Intuitive Painting Workshops

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Welcome to my workshops page.  Here you can sign up for one of my upcoming intuitive painting workshops.  You can read about my approach to intuitive painting here.  Check it out!    (You can learn more about my 3-4 day El Rito painting retreats here.)  

My Santa Fe workshops run from 10am-5pm and my “urban-oasis” studio is located on Second Street, mid-town Santa Fe. The studio has high ceilings, big windows, great ambience and lovely access to grass and trees for lunchtime. You will want to bring your lunch.

All materials are provided.  I use acrylic paints, large format –approximately 3′ x 4′.  If you’re new to intuitive painting these workshops serve as a powerful jumpstart to your creative process.  If you come to many of my workshops, you experience how each workshop helps you unfurl a little more, like peeling an onion.  

Magically, as you keep showing up in the studio–picking up the paintbrush–allowing yourself to adventure and explore, you build self trust, open to tremendous freedom,  and experience the joys and challenges of a creative life.  I look forward to seeing you in the studio!
Julie Claire

For The Love of Color

an intuitive painting experience

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Santa Fe 10am-5pm

We’re talking “adventure” here.  No map.  No formulas or things to know–including about color. Yes you can use black and white right out of the bottle!  Let alone accidentally creating the coolest purple you can imagine.  When you draw on your intuition and allow in spontaneity, it’s amazing what shows up in your painting.   Small group setting.  Maximum 8 people. 

“It was a day out of time for me, an opportunity to focus on letting go of perfectionism and trusting risk in a safe and creative environment. I found it thrilling, satisfying, and a whole lot of fun!”


Trusting Your Creative Flow

an intuitive painting experience

Saturday November 4 2017

Santa Fe 10am-5pm

Radical trust.  It’s contagious.  When we find it in our creative space, we bring it into everything that we do.  Picking up the paintbrush becomes a journey– instinctually playing with paint opens up our natural spontaneity and joyful self.  One color leads us to the next.  This day of painting will give you a safe space to experience your creative flow, fully intact and ready to tap into.  Small group setting.

“My inside critical voice is LOUD. What I most feared was not liking what I created. The greatest gift of the workshop was the sacred nature of the process. The experience of being alone with myself, though surrounded by gentleness, in the quiet company of others, allowed me to savor the experience. Your photographs taken throughout the day provided me evidence along the way, that big things happened. I am grateful for your unusual gift of creating safety and belonging. I look forward to spending  more time in the studio.”

Janie Oakes

Painting Into the New Year 2018

release the old, invoke the new

Saturday/Sunday January 6/7 Santa Fe

Sat./Sunday January 20/21 El Rito NM

Two days of painting to bring in the new year. Playing with color and spontaneity, you will come back into right relationship with your deeper self–a time for healing, play, transformation. You can think of this workshop has a glorious reset button. It’s not about the finished painting–it’s about refreshing your heart’s compass, engaging your muse and rediscovering the gift of simply being you.
The January 6/7 workshop takes place in my Santa Fe Studio.


The January 20/21 workshop takes place in my El Rito Studio.  El Rito is a charming Northern New Mexico village approximately one hour from both Santa Fe and Taos, close to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs and beautiful Abiquiu.  Given this workshop is in January, I recommend staying in the area. This is my home studio–very large, rustic and enlivened by a roaring wood stove. 

Registration opening soon

“Julie, A profound weekend for me…Your affirmation and stimulation of painting, poetry, music and group sharing are a powerful catalyst.  i saw the doors open and i stepped through.  Thank you.”

William C. Page