From $2300USD

Join Tracy Verdugo, internationally celebrated artist and author for an inspirational painting workshop designed to free up your creative mojo.

Your week will include six days of guided class sessions, Q&A time, PLUS delicious breakfasts and lunches onsite on class days AND an art walk and a group dinner in the Historic center.




In my ever expanding Paint Mojo workshop we take inspiration from a diverse array of sources, hone our own unique creative voice and tell the stories we are here to tell. Together we’ll move through any stuck places and find freedom, looseness and a new way forward through creative exploration, taking a look at both multi-layered and more simplified approaches to art making.




During our Santa Fe Workshop I’ll share with you an array of techniques but more than that invite you into the beauty of your own way of seeing the world, help you find ways to loosen up and embrace limitless possibilities in your art making through mixed media, word, acrylic ink and paint, collage and bold and playful mark making.



This workshop is organised by the Pacific Northwest Art School. Please click on the link below if you are interested in being added to the waiting list for the workshop.

About the Workshops

In these art workshops and retreats, 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 workshops, just a willingness to learn and to be open to the possibility that we are all creative souls capable of beauty and wonder.

Can't make it to the workshop?

My online classes are a great alternative!

Tracy recommends...

In Abstract Mojo we’ll be exploring how to:

  • Work across multiple mini canvases to generate cohesive series and color palettes.
  • Use my “embracing the contrast” approach to help us avoid those frustrating STUCK PLACES!
  • Translate emotion through color and mark into our work.
  • Take our own photos OR images we have found and abstract them using a whole variety of apps and other exercises.
  • Be inspired by nature to create stunning evocative abstracts.
  • Create more narrative in our work through the exploration of figurative abstraction and the use of symbols.
  • Go BIG in our last unit together with LARGE sheets of paper and canvas.

“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.” 


“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.”


"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.” 

-Janine Whitling

“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!”

-Selah Gay

“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!” 

-Rachél Payne

“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.”

-Denise Daffara