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 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.)  

My Santa Fe “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.  

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

3 Day Intuitive Painting Retreats 2021

No current dates due to pandemic

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

Santa Fe Weekly Painting Group
Now an online group during the pandemic

9am-noon Wednesday mornings in Santa Fe.
3 hours for you to play and adventure with acrylics 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. 


“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!”


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  2022 (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.  

January 2022 (date to be determined)  Santa Fe NM 87505
In this one day experience
, enjoy a deep creative dive, open up your new year with passion and play in a beautiful small group setting, and still be home by dinner. 

My Santa Fe studio is in midtown Santa Fe and is a true oasis for creativity.  10am-5pm.  
Registration includes all materials, NM tax and nice selection of tea. 

Please know there are no refunds one month prior to a workshop. Credit available when emergencies happen.


“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