Download Your Free Guide: 9 Essential Tips On How To Start Painting Again

Are you a former painter wanting to return to your art after a long break but don’t know how to get started?  Or a new painter at the beginning of this exciting path?  Returning to or beginning your creative practice is not always easy.  Here is a free guide with tips to help you reconnect with your creative side and either begin or reignite your painting journey.

julie schumer's free guide to abstract painting

Dive Into Abstract Painting®: Exploring Fundamentals Online Workshop

abstract painting workshop with julie schumer

This 6 week online course is perfect for beginners who feel lost, overwhelmed and fearful about starting or resuming their creative practice after a long absence or for painters with some experience but who feel stuck and want to shake things up with new ideas.

Together we will explore what basic materials to have on hand, setting up your studio, how to get and stay loose, finding your artistic voice, and certain of the elements of abstract painting including color value, mark making, and composition, as well as various ways to start and move through a painting to the end.

Our focus is on you learning to trust your creative intelligence, which will lead to you to approach your painting practice with confidence and joy.

Registration for the course is now available!

Dive Into Abstract Painting®: Exploring Contrast Online Workshop

 

julie schumer online workshop exploring contrast Working with color, mark making and shapes, together we will explore ways to infuse and transform your abstract paintings with contrast, exciting you and your viewer’s eye.

This is a self-paced online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks depending upon the amount of time you have available. Delivered in a password protected virtual classroom, it is organized into different learning modules by subject.

Registration for the course is now available!

Dive Into Abstract Painting®: Exploring Mark Making Online Workshop

julie schumer workshop mark makingFind and develop your own unique expressive marks and painting vocabulary in this abstract acrylic painting workshop.  Learn about a variety of painting and drawing tools, both conventional and unconventional, discover your own signature marks and how to communicate through them in your work.  Create depth by layering marks with paint.  Learn how to use marks to energize your work with contrast and value.  You will be working on either paper or canvas with acrylic paint and different kinds of drawing tools such as charcoals, graphites, Stabilo Woody pencils, art crayons, pastels, and the like.

Registration for the course is now available!

Boldly Abstract Online Workshop

julie schumer workshops boldly abstractThrough 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.

 

In this online course you will clarify your visual abstract style and work in a series, which is imperative to selling your work to collectors, through galleries, or online. If you don’t know where to start in your abstract painting, or what makes an abstract painting strong or how to finish an abstract painting with finesse, then this course is for you!

 

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 since 2014 has been teaching expressive painting workshops.

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.

The next offering is January, 2022. Registration dates to be announced.

The Business of Art Online Workshop

 

julie schumer and cat tesla art workshops
This 6 module online course shows artists how to eliminate the chaos and confusion of turning your art into a business and stop feeling like an impostor and more like a valid professional artist by systematically building not only the proper mindset but also a successful business around your art.

Led by Cat Tesla and Julie Schumer, you’ll be learning from two seasoned professional artists combining decades of experience into one course! If you’ve always wanted to be a professional artist, there’s no better time to invest in yourself than now.

 

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 since 2014 has been teaching expressive painting workshops.

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.

The next offering is January, 2022. Registration dates to be announced.

Custom & Private Abstract Art Workshops

julie schumer private artist workshopJulie offers custom & private art workshops tailored to your individual needs and goals and can base a curriculum based on what you want to accomplish. Schedule your private workshop for a half day, full day (6 hours) or multiple days.    Contact Julie to discuss a workshop for yourself or a small group.  

These workshops will be available via Zoom or a similar video conferencing platform, or in my studio.

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