“What I really, really want is to paint the world in rainbows of possibility” ~Tracy Verdugo

Workshops and retreats


"What I really, really want is to paint the world in rainbows of possibility......"~ Tracy Verdugo 


 Would love for you to join me at one of the following workshops!! 

For more info or to express interest in attending, contact me at info@tracyverdugo.com

St Pete Beach, Florida, Oct 2013!



email me at info@tracyverdugo.com for registration packs :)

May 10th and 11th 2014 Sacred Marks Buderim. Sold out.

June 7th and 8th 2014 Sacred Marks Brisbane. Registration now open. 4 spots left.
June 14th and 15th 2014 Paint Mojo Toowoomba,  Qld. Registration now open. 

Aug 2-10 OR Aug 15-23, 2014 Sacred Marks Retreat Bali. Retreat one sold out. Retreat two only a few spots left.  Spend 8 nights with me and 14 other creatives under the tropical sun 
with lots of extras included.Click here for more info!

Sept 13th and 14th 2014 Sacred Marks Mt Martha, Victoria. Registration now open. 3 spots left.

October 10th and 11th 2014  Paint Mojo Cairns, Qld. Registration now open.

October 19th and 20th 2014 Paint Mojo Adelaide.Registration now open.

November 8th and 9th Paint Mojo Saunders Beach. Registration now open.

November 22nd and 23rd 2014 Paint Mojo, Avalon, NSW.  Registration now open.

November 29th and 30th  2014 Paint Mojo, Pambula, NSW. Registrations now open. 

"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!! ~Rischa Heape

"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 'Painting Mojo' it to anyone interested in unlocking their intuitive creativity and taking their artistic journey to the next level" ~Gaby

Austin Texas Oct 2013!


Aug 2-10 (SOLD OUT) OR Aug 15-23 (4 twinshare left), 2014  
Sacred Marks Retreat Bali 

 Spend 8 nights with me and 14 other creatives under the tropical sun with lots of extras included.Click here for more info!

Stay tuned for updates on my 2015 schedule. 

   Let me know if you'd like to be added to my mailing list to keep posted on upcoming workshops and retreats and please specify which location works best for you!

Feb 28th- March 3rd  Venus Studios Palm Desert, Ca~ a 4 day Paint Mojo Expansive. Registrations via Venus Studios from approx April 30th  !

March 7th and 8th Albuquerque Paint Mojo. Registration open April 14th 2014!

Mar 10th and 11th, Houston TexasPaint Mojo. Registration now open!

March 14th, 15th and16th Dallas Texas.  3 day Paint Mojo Expansive. Registration now open!

March 21st and 22nd Austin Texas. Paint Mojo. Registration now open!

March 28 and 29th Crescendoh studio Orange County, CA.Paint Mojo. Registrations via Crescendoh Studio from early May 2014!

April 9th-13th  5 days on Whidbey Island~ Paint Mojo Expansive. Updates and registrations via Pacific North West Art School from Sept 1st 2014!

April 17th, 18th and 19th. Indiana . Paint Mojo Expansive. Registrations open 15th March. 1 lucky spot left!

May 1st,2nd and 3rd North Fork, Long Island, NY. Paint Mojo Expansive. Registration opens May 1st!

May 9, 10th St Pete Beach FloridaPaint Mojo. Registration opens May 14th!

May 16th, 17th Melbourne Florida Paint Mojo. Registration opens May 14th!

July 8th-15th, 2015~FrancePaint Mojo ~ Art and le Joie de Vivre!  Come explore the creative inspiration of La Cascade, Durfort, France . sold out. email me to be added to the waiting list

July 29th-Aug 5th, 2015~PortugalPaint Mojo~ info coming soon and registration will be open early April 2014. For a peek at where we will be click here

*** Germany and Sweden workshop info coming soon :)

Sept 20-26 2015~Paint Mojo in Italy~ Creating La Dolce Vita! spend a week with me in beautiful Orvieto, Italy. Registrations via Adventures in Italy 

Oct 17th-24th 2015~  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico! Find your mojo during the lead up to the Dia de Los Muertos Festivities in beautiful San Miguel de Allende. Seven days of painting and exploring, staying at the gorgeous Casa Carmen! Visit Recuerda Mi Corazon for glimpses of previous workshops and the beauty of San Miguel. Check in for registrations details towards the end of 2014 or email me to go on the keep posted list.  

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.
In Tracy’s workshop not only did I connect to my spirit more deeply with my paint but with the soul’s that surrounded me.  Energy is powerful when shared! 
No matter what your artistic level is at, even a professional, there is always room to share spirit and explore possibilities.  I highly recommend this class with Tracy, you will not go home disappointed.

~Roberta Mockus

  What a wonderful weekend I just had.

I was lucky enough to attend Tracy Verdugo’s Paint Mojo workshop held in Brisbane.
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

explore imaginary landscapes....

delight in happy accidents!

Get loose!

If  Tracy Verdugo 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”

When she is not hanging out with her family in their artsy adobe home in a small village on the shores of Jervis Bay, Australia, or throwing paint around in her little purple studio in their backyard, you may find her wrangling with two large suitcases attempting to board the BART in San Francisco en route to teach at an art retreat or sitting in a circle on St Pete Beach Florida listening intently as women share their stories of creative longing.

Tracy is an inspiration instigator, prolific painter, singer/songwriter and lover of the written word, smitten traveller and soaker up of all that is beauty-full.  She teaches her Paint Mojo and other creative workshops all over this amazing planet and reminds her students of the wonder that already resides within them.

Mostly though she is mama bear to two gorgeous, zest-filled daughters, Santana and Sienna, and co-adventurer  in life with her amor of 28 years, the talented and brilliant Marco.

Blog posts on past workshops :)













"To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong"

— Joseph Chilton Pearce

With a focus on gratitude, letting go of our inner critic and open-minded investigation Tracy will share tips and techniques on creating vibrant, expressive, colourful paintings, using acrylics, 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 the workshop we will also look at creating personal symbols and imbuing your art with sense of meaning. 
No previous art experience is required for this workshop, just a willingness to learn and to be open to the possibility that we are all creative souls capable of beauty and wonder.

Past workshops 

Feb 2014 Paint Mojo Huskisson
Nov 2013 Paint Mojo Pambula, NSW. 
Nov 2013 Sacred Marks, Huskisson.  
Nov 2013This Sacred Journey. Petaluma, Ca. Call of the Wild Soul 
Nov 2013 Paint Mojo Austin Texas.Oct 26 and 27 Austin Texas. 
Oct 2013 Paint Mojo St Pete Beach. Florida
Oct 2013 Art Is You Retreat Stamford CT 
Oct 2013 Spring Green Wisconsin.
Sept 2013 Art Is You Retreat Petaluma. Sacred Marks~ Little Creatures~
Sept 2013 Albuquerque New Mexico~The University of New Mexico College of Art 
Sept 2013 Paint Mojo Crescendoh Studios, Santa Ana, Ca
August 2013 Paint Mojo  Avalon, Sydney, Australia. 
July 2013 Paint Mojo Townsville
June 2013 Mt Martha, Vic. 
June 2013 Paint Mojo. The Briars Mt Martha,Vic
May 2013 Paint Mojo Papamoa New Zealand.
April 2013 Paint Mojo Buderim, Qld
March 2013 Paint Mojo Huskisson.
March 2013 Paint Mojo Studio 11 NCAC Newcastle
Feb 2013 Paint Mojo The Art Shed Brisbane
Nov 2012 Paint Mojo Florida, U.S.A
Oct 2012 Paint Mojo Lotus Ranch, Wimberley Texas, U.S.A.
Oct 2012 Paint Mojo Random Arts Studio, Saluda, N.C, U.S.A
Oct 2012 Sacred Marks, Viva Mexico, Feelgood Friday. Art is You retreat, Stamford, CT, U.S.A.
Sept 2012 Sacred Marks, Viva Mexico, Feelgood Friday. Art is You retreat. Petaluma, CA. U.S.A.
Sept 2012 Paint Mojo, Orange County, CA, U.S.A
March 2012 Paint Mojo Jervis Bay, Australia

Artists Statement

“The universal theme of connection underlies all of my work; connection to each other and the ways in which we express our humanity; connection with the natural world and the beauty that surrounds us; connection with the divine and a sense of something greater at work in our lives. My paintings are often created intuitively and I am often surprised at the finished piece. I am inspired by our travels in Mexico and other places and the colours, exuberance of Spirit and magical experiences I have shared with my family during our travels. I love texture and the sensuality, rhythm and pattern of fabrics and often incorporate these mixed media elements into my work. I like to believe that we are all part of an intricate and breathtaking tapestry. Our only choice in each moment is whether to be a part of the creating or a part of the unravelling. “


Janine Whitling said...

How about a retreat in Australia Tracy, we so desperately need one?

Lei Salario said...

Hello Tracy :) Please come to Texas ! :). <3 xo

Kat Lakie said...

Hi Tracy,
What about coming to the Northern Rivers area? Lismore Ballina area.

Robin said...

Would love to know more about the workshop in Papamoa New Zealand,
May 11 and 12 Paint Mojo Papamoa New Zealand. registration now open!
Robin Sparrow

Rischa said...

I wish I could go to the class in Florida, but it looks like I'm too late. Maybe next year. :(

Adriana Moreira said...

Hi Tracy, I live in Katy TX, do you still have places available in your class in Austin, any date is great. Please let me know. I'll sign up right away. Thanks! ;)

Adriana Moreira said...

Hi Traci, my email is didalrm@gmail.com. Thanks so much :)

Rachél - Creativity Tribe said...

Tracy, so excited about doing Paint Mojo with you again. Worth doing a second time. <3

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