Julia holds workshops several times a year. They are always small (limit to 4 students) and always lively and informative. The next one will be held at Julia's studio in July/August. Dates are to be arranged. This will be a 3 day workshop and include painting in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. You decide which medium you would like to work in, or you can experiment with something new. Julia encourages all students to think outside their comfort zone and try different approaches to their art. Lunch is available for those who would like it. More details of this workshop will be given soon. Please contact Julia if you would like to be included in notifications of this workshop. Below are some testimonials from past students..
‘Julia created a welcoming atmosphere and introduced several ‘new to me’ fabrics, papers, painting tools that fostered creative expression. Can’t wait for the next time!
-Pat P, Santa Fe, NM
‘This is my first Mixed meida class and I have had a good time. I learned how to begin the painting and be open minded. I’d love to take the next class. Thank you so much Julia’
-Yuko, Santa Fe, NM
‘Julia has an encouraging and open way of teaching. She also clearly shows you her own techniques and approach. I really loved being inspired, as well as guided effectively toward a finished piece.’
-Lisa, Santa Fe, NM
It really was a special experience. Small was good and you were very generous. I felt as if I was away on a weekend retreat. Everything about your place is special, the setting, the food, the way you organized what you wanted us to do. I have been to many watercolor workshops; nothing compared to this. You gave me direction and I am grateful.
If you are spending some time in Santa Fe, don’t miss the opportunity to take a workshop with world-renowned artist Julia Cairns. Her bright, cheerful and often whimsical art is a delight in itself, but having Julia share her process is an experience you will treasure. Take a journey into a world of color, patterns and shapes and let Julia demonstrate her many tips and techniques. A master in watercolor, acrylic and mixed-media, Julia will inspire you to create your own works of art, whether you are a beginner or already an accomplished artist. Julia is a knowledgeable and patient instructor who strikes the right note between elucidating her own process and encouraging participants to adapt her techniques to develop their own personal forms of expression. Not to be missed! – Michele Dougherty Johnson