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 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 2020 calendar includes 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

“Dive Into Abstract Painting”

2 1/2 DAY ABSTRACT ART INTENSIVE
2020 DATES: APRIL 3, 4-7 P.M. APRIL 4 & 5, 9:30-4 P.M.,
Limited to 6 students
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

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Julie Schumer and James Koskinas

Cost: $595, 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 1/2 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.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

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. 

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

 

“Up To The Mark: 2 1/2 Day Abstract Intensive With Emphasis On Mark Making”

2020 DATES: MAY 1, 4-7 P.M. AND MAY 2-3, 9:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Limited to 6 students
JULIE SCHUMER & JAMES KOSKINAS

For more information, and to register>>

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 is 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.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

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. 

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

 

“Boldly Abstract 1”

A 3 DAY NON-OBJECTIVE PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH JULIE SCHUMER AND CAT TESLA IN SANTA FE
AUGUST 14, 15, and 16, 2020
LOCATION: 1228 PARKWAY ART SPACE, SANTA FE (Julie’s studio)
9 AM to 4:30 PM EACH DAY
COST: $950 BRING A FRIEND AND SAVE $50 EACH
Limited to 8 students

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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.

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

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.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

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 email Julie>>

 

“Boldly Abstract 2”

A 3 DAY NON-OBJECTIVE PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH JULIE SCHUMER AND CAT TESLA IN SANTA FE
AUGUST 19, 20 and 21, 2020
LOCATION: 1228 PARKWAY ART SPACE, SANTA FE (Julie’s studio)
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

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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.

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

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.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

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 email Julie>>

 

“Go Big!: 2 1/2 Day Paint Large Workshop”

2020 DATES: SEPTEMBER 18, 4-7 P.M. AND SEPTEMBER 19-20, 9:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Limited to 6 students
JULIE SCHUMER & JAMES KOSKINAS

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Would you like to paint larger but you’re afraid to make the leap?  In this 2 1/2 day workshop you will explore the creation of non-objective paintings on a surface larger than you ever have before and discover the thrill of making larger, bolder marks on a bigger surface.  We will  use large paper and unstretched canvas as well as acrylic paints and a variety of drawing tools.  Through a series of guided exercises as well as independent exploration, you will enter this exciting new land.  Various tools with which to paint large will be provided. As the class size is limited to 6, there will be an opportunity to paint on the floor, if desired, as well as outside, weather permitting.  Materials list to be provided one month prior to the workshop.  

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

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

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. 

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

 

“Up To The Mark: 2 1/2 Day Abstract Intensive With Emphasis On Mark Making”

2020 DATES: OCTOBER 2, 4-7 P.M. AND OCTOBER 3-4, 9:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Limited to 6 students
JULIE SCHUMER & JAMES KOSKINAS

For more information, and to register>>

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.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

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. 

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

 

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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

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