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Workshops and Retreats

2017 Workshops

Melbourne- September 8th, 9th, 10th
Byron Bay- October 20, 21st, 22nd
Brisbane- October 27, 28, 29
Adelaide- November 17th, 18th, 19th
Huskisson- December 8th, 9th, 10th

2018 Workshops

Oaxaca, Mexico Retreat 1- April 3-10
Oaxaca, Mexico Retreat 2- April 13-20
Oaxaca, Mexico Retreat 3- April 23-30
Shreveport, Louisiana- May 18-20
St. Petersburg, Florida- May 25-27
North Carolina- June 9-10 (Find out more here)
Whidbey Island, Washington- June14-18 (Contact PNWAS for more info)

I would love for you to join me at one of my workshops! For more information or to express interest in attending, more info is available here or contact me at

Long Island, New York. 2015


"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

Dallas, Texas. 2015

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

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. “

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 & Retreats

December 2016 Huskisson, AUSNovember 2016 Newcastle , AUSOctober 2016 Melbourne, AUSOctober 2016 Adelaide, AUS
August-September 2016 Bali, Indonesia
June 2016 Whidbey Island, USA
June 2016 Madison, Wisconsin, USA 
June 2016 Huntersville, NC USA
May 2016 St Pete Beach, Florida USA
May 2016 Melbourne, Florida, USA 
May 2016 Paint Mojo, Dallas, Texas, USA
April 2016 Paint Mojo, Santa Ana, CA, USA
April 2016 Art is you, Santa Rosa, USA
February 2016 Paint Mojo, Toowoomba, QLD
February 2016 Paint Mojo, Buderim, QLD 
November  2015 Paint Mojo, Huskisson, AUS 
September 2015 Paint Mojo, Holland 
July 2015 Paint Mojo retreat, Durfort, France
July 2015 Paint Mojo Retreat, Portugal
August 2015 Paint Mojo, Selm, Germany
August 2015 Paint Mojo, Stockholm, Sweden
June 2015 Paint Mojo, West Cork, Ireland 
June 2015 Paint Mojo, Brighton, UK 
May 2015 Paint Mojo, St Pete Beach, Florida, USA
May 2015 Melbourne, Florida, USA
April 2015 Paint Mojo, Huntersville, NC, USA
April 2015 Paint Mojo, Indiana, USA
                                           April 2015 Paint Mojo expansive, Whidbey Island, USA                                                               March 2015 Paint Mojo, Orange County, CA, USA
March 2015 Paint Mojo, Austin, Texas, USA
March 2015 Paint Mojo, Dallas, Texas, USA
March 2015 Paint Mojo, Houston, Texas, USA
March 2015 Paint Mojo, Albuquerque, USA
February 2015 Paint Mojo, Palm Dessert~ Venus Studios, USA
December 2014 Paint Mojo, Huskisson, NSW. 
November  2014 Paint Mojo, Avalon, NSW.
November 2014 Paint Mojo, Saunders Beach, Qld
October 2014 Paint Mojo Adelaide, SA
Sept 2014 Paint Mojo Mt Martha, Victoria
Aug 2014 Paint Mojo Bali, Indonesia
June 2014 Paint Mojo Toowoomba,Qld. 
June 2014 Sacred Marks Brisbane, Qld
May 2014 Sacred Marks Buderim, Qld
March 2014 Paint Mojo Newcastle, NSW
Feb 2014 Paint Mojo Huskisson, NSW
Nov 2013 Paint Mojo Pambula, NSW. 
Nov 2013 Sacred Marks, Huskisson. NSW  
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


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...
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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 Thanks so much :)

Rachél - Creativity Tribe said...

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

Allan Zadeh said...

Finding painters in Brisbane is certainly not a tough task as they are available in plenty.

JonesMoore Studio Art said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog!!

Come on over and visit mine:

Ben Combs said...
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renee g said...

Tracy, a cool FYI A few hours away from where we are staying in Dufort France is a town that is the same as my last name. Sounds like a cool day trip before class begins.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have a silly question. I am looking at one of your workshops and it says registration now open. It is for one in North Carolina. I don't see a link to click on though, to get more information? Thanks!

malinda gardner said...

I know you only came to melbourne 3 months ago but I didn't see it..can you please come again?

Jade Graham said...

years old or older and bring documented proof, and be a resident of Georgia. click here

Alison Weber said...

Tracy - Ottawa Canada needs you!! It would be a great honour to have you visit our beautiful country and share your talent.
Much love and peace from the North :)

Car Stuff Just For Girls said...

Tracy, Vancouver BC Canada needs you too! I would love to learn from you!

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