Learn with Julie Schumer: Where the Pavement Ends Workshops

What better place to immerse yourself in your artistic process than Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the great art capitals of the world and a place of great physical beauty, culture and inspiration. 

Julie offers expressive, non-objective painting workshops throughout the year. Some include Julie teaming with other artists, including James Koskinas, Suzanne Jacquot and Cat Tesla. These workshops, held in Julie and James’s large, comfortable studio, are designed for participants to take risks and loosen up while developing and strengthening their skills, creative intuitive intelligence and their own authentic voice, thus enhancing their work.  The full 2020 calendar of workshop offerings will be posted during Fall, 2019.  The 2020 calendar will include workshops on beginning non-objective painting, mark making, and our ever popular Paint Big! and Boldly Abstract.

Private custom individual and group workshops are available all year round.  Contact Julie to inquire as to availability and pricing for you or your group.  Half or full day (6 hour) workshops are perfect for those wanting to get a taste of non objective painting, while two and three day group or private classes serve those who cannot make a regularly scheduled workshop,  who want a deeper immersion or who have specific things they want to work on  Based on what you would like to accomplish, Julie will plan a curriculum tailored to your goals and level of experience.

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

Group Workshops

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

EXPRESS YOUR WILD CREATIVITY
4 FULL DAY ABSTRACT ART INTENSIVE
DATES: SEPT 13, 14, 15, 16  2019    9:30-4PM
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

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

SUZANNE JACQUOT AND JULIE SCHUMER

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

 

“Dive Into Abstract Painting”

2 DAY ABSTRACT ART INTENSIVE
DATES: MARCH 21 AND 22, 2020 9:30-4 P.M.,
A SECOND SESSION TBD for late summer, or early fall, 2020
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
For more information, and to register, Contact Julie→ 

Julie Schumer and James Koskinas

Cost: $525, materials list will be provided one month prior to the workshop, or materials can be provided at an additional cost of $100.

Take a leap with us into the unknown in this 2 day intensive abstract acrylic workshop.  Through a series of structured exercises designed to help you loosen up, we will explore various elements of a non-objective painting including color, composition, structure and eye flow, line, value and texture using acrylic paint and a variety of drawing and mark making tools, both conventional and unconventional.  We will work on archival paper and unstretched canvas.  Bring your artistic passion, the willingness to try something different, experiment, and gain a new perspective.   Class size limited to 6 will allow participants to paint larger if they wish to do so. This workshop is available to all levels but is perfect for those new to abstract painting.  No previous experience with acrylic paints is necessary.

 

“Up To The Mark: 2 Day Abstract Intensive With Emphasis On Mark Making”

DATES: APRIL 4 AND 5, 2020, 9:30 to 4 P.M.
JULIE SCHUMER & JAMES KOSKINAS
For more information, and to register, Contact Julie→ 

Develop your own unique marks and painting vocabulary in this 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.

Cost: $525, materials list will be provided one month prior to the workshop or materials can be provided at an additional cost of $100.

 

“Ignite Your Wildness! Paint Big!

SUZANNE JACQUOT AND JULIE SCHUMER
2 sessions, Spring, 2020 and Fall, 2020.  Details as to dates and price will be available in early Fall, 2019.  Contact Julie→ to be placed on the list for this very popular workshop.

Are you ready to push your envelope to paint larger but haven’t done it yet?  Are you ready to challenge your habits and step outside your customary ways of painting?   If so, this workshop is just right for you. In this Structured Intensive you will be led through a series of guided exercises where you will learn various ways to develop a large painting.  While exploring and experimenting with new techniques and large tools, the emphasis will be on strengthening intuition,  risk taking, and embracing the unknown.  There will be plentyy of time for independent study.

This intensive acrylic workshop is a time for deep exploration and personal experimentation without concern for the final outcome.  You will learn techniques and big tools to make large images 60” and above.  In a supportive environment and community of like-minded artists, we help you set your intentions, encourage risk taking,  and demonstrate ways to help you develop your own dynamic expressive images. There will be demos of painting techniques to be used in the creation of larger works, including the use of larger tools, dividing space, starts and knowing when a work is finished.  This workshop is for intermediate and advanced students.  A materials list will be provided one month before the workshop.

Come enjoy the Sonoma Wine Country and the beautiful vineyard views in Suzanne’s new Dream Studio/Studio 4404 in the spring, come in September to Santa Fe to experience the City Different at its finest.

“Boldly Abstract 1”

A 3 day Non-Objective Painting Workshop with Julie Schumer and Cat Tesla in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dates: August 14, 15, and 16, 2020
Location: 1228 Parkway Art Space, Santa Fe (Julie’s studio)
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm each day
Cost: $950 Bring a friend and save $50 each
Limited to 8 students

For more information, and to register→

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.

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.

 

“Boldly Abstract 2”

A 3 day Non-Objective Intermediate Painting Workshop with Julie Schumer and Cat Tesla in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dates: August 19, 20 and 21, 2020
Location: 1228 Parkway Art Space, Santa Fe, NM (Julie’s studio)
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm each day
Cost: $950 Bring a friend and save $50 each.
Take both workshops and save $200!
Limited to 12 students

For more information, and to register→

Have some experience painting, but want to explore the elements of non-objective painting in more depth, increase your confidence and creative intelligence? Boldy Abstract 2 is for you. As in Boldly Abstract 1 we will cover aspects of color, composition and mark making however through a series of more challenging exercises meant for those with more painting experience. Need to improve your go-to palette and make it more sophisticated? Don’t know how to fix an unsatisfying painting? We will show you ways to do that. On the last day, we will share our extensive knowledge of the art business with you, covering such topics as the mechanics of running your own art business, applying to galleries, staying organized and juggling social media and marketing, as well as the ins and outs of participation in art fairs. At the end of Day 3, join us and fellow artists for a no host dinner to celebrate your success.

This intensive 3 day workshop is for more experienced 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.

 

Participant Testimonials

Private Workshops

We can do a 2, 3, full day (6 hours) or multi day workshop.
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:
Cut Loose, Get Bold
Boldly Abstract
Up To the Mark
Dive Into Abstract Painting
Ignite Your Wildness
Individual Instruction
Custom Group Workshop

Workshop Videos

Participants say:

Every day 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

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