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Abstract Art Workshops vary from day long to 5 day to 6 month mentoring in acrylic and mixed media.  All are abstract.  They are designed to help you explore, learn and express your own unique creativity by trusting your intuition, gaining knowledge of art elements and courage as you go.  Living Your Wild Creativity is based in Sonoma County, CA, and give workshops nationally.

The artist in every one of us came here to create, to be created, to contribute to the intensely infinite gallery of all life.
— Melissa LaFlamme


"What a tremendously fun, challenging, enlightening and engrossing abstract art making experience it was during the 3 day Abstract Art Intensive with Suzanne and Grant this last weekend in Marin. Thanks Suzanne and Grant for all your fantastic teaching! Sooo inspired to keep making marks!"  -Lisa J


"I LOVED being in your class. It was such a good pace, not frantic, and each step built on the prior set of skills. . The group was great, food so delicious and thoughtful, and such a calm atmosphere made for a very productive day. You are genius at Individualizing, also very generous."  ~Sarah O'Hala


2018----Santa Fe, New mexico

Video by Grant Taylor

Fortunate indeed are those who take a class from Suzanne Jacquot and Julie Schumer. This is not the usual experience, where there is normally one platform, or one focus. They both have crafted, as a team, new approaches to content: tools, colors, size, composition. Yes, these are the “under layers”, just like any other class you might have taken. But it goes far beyond that.

Meeting you at your level, their skills are intuitive . And this is in a class room with others!! I don’t know how they do it, but I felt as if I was getting individualized instruction. I learned to “build” personalized layers with each day’s class, within myself, and I became confident of my creativity, and how I express it.
— Sarah O'Hala
 Julie Schumer

Julie Schumer

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 in the past several years began teaching loosening up painting workshops.  Her paintings may be seen online at  

 Suzanne Jacquot

Suzanne Jacquot



Suzanne Jacquot earned a BFA at UC Berkeley in psychology and design, an MFA from Mills College in sculpture and photography, and an Art Therapy Certificate from Sonoma State University. She has shown her work in various galleries and museums throughout the Bay Area, and currently teaches Abstract Art at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and on-line.


Cancellation policy:  Full refund -$75 if cancelled 60 days or more in advance, 1/2  returned -$75 if cancelled 30 days in advance.  No refund if cancelled less than 30 days before workshop.  To obtain refund email Suzanne at 

 Suzanne Jacquot

Suzanne Jacquot


Julie Schumer and Suzanne Jacquot

dates: Sept 7, 8, 9, 2018    9:30-4PM

Maximum:  5 people  

 Julie Schumer

Julie Schumer

Paint larger than you have before!  This is the perfect time to spread out and try new explorations with larger tools and new techniques on your favorite surface while developing your personal voice.   Warm up and guided exercises and demos, but mostly independent exploration with assistance and support in an inspirational environment. Individual critique of work.  Class size is limited to 5 students. All levels welcome.  Lots of room in Julie's spacious art studio, located across the street from MeowWolf. 

We will furnish the paints and basic studio supplies.   
Cost: $850. Early Bird Special through April:  $795.  Bring a friend for fun and savings: $1600 for two.     
Materials list:  Bring your brushes and tools and paper, canvas or wood panel to paint on. Bring graphite 9B pencils, charcoal, eraser, paint clothes, artist mixed media sketchbook

For Bio information on Julie Schumer and
Suzanne Jacquot, see above.  

Cancellation policy:  Full refund -$75 if cancelled 60 days or more in advance, 1/2  returned -$75 if cancelled 30 days in advance.  No refund if cancelled less than 30 days before workshop.  To obtain refund email Suzanne at


2018----workshops in northern california

    Brian Rutenberg   

   Brian Rutenberg



Harmony, Moods, Rhythm, Palettes and More!
June 8, 9, 10     Friday 6:30-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-4pm


This workshop delves more into the experience of color and how you can make your paintings more dynamic with color. Learn how to express your feelings, moods, and natural inherent rhythms. Make and choose color palettes you love that become uniquely yours. Loaded with exercises and techniques, learn how to make color snap, pop and harmonize. This is a great class for people who have some knowledge of color and want to feel more expressive in its use and get more creatively wild with color. Plenty of time to explore on your own as well as one-on-one help. Acrylics.

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FALL 2018 WORKSHOPS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. they will be held in studio 4404, sebastopol, ca.  Our New studio!  

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