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Member-sponsored special  New Mexico workshops. 

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  • 28 Aug 2023 6:22 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    PEGGY IMMEL _________________________________________________________________________________________


    WHEN: 8/28/2023 - 8/31/2023

    WHERE: Immel Studio and On Location, Taos, NM

    COST: $600.00


    Peggy Immel Fine Art  617-875-0691 

    Capture Taos’s legendary light during four days of plein air painting this summer.  Traveling from Peggy's studio you’ll paint at some of her favorite sites in a small class with plenty of individual attention and personally tailored instruction. This is an oil painting workshop and all levels of painters are welcome.

    The goal of this four-day plein air workshop is to help you develop a process for producing successful landscape paintings en plein air so that you can quickly capture your own vision on canvas. Each day we focus on one of the major skills needed for landscape painting and cover methods to adapt to the plein air environment. We’ll address composition, shapes, values, color, edges, brushwork, subject selection and atmospheric perspective. Daily demonstrations and lectures with accompanying handouts will be followed by painting and one on one critiques in the field where you will be able to practice these principles.

  • 25 Jul 2023 10:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    July 25 - 28, Tues - Fri 
    New Mexico Art League:

    From Michelle: 

    Hello Painters!  

    See the attached flyer, for my upcoming July Workshop at The New Mexico Art League!  Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, July 25-28.  We will produce several small paintings per day, painting "Alla Prima,", Italian for "all at once!"  We will produce fresh, direct paintings from interesting objects that will loosen you up for all of your painting endeavors.

    Please email me with any questions that you may have.

    I hope to see you soon!


    Capturing the Moment with Michelle Chrisman Summer 2023 (1).pdf to print.

  • 03 Jun 2023 10:00 AM | Stephanie West (Administrator)

    Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

    Symbols of Happiness
    Saturday June 3, 10am – 4pm

    Artisans Santa Fe
    2601 Cerrillos Road

    Add color and texture to your paintings with inspiration from Van Gogh. Learn how to use Golden extra heavy medium in your acrylic paints to get the texture Van Gogh achieved in his paintings. Walk away with a beautiful sunflower painting. Instructors: Wendy Ahlm & Stephanie West

    All Day Workshop | $90


  • 02 Jun 2023 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    For links, registration and more information visit

    Blue BIrd Studios was founded and is managed by PAPNM Member, Beth Cooper.

  • 02 Jun 2023 8:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Tobi Clement Workshops


    Look UP!   June 2-4, 2023   Santa Fe, NM

    Bluebird Studio

    A Three day intensive exploring breaks down her approach to painting skies, clouds and sunsets.

    Building  a Foundation  August 23- 26, 2023  Pecos, NM

    A three day four night retreat at the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, NM.

    A three-day intensive art retreat that will help build a strong foundation of knowledge regarding pastels that will jump start your exploration of the pastel medium.

    Details on Tobi Clement’s website:

    Elevate May 16-18, 2023. Tobi’s Studio Santa Fe, Nm. 

    This fast paced, two-day workshop which meets monthly, May through October. Meeting monthly encourages a consistent  painting practice with each workshop building upon the last.

    Details on Tobi Clement’s website:

  • 22 May 2023 5:30 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Register here and visit:

    For questions, send a message to Michelle here.

  • 13 May 2023 9:00 AM | Stephanie West (Administrator)

    Kick Start your Art in Vibrant Color

    Saturday, May 13, 9am – 4pm

    Artisan Santa Fe
    2601 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505

    Launch your summer with this color burst class! Discover the time saving beauty using Color Burst, watercolors and gouache to express nature's wonders. Instructors: Wendy Ahlm & Stephanie West

    All Day Workshop | $90 + tax 

  • 06 May 2023 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    “Santa Fe Capella” by Michael Chesley Johnson

    Beautiful Landscape: Painting Outdoors with Michael Chesley Johnson

    May 6 - 9, 2023

    9 am - 4 pm

    $640 + 7% NM Sales Tax

    Valentine Special Offer! $40 off! Available until Feb. 28. Use the code MCJ40 at checkout.

    About the Workshop

    Skill level: Experienced beginners through advanced

    Materials used: Any traditional medium is accepted such as pastel, oil, gouache, or acrylic. Please no watercolor.

    Workshop description: In this four-day workshop, Michael will share Plein air painting fundamentals and demonstrate his method for “capturing the moment” quickly and efficiently but without sacrificing mood and magic. He will show you how focusing on value and color temperature in an initial “best guess” will get you started quickly, leaving plenty of time for making adjustments at a more leisurely pace.

    Each day, we will start off in the studio for a lecture. After, we will head to the field where Michael will demonstrate. Time permitting before lunch, students will get started on their own paintings. Following lunch, students will continue to paint with Michael going from easel to easel offering help. At the end of the day, we will return to the studio to review our work and have critiques.

    Topics covered: Working with the time factor and other issues specific to Plein air painting, choosing a location and subject, exploring designs with thumbnail value sketches, color harmony in the landscape, understanding color temperature with a goal of “capturing the moment” and how to finish a painting. Also, how to paint trees, rocks and water successfully.

    Michael currently studies with Albert Handell.  He has studied previously with his late mentor Ann Templeton, as well as Doug Dawson, Bob Rohm, Lois Griffel and Ray Roberts.

    Michael Chesley Johnson works in oil, pastel, and gouache in the American Southwest, coastal Maine, and the Canadian Maritimes. He has been an invited artist to many national plein air painting events over the years and has competed in challenging locations such as the Grand Canyon.

    Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, he is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the Pastel Society of America, and the Pastel Society of New Mexico. He is the author of Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors: Mastering Plein Air, among several other art instruction books (all available from Amazon.) A long-time contributor to Pastel Journal, The Artist’s Magazine, and Watercolor Artist, he lives, paints, and teaches in Downeast Maine and the high desert of New Mexico.

    For more information visit;

    “Santa Fe Capella” by Michael Chesley Johnson
  • 03 May 2023 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    connecting eyes, heart, hand:

    mastering your technique, santa fe


    5/3/2023 - 5/6/2023


    Santa Fe Artists Getaway,

    Apache Ridge Road

    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    United States


    Click here for more information.

    contact info

    Beverly Todd

    A comprehensive, deep-diving overview of applying the philosophy that – your art is a manifestation of what you observe (eyes), combined with your emotional response (heart), and the expression of it with your hand.

     Develop your skills in this four-day intensive. You will dig deeper into how to express your subjects using an intuitive approach, while working with your unique voice.

     For artists working in a realistic, impressionistic, or expressionistic style. All 2-D mediums are welcome. Natasha’s expertise is in oil, pastel, and watercolor.

    But the principles of composition, color, temperature, and value are applicable to all. You will explore materials, methods, and techniques to help you represent your subject.

    This workshop is about learning to paint in your own unique voice. It is not a formula to teach all students to paint the same way. Through demonstration, discussion, and abundant studio time, you will take your personal path towards being the one-of-a-kind artist you are meant to be. As former students attest -- Natasha’s singular goal is for you to leave a better artist, a better version of YOU.

    Some prior knowledge of your medium is required, however, weekenders, hobbyists as well as professionals, will gain personal power and artistic awareness. Everyone will “start where they are.”

     Max participants: 10 Registration includes lunch and refreshments.

     A New Mexico resident of 26 years, American realist, Natasha Isenhour captures emotional responses to her subjects with a contemporary edge in oil, pastel, and watercolor. Primarily a studio painter, painting in plein air also informs and trains her eye. Isenhour’s solo Exhibitions for 2022 included “The Beautiful Lonesome,” at the Taos Art Museum and Fechin Studio and “Essentially Isenhour,” at Ventana Fine Art in Santa Fe.

     In 2023 she will participate in her 3rd year at the Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational in California where she was honored with People’s Choice and a sellout in 2022 and will serve as faculty once again for the 2023 Plein Air Convention and Expo in Denver, CO. Isenhour teaches regularly at the historic Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico where she has been an artist-in-residence the past 3 years. The November/December 2022 Art of The West Magazine features an article Isenhour penned about the importance of residency to artists.

    For more information and/or to register:

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