Learn with Julie Schumer: Where the Pavement Ends Workshops

Workshops in Santa Fe with Julie Schumer

Dive Into Abstract Painting

JULY  19, 20 
10 AM – NOON


A series of workshops as part of Santa Fe Art Week.
Taught by Julie Schumer and James Koskinas.

Tap into the artistic inspiration all around you in Santa Fe, unleash your creative spark and explore some of the different design elements of  a non-objective painting.  We will show you how to create a neutral, harmonized  palette using a few colors of your choice.  Then using archival artist’s paper, acrylic paint, drawing tools such as graphite, pastel and markers and various painting tools such as scrapers, small and large brushes, and whisk brooms we will explore the elements we have discussed.  You will have the option to work on small or larger paper.

Cost: $150 for each session. Click here to sign up.



“Cut Loose!  Get Bold!  Find your Marks!”

DATES: SEPT 13, 14, 15, 16  2019    9:30-4PM

NOTE: This workshop is full at this time. Contact Julie to be notified if there is an opening.


Go wild with us! Bring your courage, your curiosity, your love of creating for this 4-day intensive abstract acrylic workshop. This workshop is chock full of learning, exploring, delving, trusting, getting wildly creative. You will be guided in a series of structured loosening up exercises, using acrylic paint and a variety of drawing tools in the creation of nonobjective abstract 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. You will explore tools and marks and how your signature marks enliven your paintings.   Plenty of free painting time as well. Come prepared to rediscover Santa Fe, the art of play and tap in to your inner wildness! All levels welcome.   Julie’s spacious art studio is located across the street from MeowWolf.

Cost: $895.  $795 for returning participants.
Bring a Friend and Save: $1600 for two

Cancellation policy:  Full refund -$75 if cancelled 60 days or more in advance, 1/2  returned -$75 if cancelled 30 days in advance.  No refund if cancelled less than 30 days before workshop.  To obtain refund email Suzanne at ljsjacquot@gmail.com


Julie Schumer Abstract Landscape Holding My Own

Holding My Own
-Julie Schumer

“Boldly Abstract”

A 3 day Non-Objective Painting Workshop with Cat Tesla and Julie Schumer in Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 4, 5 and 6, 2019,  9 AM to 4:30 PM
$875   Bring a friend and save $50 each

NOTE: This workshop is currently filled. Contact Julie to be notified if there is an opening.

For more information, and to register, click here>>

Explore and develop your personal voice in the inspirational environment of Santa Fe. Through a series of guided exercises we will cover composition, color, value and how to work on multiples at the same time. Find your own signature with different mark making tools and learn how your marks enliven your paintings. You will learn how to harmonize any palette, move from analysis paralysis to painting success and to trust your artistic choices. There will be plenty of time for independent exploration.

Free Spirit
-Cat Tesla


This intensive 3 day workshop is for all levels of artists who have experience using acrylic paint.

At the end of day 3, join us and fellow artists for a no host dinner to celebrate your success.





Cat Tesla is an award winning international artist with gallery representation in the U.S. and U.K.  She provides a unique perspective to abstract painting in a supportive environment.  Formerly a genetic counselor, she has been a professional artist for 22 years.

Private Workshops

A 2 hour private workshop is $190 plus tax, a 3 hour private workshop is $285 plus tax and a full day (6 hours  [3 hours in the morning, an hour for lunch and 3 hours in the afternoon) is $570 plus tax. 
Contact Julie to arrange a workshop designed just for you!


Sign up for workshops, or let me design a custom workshop for you or your group. 
Do you have a group of artists wanting to take a workshop together in your city?  Use the form below to contact me with your location and group size for pricing. I am also available for private instruction.
Let me know what dates and times are best for you.
I will contact you for payment information and to answer any  questions you have.
You may cancel 30 days or more before the workshop for a full refund.

Workshops you are interested in:
Abstracting the Figure
Loosen Up! Paint Large!
Individual Instruction
Custom Group Workshop

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

Watch videos from our 2016 workshop

Participants say:

Everyday of the workshop was an eye opener.  After experiencing the tools
and techniques, I am confident I now can go paint big.  Great to work in
community.  It is great benefit to have two teaches each with their own
unique perspectives. 
-A Rogone

I LOVED Julie’s 2 day “Paint Big, Paint Loose” class in her Santa Fe studio.  Julie had prepared me in advance not to expect any masterpieces nor any finished paintings.  Having this expectation prior to arriving at class allowed me just to play, experiment, move big and have fun.  And have fun I did have.  The exercises, some of which I had never done, were enjoyable as was the free painting time.  Julie was generous with her expertise, supplies and encouragement and gentle in giving suggestions.  LOVED this class.  Thanks, Julie.  
-Lynne P.

Julie’s workshops are amazing.  She helps you unlock your spark and push past your boundaries into new territory.  Loved every minute.
-Diane Semper

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