie Schumer. This is not the usual experience, where there is normally one platform, or one focus. They both have crafted, as a team, new approaches to content: tools, colors, size, composition. Yes, these are the “under layers”, just like any other class you might have taken. But it goes far beyond that.
Meeting you at your level, their skills are intuitive. And this is in a class room with others!! I don’t know how they do it, but I felt as if I was getting individualized instruction. I learned to “build” personalized layers with each day’s class, within myself, and I became confident of my creativity, and how I express it.”

-Sarah O’Hala

“Where the Pavement 

Julie Schumer painting workshop

Ends” was a valuable artistic experience that I would highly recommend. The painting and drawing exercises designed by the instructor are created to benefit artists of all levels.”
-Amy Longcope

“The workshop was a life changing event for my husband and me, who were first time painters. After a few guided exercises, we quickly developed our own styles and gained a feeling for painting. James and Julie’s mentoring approach provided a safe and stress-free environment that allowed us to feel comfortable opening up and letting loose our creative side. We especially enjoyed painting together on the same piece. It was a unique challenge that allowed us to learn how to combine our different styles in a cohesive and collaborative manner.”
-Violeta Hammond

“Where the Pavement Ends” was an experience that I believe has taken my approach to painting to a new level. This experience is comparable
to a spiritual break through for me in the sense that once a realization or understanding happens, it can never be un-learned. I have been
liberated from some old habitual boring patterns that no longer serve me and this workshop experience has added new approaches and spaciousness to my process. Thank you James!”
-Laura Tarnoff