2024 Workshops

Santa Fe Artist Getaway

June 12-17, 2024 Application open January 1deadline Feb 1, 2024


October 2-7, 2024 Application deadline March 15, 2024

Apply at www.santafeartistgetaway.com

Applications opening in January 2024

Paint Space NOLA - New Orleans

April 4th - 9th (5 days)

Apply at https://www.paintspacenola.com/workshops

December 15, 2023 Deadline


Fearless Abstraction - San Francisco Bay Area

5 person / 3 day workshops in Walnut Creek, CA at my studio

I will announce these throughout the year.

Sign up for email announcements on my Contact page.

Fearless Abstraction: A Painting Intensive

Jane Burton


Paint big, paint crazy, loosen up and dump those inhibitions!


Focus on painting spontaneously and authentically,

discover how to evaluate your work, learn when to stop and when to push forward, and move beyond fear and self-doubt.


Within an authentic, supportive environment, the workshop focuses on:

- a ton of personal painting time and individual guidance

- daily group discussions, optional painting exercises and demonstrations

- techniques to loosen up and get unstuck

- ways to find your voice and artistic freedom

- exploring the fears and self-doubt around your work


Designed for intermediate and advanced abstract painters.

Portfolio review/application required.

To sign up and for more information: 

Santa Fe Artist Getaway



Teaching Style:

Jane has a fiery creative passion and love sharing her ideas and inspiration with other creatives. Their teaching style is relaxed and fun as well as hands-on and informative. Jane develops, challenges, motivates, supports, embraces, shares, inspires, encourages and fosters:


-judgement free sharing in a safe environment

-open discussion and critiques

-multiple perspectives and working methods

-meaningful investigation and expression

-strategies for eliminating fear

-personal techniques used in their personal art practices and creative processes

-your most honest authentic voice and discovery of your own personal language unique to you

-opportunity for self discovery/reflection

-honest overview with suggestion for improvement (if desired)


-laughter, dancing, and above all else, support and connection.

Comments from past participants:

“Jane is a superb artist with a generous nature. She has highly developed skills to share as well as a genuine interest in helping each artist find their voice.”

- J’Amy Tarr

“Sign up for this! You will NOT regret it!!!!

So many takeaways! These pearls of wisdom will glisten in my mind and heart as I continue my path. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your unique spirit, warmth, enthusiasm, professionalism, and encouragement!”

- Claire Halenbeck

The Fearless Abstraction workshop was everything I was hoping for and more. I learned how to paint big and bold and more expressively as well as how to replace fear and self-doubt with curiosity.  The program was well organized, the teaching and demos incredibly inspiring, and the group was supportive and best of all super fun. Jane and Julie couldn't be better teachers, both generous and committed, and meeting every student where we were at.

-      Amy Kustra

Jane Burton is an extraordinary artist and teacher. She is so supportive, while challenging and helping artists to learn and take risks. it’s not easy to find a teacher and a course that goes well beyond expert painting techniques and design principles to also include the inner work to become vulnerable and begin to explore why one paints, plus some of the business aspects of a creative business.

-      Linda Blackerby

The experience was nothing short of transformative. Jane, our talented instructor, possesses a unique teaching style that seamlessly blends heart, technical prowess, and intellectual depth. Through her insightful demonstrations, I learned invaluable techniques on how to overcome obstacles in my art, particularly when feeling ‘stuck’ on a piece. This workshop was not just an education; it was a whirlwind of wonder.

-      Wendy Fisher


Five glorious days of pinning up huge sheets of canvas and using big gestural movements to create large expressive marks fired us all up with creative abandon.

In many ways, this workshop helped me to remember to trust myself, listen to critiques with "one deaf ear" and create from my artist heart with all the authenticity I possess. I began to understand that the most difficult part of creating isn't learning and following rules - it's digging deep and connecting to ones self and allowing that to come forth, then recognizing it for what it is - your own voice.


What a growth experience!





A warm, welcoming, safe environment that allowed us to paint fearlessly and facilitated the bonding of all the artists. Each artist got a lot of their attention. We were encouraged to be fearless and to examine what might make us fearful. We were also encouraged to listen to our authentic selves and to listen to the urgings and prompts of our deepest selves. There was so much affirmation!

I saw so many dramatic breakthroughs happening. I have a growing confidence in my compositions.

All in all this was a fabulous workshop. It surpassed my highest expectations. 

-Sharon Carr




This workshop was full of enthusiasm, positive energy, smiles, laughter and inspiration. Especially strong aspects were the invaluable honest critiques, daily open discussions, and the vibrant leadership of the teachers that led to significant breakthroughs.

If you are eager to learn the fundamentals of creating large, authentic paintings with confidence in a supportive environment, then this is the workshop for you! 

-Lisa Hollenbeck