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 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.

My Playshops happen somewhat spontaneously throughout the year and can be from 2.5 hours to all day long.  The wild card….

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

July 28:  Intuitive Painting Play-Shop “Quickie”

2.5 hours to pick up the paintbrush and play with color in ways that you usually don’t.

All of us have creative tendencies.  Thank God! we do.  It’s what comes natural, what’s inside of us just ready to come out with half a chance.  Lovely! And yet….there comes a time when we are quietly hungering to experience something else–but get stopped when we dabble in new ways.  This is why I offer the Play-Shop experience.  This July Play-Shop will be focusing on PLAYING WITH COLOR IN NEW WAYS.  

  • Guided spontaneous explorations of color.  Woohoo–let’s play a little, shall we? Acrylics.   This is not a traditional art class–we’re leading with play, not “knowledge”.  

$60 includes all materials.  Hours  9:30 – noon. Julie’s studio on Second Street, Santa Fe.  

4 Day Intuitive Painting Retreat happening this August 9-12 in El Rito, approximately one hour northwest of Santa Fe. 

Read more here. 

Finding Your Creative Flow

An intuitive painting adventure of a lifetime

My next one day (10am-5pm) Santa Fe workshop is yet to be scheduled.  Stay tuned!  

Enjoy this full Saturday of creative exploration.  Playing with color and spontaneity, you will be guided through a process of painting that connects you to your creative core.  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.
This workshop takes place in my Santa Fe Second Street Studio.

$155 Registration includes everything–art materials, digital photos, NM 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!” Melissa

“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

“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