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Member-sponsored special  New Mexico workshops. 

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  • 21 Feb 2023 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Albert Handell


    The Ultimate 4-Day Live Pastel Masterclass


    Join Master Pastelist, Albert Handell, in this Exclusive Online 4-Day LIVE Masterclass from February 21st–24th, 2023.

    Additional information about the workshop including registration:

    You’re getting 5 hours of unique painting instruction each day. Each day starts 11am and ends at 6pm (EST). Class will be held LIVE online.

    Albert will demonstrate 4 different pastel paintings, starting with Water & Rocks for Day 1, then Mountains, then Trees, and finally Buildings in the landscape.

    If you want to master the pastel medium… If you want to know how to create powerful compositions… if you want viewers to walk into your room and say “Wow!” when they see your painting… 

    …this 4-day masterclass will show the strategies and techniques Albert used to create his gorgeous pieces.

    This masterclass is the ultimate shortcut to creating eye-grabbing paintings that get recognition. 

    You’re going to cut your learning curve by months - possibly years - in just 4 days. 

    Albert Handell is known to have “The Magical Touch” - the secret behind his masterpieces.

    He’s going to demonstrate in detail his “magical touch” so that you can apply his award-winning techniques to your next painting.

    What you’ll discover during the 4-days is how to maximize the “carrying power” of your paintings by applying easy-to-follow techniques, including many of his career-making tricks and strategies.

    All you have to do is watch and learn… and by the end of the 4 days, you’re going to know exactly how to create phenomenal paintings that commands attention and admiration.

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn pastel painting secrets from a living master. Albert is going to reveal everything he knows in this complete masterclass.

    If one workshop can dramatically improve your paintings, imagine what 4 days could do!

  • 18 Feb 2023 10:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Michele Byrne: Adding Figures to your Paintings

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    Santa Fe, NM

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    FEBRUARY 18, 2023

    10 am - 1 pm. Mountain Standard Time

    RECORDING AVAILABLE for purchase.

    Classes are recorded and available on YouTube if you sign up below.

    Learn to add figures to your paintings.

    Whether it's a lone figure in the landscape, two figures having coffee or a street scene full of figures, learn to add them in a believable and natural way.

    I'll do demonstrations and show your some simple ways to practice that will enhance your paintings dramatically. 

    Adding figures to your paintings helps to tell a story in you work. Collectors respond to these stories. We all want to be entertained.

  • 03 Dec 2022 10:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Intro to Oil Painting/Color Mixing: Harwood Art Center
    w/ Michelle Chrisman

    2-day workshop on Sat & Sun, December 3rd. & 4th. from 10am-5pm

    Hello Painters!

    From Michelle:

    "I hope that you can attend this 2-day workshop at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque on Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd. & 4th. from 10am-5pm!  If you have never tried OIL PAINTING before or already oil paint and would like to get much better and faster at it and learn all kinds of very helpful new things, please attend this workshop!  

    Increase your skills in creating clean color, intentionally beautiful grays, the different effects of using Transparent vs Opaque paints; how to make any color either warm (comes forward) or cool (recedes back) & how to get all you can from a limited palette and the great fun in painting with a FULL PALETTE!!!!!  We will have several small still lifes of simple objects from which to work from.  If you have never painted with a palette knife, this is your chance!  Whether you choose to paint with a brush or palette knife (or both), I will show you that the ONLY really efficient way to mix oil paint is with a palette knife, saving tons of time with cleaner results.  Also expand your knowledge of painting mediums.  This 2-day workshop will be your breakthrough to taking your oil painting to a higher level just in time for your New Year's painting resolutions!!!

    Please see the attached flyer and feel free to email me with any questions that you may have.

    All levels of painter are welcome.

    I hope to see you soon to paint in the lovely, newly renovated, large dining room at the Historic Harwood Art Center in downtown Albuquerque! "

  • 19 Nov 2022 10:04 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Online Painting Demonstration of Paris Cafe

    Dates & Price

    11/19/2022 - 11/19/2022


    Michele Byrne Studio

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    Michele Byrne

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    Learn to paint this PARIS CAFE

    November 19, 2022

    10 am - 1 pm (Mountain Time) - 3 hours ($125)

    Includes one critique of your work

    Step-by-step painting demonstration will help your paintings come to life. Learn to add energy and movement to your composition while telling a narrative. 

    Learn to design a painting full of life and drama that tells a story.

    Also learn how to loosen up and create dynamic impressionistic paintings with a knife and brush.

    I will guide you in the process from start to finish, covering design, perspective and composition along the way.

    It will be recorded for you to watch and paint along later on YouTube.

    Demonstration will include:

    • Dynamic Symmetry and how it is used in my work
    • Demonstrate how I create my Value Study/Thrust Map and explain how it helps me create my composition
    • Demonstrate how to draw the grid onto my canvas
    • Underpainting demo
    • I have recorded the whole process of my palette knife/brush work from start to finish, including paint mixing.
    • I'll also cover how I project the grid onto my photos using Photoshop/and/or Photoshop Elements.
    • Q&A time

  • 18 Nov 2022 12:30 PM | Stephanie West (Administrator)

    Hand-painted Cards You Can Mail or Frame
    Friday November 18th, 2022 | 12:30pm-4:30pm | $60 + tax
    at Artisan Santa Fe

    Learn how to paint your own New Mexico-themed watercolor cards you can frame or send in the mail for the holidays. Artists Wendy Ahlm and Stephanie West will teach you how to paint a variety of enchanting designs. From simple graphics to optional advanced designs, you’ll paint a minimum of five cards. Use the tools & inspiration learned in class to share your holiday spirit. This is a great class for friends or family to attend together. Watercolors will be supplied in this class. However, please feel free to bring your favorite paints and brushes. You will try a variety of brands and colors during class.

    Materials to bring or purchase with 10% discount day of class:

    • Fineline Masking Fluid Pen & Masking Fluid
    • Strathmore Watercolor Postcards 4 x 6″ (comes in a booklet of 15 cards)
    • 3B or 4B Pencil
    • Gum Eraser
    • 1 roll of Artists tape 1/2″ wide
    • 1 round brush, size 8 or 6. Recommended: Princeton Velvet Touch size 8 or size 6 (Find them in the oil paint brush section at Artisan)
    • 1 flat brush – Recommended 3/4″ Princeton Velvet Touch
    • Optional: Krystal Clear bags with a seal for 4 x 6″ cards (One package comes with 25 bags, students are welcome to purchase and share with each other.)

    Artist Bios:

    Stephanie West and Wendy Ahlm belong to the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Both are in leadership roles in the non-profit group to connect and help people who are passionate about painting and being in nature. They each paint in watercolor, pastel, and oils and are experienced teachers.

Stephanie West’s artwork at
    Wendy Ahlm’s artwork at


  • 03 Nov 2022 9:14 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Paint Ghost Ranch with Bill Gallen
    (November 3-9, 2022)

    Due to popular demand, we have added a second week at Ghost Ranch

    This week of painting will include a free day for exploration, personal onsite painting, studio painting, hiking, horseback riding or just plain relaxing.

  • 20 Oct 2022 2:00 PM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery
    404 C-5 San Felipe NW, Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104, 505-410-2444

    The Business of Art Basics, Thursday October 20, 2-4 pm, $49: This atelier focuses on business practices and marketing approaches for fine artists. Topics include pricing artwork realistically and managing artwork inventory, sales, and commissions sensibly. Learn how to prepare artwork for shows and exhibits and deploy key marketing tactics without fuss.

    More Info/Registration:

  • 13 Oct 2022 11:39 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Tom: "TWO SPACES ARE LEFT for my 8-week oil painting class, Composing The Landscape, which begins October 13 and meets in my Albuquerque studio. Cost is $250. Smaller group means more one to one time, group interaction and fun. Come meet White Kitty. Water is free and so is the tea. Class description, registration form and materials list will be provided upon request."


  • 11 Oct 2022 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Workshop by Master PAPNM Member, Albert Handell

    10/11/2022 - 10/14/2022


    Handell Studio/Home
    1109 Don Gaspar Ave
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
    South Capitol District, 10 min. from plaza
    United States

    Contact Info

    Albert Handell

    TUESDAY,  OCT. 11 - FRIDAY,  OCT. 14 2022


    Held at the Handell Studio/Home, located at :

    1109 Don Gaspar Ave.

    (in the South Capitol District, 10 min. from plaza)

    Santa Fe, NM 87505


    Each workshop is limited.


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