Come Paint-a-Long with Albert Handell during this 7 day Mentoring Program on the beautiful California Coast.

Sunday, August 13 (afternoon) – Saturday, August 19 (noon), 2017.
Limited to 16 artists.

Enrollment is strictly limited – Tuition $975

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Accommodations and Studio Location: Harbor Lite Lodge
120 North Harbor Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
800-643-2700 or 707-964-0221

Dear Artists,

I am pleased to announce a program that so many of you have requested, the Come Paint Along With Albert Handell Mentoring Program. The program has taken a giant step forward. Starting in 2006, I began offering the program in France and in select locations within the United States. It is an exciting program different from my workshops.  In this program we will all paint together during the day, every day both in the morning and afternoon.  In the evening, we will have our critique of the day’s painting continued instruction plus unique and valuable information on career-building. This program is never cancelled; enrolled artists will be limited to 16 participating artists or less.  

How is the Mentoring Program different from a typical painting workshop?

You will paint in and see the area uniquely and we will paint all day every day both morning and afternoon.  Each day we will all paint together at designated locations that Mr. Handell knows intimately each afternoon there will be individual help at the easel (optional) and each evening we will meet to review the day’s painting and have our nightly critiques and suggestions for the next day’s painting – all extra teaching and career building in depth will be kept to the evenings.

Career Building – Discussed and explained in Detail in the evenings:

Albert will start by explaining how he has built his own career and give you important insights and information on how to build your career:  i.e., how to find and get into a good gallery; what is a ‘good gallery’; what to expect from your gallery; and, what is your obligation to your gallery.  Also covered: What regional and/or national shows should one enter as a pastelist or as an oil painter? Albert is a frequent juror and/or judge for these shows and has inside insights to share with you.

For those who are ready for the next step: discussed, is the importance of “Being-in-Print”: i.e., how to go about getting into print, including both magazine articles and books; what makes up an impressive portfolio; should I join a co-op and what makes a good co-op; how to organize your office, the tax advantages of declaring yourself an artist even though sales of paintings may be minimal or none at all.  This part of the program alone can be worth the price of the program many times over.  Yet there is much, much more – all presented to you in the evenings after the day’s painting.

Will Albert actually paint with us?

Yes, every morning!

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NOYO Harbor is one of the most beautiful working fishing harbors that still exists. 

Are spouses welcome?

Yes, participating artists are welcome to bring along their partners and/or significant others.  Their attendance is encouraged.  The dynamics of this intimate group and ultimate setting will surely be appreciated by the spouse.  There is plenty to do while the artists paint.  It is the perfect opportunity to relax at the California Coast, enjoy good fishing, play golf, play tennis, swim, hike, shop or simply enjoy the quiet beauty of the area.  Mates are welcome to join us while we are on location painting and certainly at the evening critiques, and for the final Saturday morning farewell critique.

Remember the enrollment is limited to 16 artists – and it’s all painting!


Enrollment is strictly limited to 16 and spaces will fill up quickly.

To enroll, please contact the Handell Studio/Office directly. All major credit cards accepted.

Phone: 505-983-8373 / 505-603-1524
Email: /

The tuition for this Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program is $975. A non-refundable deposit of $175 is required to register.

A map to the workshop studio will be sent to you with your receipt. We will appreciate receiving the $800.00 tuition balance due on your tuition by June 13, 2017, two months before the first day of the workshop. Receipt of the full tuition prior to the workshop will help us from overbooking.


Our customer friendly refund policy is as follows: A full refund minus the $175.00 nonrefundable deposit is offered to you for any reason, at any time, until July 13, one month prior to the first day of the workshop. Due to the very small class size and low artist/student ratio, no cash or credit card refunds can be offered after this date. If a last-minute emergency does arise and you can’t attend the program, you will have an $800 tuition credit available for you to use at any Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program for the following two years.


We will meet Sunday, August 13, from 5-7 PM in the Studio Workshop at the Harbor Lite Lodge. At that time Albert will explain some important information on portability in order to paint En Plein Air for both pastels and oils, also an overview of the entire week and he will hand out directions and maps to the painting locations. At 7 PM we will adjourn for our first get-together dinner (individual checks) at a nearby restaurant.


The studio and recommended accommodations are at the Harbor Lite Lodge, which is centrally located above the Noyo Harbor, with beautiful views of the harbor. The lodge has offered us a special group discount rate off of their normal rates (see below):

All rooms are per night plus tax, single or double occupancy.

Non-View Ground Floor $101.15+

Non-View Second Floor $109.65+

View Ground Floor $118.15+

View Second Floor $126.65+

Deluxe/Studio View $152.15+


To make your reservation, please contact the Harbor Lite Lodge directly. In order to get the group rate, mention you are part of the Albert Handell Workshop.


Will there be Art Supplies that I can purchase at the Workshop?

NO, there won’t be any, please bring or ship in advance whatever art supplies you may need.

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The California coast is quite varied and beautiful. 

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We look forward to a wonderful and productive time together! – Albert & Jeanine