If Tracy was given the opportunity to coin a term for a new art movement based around what she teaches she might call it “Curiosity and Wonderism” or maybe “Loosen-upism” or “Endless possibilitism”.
In these workshops, we will learn to find our own inner muse, reconnect with our creative selves and find inspiration for our art in unexpected places. With a focus on gratitude, letting go of our inner critic and playful exploration, Tracy will guide you through a series of fun, playful exercises, encouraging you to become an explorer of possibilities.
Tracy will share tips and techniques on creating vibrant, expressive, colourful paintings using acrylics, collage, ink and pastels. She will gently guide you into your own personal creative flow and guide you through the elements of design, colour and composition in both figurative and abstract works. During these workshop we will also look at creating personal symbols and imbuing your art with sense of meaning.
Over our days of discovery and play, we will explore new and non threatening ways to make art, learn to be inspired in every moment and realize that there are no mistakes in the creative process, only opportunities to learn and grow!
We will spend our time creating paintings and mixed media pieces spontaneously and intuitively, with no expectations, a wholehearted approach and an open mind!
No previous art experience is required for these workshop, just a willingness to learn and to be open to the possibility that we are all creative souls capable of beauty and wonder.
“I just loved the Mojo weekend, I enjoyed every step as I ventured into a new area of painting, collage and working with new materials. Tracy is a beautiful teacher who guides and creates a safe space to allow the creative energy to flow without our inner critic getting in the way. I love that since the workshop I feel sparked and have been painting almost everyday. Thank you Tracy.”
“Hi Tracy…..I’ve followed your artwork for a couple of years now. I never dreamed I’d get the chance to learn your beautiful painting techniques live and in person.
When I met you in St. Pete It didn’t take long for me to go from being a fan of your work, to also being a fan of yours and the way you teach. You have such a fun way of teaching that really got through to us. You gave us instructions, while keeping the class from getting too focused on perfection. We learned how to follow our own intuition, rather than just duplicating your work.
There were so many layers; not only in our paintings, but in the class itself. From the painting, sketching, symbolism, poetry, and music, to the laughter, friendship, and circle time on the beach. It was all just so perfect! I went to your workshop hoping to bring home some new painting techniques, which I did, but I actually left there with so much more than that.
I made lasting friendships, gained a new confidence in my artwork, shared a special experience being there with my mother, and I now I get to look forward to the next St. Pete Paint Mojo. For me that’s a huge deal, as I generally shy away from group settings. The entire weekend was wonder filled, and I wouldn’t trade this magical experience for anything. Thank you, Tracy!!”
“Inspiring, wonderful, amazing, insightful, creative, fabulous, energising, heartwarming and truly unique. Tracy has opened the door to a new artistic chapter in life and I highly recommend ‘Paint Mojo’ it to anyone interested in unlocking their intuitive creativity and taking their artistic journey to the next level.”
“Excited to attend a workshop instead of teaching one, I attended Tracy Verdugo’s “Sacred Marks”, in the fall of 2012 and oh what a “sacred” gift she gave. I was blessed by Tracy giving me creative space to find my way through some of my intellectual concepts around art and my work which allowed me to let a wall down and explore the possible, be uncomfortable in the uncomfortable.
Even though I use this approach in most of my professional works it could have been a road block and almost was but I pushed through to the concept of a different approach to what already was inside. Just as there are different ways to get juice from an orange there are different ways to express our spirit with paint.”
"It was SO much fun. Tracy’s a wonderful teacher, her passion for painting and art can really be felt, and her warmth and sharing is so incredibly special. We spent two full days learning so many new techniques and i came away with so many ideas to integrate into my own practice.”
“TRUST is what I experienced this last weekend at Paint Mojo, Austin. Tracy Verdugo offers parameters during her workshops…but then encourages her students to do what they 'feel'… to TRUST what they feel… then try it!”
“I absolutely am in love with Tracy Verdugo’s Paint Mojo approach to painting. It is intuitive, based in a love of symbolism, an invitation to stretch yourself and let go of what painting is supposed to look like….it is beautiful and messy all in the same moment. And sometimes the messies is where the beauty really surprises you!”
“Big thanks to Tracy for unleashing such beauty from each of us, for opening a circle that could hold our inner world as we turned it into an outer work, and for guiding our hands and hearts on the journey to discover our MOJO! You are a dear friend and a gift!”
“I have declared this year is all about learning new art techniques, as much as I can.. so going to Tracy’s workshop was part of that… I wanted to see in person what all this dripping and colour and creatures was all about!!! Wow, what FUN, it was hands down the best workshop I have been to so far… I have learned along the way that I am a kinaesthetic learner, I need to DO … not just sit and listen to someone ‘talk’ about doing… in fact.. those kinds of classes make me want to hit my head on the desk really hard.”