Intuitive Painting Workshops

Santa Fe and El Rito, New Mexico


Welcome to my workshops page.  Here you can sign up for one of my upcoming intuitive painting workshops or playshops.  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.)  

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.  

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

Creativity Lab: Weekly Painting Group
Now an online group 

10am-noon Wednesday mornings online with Zoom
2 hours for you to play and adventure with acrylics, collage or any creative materials in a small group setting.  

A rare offering of sacred space, group energy on a weekly basis; this class changes lives.  My longest offering ever, going strong since 2011. Contact Julie if you’re interested. 


Summer Saturdays 2022:  June 25th
An Intuitive Painting Adventure

 Small group, sacred space for you to play and adventure with acrylics, in a quiet rural village where you can feel restored.
   Enjoy this day of creative exploration.  Playing with color and spontaneity, you will be guided through a process of painting that emerges from your spirit and connects you to your creative core.  Freed from the inner critic, you will have the time and space to enjoy discovering your unique creative flow.  This workshop takes place in my El Rito, New Mexico Studio.  Please contact Julie for more info or to sign up.  Space is limited. 10am-5pm.  $175 includes all materials and tax.   

“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!”


3 Day Intuitive Painting Retreats

Stay tuned for Upcoming 2022 dates

In El Rito approximately one hour northwest

of Santa Fe. 

“My inside critical voice is LOUD. What I most feared was not liking what I created. The greatest gift of the retreat 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
Releasing the Old, Invoking the New

 Start your year off right with creative tribe and a whole lot of Heart and Spirit.  This is my original intuitive painting offering and I  couldn’t be happier to continue this annual tradition.   

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. You will be guided through a process of moving beyond the first “pretty” picture you see and into layers and layers of intuitive process. January  2023 (dates to be determined)  El Rito NM  87530

The January two day 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.  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 includes all materials, NM tax and nice selection of tea.  


“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