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Palm Springs Mentoring Program – February 11-16, 2018

Albert and Jeanine at Indian Canyon Gardens, Palm Springs. Photo courtesy of Spencer Leyton

February 2015 Workshop Testimonials

“The Sanskrit word ‘Guru’ literally means the one, who removes the ignorance. Albert, you are a true guru, removing our ignorance of painting heart warming pictures. I have a long way to go, but with every workshop I am getting closer”.
Rajen C. – Albuquerque NM

“The week in Palm Springs was very inspiring as all of the mentorships are for me. It was a great group of artists, and Albert, I truly appreciate all you do for me and how you know just what I need to push me forward as an artist”.
Pat Ford – Loma Linda, CA

“I enjoyed Palm Springs immensely! Indian Canyon is a truly inspiring place and Albert’s instruction was wonderful! I always appreciate Albert’s sincere desire that we do well and his free sharing of his immense art wisdom! It was also great to have a brief respite from the PA winter!”
Doug Tweddale – North Wales, PA

“That truly was a memorable time with everyone at Indian Canyons.”
Ernie Baber – Carmel, CA

“I’m looking forward to meeting you and painting with you again. It was a great workshop and I’m glad that you woke me up from dull sleep…… I’ll keep on painting.”
Kaye Tanaka – Rancho Mirage, CA

“I have never been to Palm Springs before, so my visit was an unexpected visual treat. Beautiful palm trees, water-filled canyons – all of it a real delight for the painter. But what’s even better is that I got to see this new place through Albert’s practiced eye. Working with him was a real pleasure as he showed the group how one might interpret the new scenery. Also, he filled every moment of the workshop with helpful painting tips and also business tips for the working artist. Albert is a truly giving instructor and gladly shared his wealth of knowledge with the group. I’m looking forward very much to my next mentoring session with him.”
Michael Chesley Johnson – Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada


COME PAINT-A-LONG WITH ALBERT HANDELL
As you join him in his famous Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program to be held in beautiful Palm Springs, California!


Sunday (5pm), February 11 – Friday (noon), February 16, 2018

Tuition $800

We will meet on our first session Sunday from 5:00 – 7:00pm
At the swimming pool (which is our outdoor studio) at the Best Western Inn of Palm Springs, CA, located at 1633 South Palm Canyon Dr.
Phone: 760-325-9177 or 800-222-4678
www.bwpalmsprings.com

Will Albert actually Paint with us?

Yes, in this program, Albert paints with you daily every morning – also, while residing in close proximity, the participating artists will experience up close as he teaches and paints – allowing you to see, and understand the process in more detail and depth.
You will view how to begin, develop and finish your paintings, you will see what to eliminate and how to emphasize what’s important through out the painting process.
This is an eye opener.
The program is designed to be a very productive and enjoyable week.

Majestic Palms, Watercolor and Pastel, 17 x 16 crop

Painted in Indian Canyons, Mixed Media Pastel


The Daily Schedule

This Come Paint-A-Long with Albert Handell Mentoring Program. Is a program so many of you have requested. It is an exciting week geared to be a step beyond a workshop, a follow-up to a workshop, where we will all paint together during the day both morning and afternoon. In the afternoon, Albert will paint for an hour or so and afterwards he will give individual help at the easel (optional) In the evening, we will have our critique of the day’s painting and all other instruction and career building information will be saved until then.


THE DEMONSTRATIONS

The Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program is precisely that. We will all paint along together at beautiful locations, that Albert knows personally.
Albert Handel - The Lion King

The Lion King by Albert Handell, Watercolor and Pastel 16×20 Actual Plein Air demonstration. Walt Disney lived adjacent to Indian Canyon and used part of the extensive rock formations for The Lion King animation.


What is covered in the Career Building Part of the Program

Albert will explain how he has built his own career and will give you important insights and information on how to individually build your career.

Some of the general information covered:
  • How to find and get into a gallery and what to expect from your gallery
  • What describes a good gallery; what is your obligation to your gallery
  • What regional and/or national shows should one enter as a Pastelist and or an oil Painter.
  • What to do if you are accepted or if you receive a prize
  • How is networking done? Why is it important?
  • The importance of “Being-in-Print”; and how to go about getting into print
  • What makes up an impressive portfolio
  • What strengthens it or what weakens a portfolio
  • How to organize your office and how to interweave it with your painting
  • The tax advantages of declaring yourself an Artist no matter how many paintings you do or do not sell during the year (this alone either now or some time in the future could be worth the price of the tuition itself)
  • Should I join a co-op gallery? What makes up a meaningful co-op gallery
  • What makes up a bad co-op gallery
  • All this plus more all presented to you in the evenings after the day’s painting.
  • All questions are answered in detail
  • Spouses and significant others are welcome at all times

Art Supplies

There will be no art supplies available to purchase at the workshop studio. However, Palm Springs has an art supply store, Aaron Brothers (open 7 days a week); 72513 State Hwy. 111, Palm Desert, CA, phone # 760340-4692, and they should be able to take care of your needs. Please call them ahead of time to be sure they have your supplies in stock, or better yet, bring your supplies with you.

For Plein Air Painting:

Some general outdoor supplies, no matter in what medium you are painting, are your portable easel, a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen, etc. Unfortunately umbrellas, which could be useful, are difficult to take on airplanes.


Can I Ship My Art Supplies to the Workshop?

It is possible that the place where you are staying may be able to accept shipments of your supplies. Please call them directly to make arrangements. Please ship by UPS or Fed Ex.

I look forward to a wonderful week together. Painting at Indian Gardens, which is one of my favorite painting areas, which I wish to share with you.

Albert Handel

ANDREAS CANYON we will paint here



YES, I WANT TO ENROL

THE FULL TUITION IS $800.00
HOW DO I GO ABOUT THIS?

ENROLLMENT IS STRICTLY LIMITED AND SPACES FOR OUR PROGRAM WILL FILL UP QUICKLY, SO DON’T HESITATE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS TIME. THIS PROGRAM WILL BE CLOSED AFTER THE 14TH ARTIST

SIGNS UP, AND A WAITING LIST WILL BE STARTED.

TO SIGN UP

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $175.00 IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER. PLEASE CONTACT THE ALBERT HANDELL STUDIO AT 505-983-8373, OR EMAIL. IF YOU PREFER, EMAIL YOUR INFORMATION TO ALBERTHANDELL@MSN.COM.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO PAY YOUR TUITION DEPOSIT WITH ANY CREDIT CARD (MC/VISA/AMEX).
MOST ARTISTS PREFER DOING THIS BY PHONE (505)983-8373.
IF YOU PAY BY CHECK, PLEASE CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS AN OPENING BEFORE MAILING YOUR CHECK. THEN MAKE THE CHECK PAYABLE TO ALBERT HANDELL AND PLEASE MAIL IT TO:

ALBERT HANDELL
P O BOX 9070
SANTA FE, NM 87504-9070
This Program is never canceled

This program is never canceled! A receipt will be sent to you for your tuition deposit. We will appreciate receiving the $625.00 balance on your tuition by Dec. 11, 2017, two months before the first day of the program. Receiving the full tuition two months prior to the program will help us from overbooking.


Refund Policy

After Dec. 11, 2017, and your tuition has been paid in full, a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit is offered to you for any reason, at any time, until January 27, 2018, two weeks prior to the first day of the program. Due to the very rare and low artist/student ratio, no cash or credit refunds can be offered after this date. But, if an emergency does arise, and you can’t attend, no cash refund will be given, but you will receive an $625.00 tuition credit available for you to use at any Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program, good for the next two years.


Accommodations

Best Western Inn at Palm Springs
1633 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264-8343

Directions from the West:
From Interstate 10 East, exit Palm Springs 111, go through the downtown area. The Best Western is just South of the City Center on the right side.

Directions from the East:
From Interstate 10 West, exit Ramon and turn left onto Ramon to Palm Canyon and turn left on Palm Canyon. The Best Western Inn at Palm Springs is on the right in the southeast corner.
Telephone: 760-325-9177 Toll Free: 800-222-4678
Fax: 760-325-9177

In case the hotel  is all booked up, here are the closest Hotels next to the Best Western Inn of  Palm Springs, CA located at 1633 South Palm Canyon Dr.

Vagabond Inn Palm Springs
0.07 mi
2 out of 5 Stars and 36 reviews on Yelp
www.vagabondinn.com/california/vagabond-inn-palm-springs.aspx
1699 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Near the intersection of S Palm Canyon Dr and W Palm Canyon Dr
Phone: (760) 325-7211

AHRandom Haus Palm Springs
0.20 mi
4.5 out of 5 Stars and 11 reviews on Yelp
www.randomhauspalmsprings.com
588 E San Lorenzo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Between S Camino Real and S Random Rd
Phone: (760) 537-7601

Triangle Inn Palm Springs
0.19 mi
4.5 out of 5 Stars and 16 reviews on Yelp
www.triangle-inn.com
555 E San Lorenzo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Near the intersection of E San Lorenzo Rd and S Random Rd
Phone: (760) 322-7993

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Albert Handell’s Suggested Art Supplies for On-Location Landscape Painting

For Plein Air Painting:

Some general supplies are your portable easel, a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen, etc. Unfortunately umbrellas, which could be useful, are difficult to take onto airplanes.

The Easel:

Bring a sturdy easel to work on. There are many different makes that are good. The easel that Albert Handell uses and that works well for both oils and pastels is the portable French easel. This portable easel folds into a box, and is recommended for on location painting. The best easels are made in France. They come in two sizes (full and half-size); both are good. Mr. Handell uses the full size. If you have a different easel that you use- bring it!

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Actual Workshop Oil Demonstration

What Art Supplies Should The Pastel Artist Bring?

If you are painting in pastel, bring all the pastels that you have and the pastel papers that you like to paint on – plus a few lightweight drawing boards i.e., made of foam core or gator board or any lightweight material. Albert likes to use the Kitty Wallis Sanded Paper in both white and their Belgium Mist grey tone, they both come in pads of 8 sheets, and he prefers the 12×18” size, but if you wish to work on a smaller size, these pads are also available in 9×12”. These are very handy pads for pasteling on location, and can be purchased from Dakota Art Supplies (they only sell pastel supplies) at

888.345.0067. Albert also paints with pastel on U-Art sanded papers 500-p and 600-p, grits. 

If you wish to work on other pastel papers, be sure to bring them to the workshop. 

If you are an experienced pastelist, bring the pastels you already have.

What Pastels should I bring?
  • All pastel brands are good, since plein air painting is a one session experience. Mr. Handell paints with a combination of Unison, Schmenke, Nu-Pastels, Rembrandt, Senelier, to name a few. Bring what you already have.
Other Pastel Materials:
  • A few sticks of soft vine charcoal
  • Masking tape
  • Light weight drawing board (foam core)
  • Spray fixative (any brand)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Folding TV tray (optional)


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What Art Supplies Should The Oil Painter Bring?

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Actual Mixed-Media Pastel Demonstration

If you are painting in oils, bring the colors that you are accustomed to painting with, plus at least 12 or more canvas or canvas panels to paint on. Albert likes to paint on the Source Tek Panels, telephone them at 800.587.5462 or visit their website: www.canvaspanels.com. They have Claussen Linen glued to light weight Birch plywood – in different sizes. They are strong and lightweight. The recommended sizes are 9×12”,11×14”, 12×16”, or 14×18”. Or 16×20” Choose the sizes that you are most comfortable painting on.

Can I Ship My Art Supplies To The Workshop?

Yes, you can ship your art supplies to the hotel where you will be staying. Please contact their office directly for any special instructions or requirements. Albert Handell’s Pallet Of Oil Colors Mr. Handell paints in oil during the winter months in the studio. He uses Turpenoid as his paint medium, especially at the beginning, since these works are larger and call for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th painting sessions. He will then use Winsor Newton Liquin, very sparingly as his paint medium. He applies paint combining both brush and knife applications of color. His Oil Palette is listed below:

  • Titanium White W/N (Winsor Newton)
  • Naples Yellos W/N
  • Cadmium Yellow Light W/N
  • Cadmium Orange W/N
  • Cadmium Red Light W/N
  • Terra Rosa W/N
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson W/N
  • Yellow Ocher Light W/N
  • Burnt Sienna W/N
  • Viridian (Green) W/N
  • Cobalt Blue W/N
  • Ultra-Marine Blue W/N
  • Ivory Black W/N

If you are an experienced oil painter, bring any materials with which you would normally paint.

Brushes

A large assortment of brushes is recommended. Two or three of each size: numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Your choice of brights*, flats (sable), rounds, or filberts (bristle)*.

Mr. Handell also uses:

  • Richeson # 9629 signature # 10 & 12
  • Langnickel Royal Sable # 5590 # 8, 10 & 12
  • DaVinci Maestro series 7000, # 10, 12,14 (white bristle filbert)
Mediums
  • No medium; use odorless turpentine (Turpenoid) used by Mr. Handell for his alla prima paintings (one session paintings), or Gamlin Brand; Gamsol.
  • Liquin by Windsor Newton -Mr. Handell uses for glazing purposes and for paintings that take multiple sessions to complete.
  • A general all around paint medium, which many artists use, is a mixture of 1/3 Damar varnish, 1/3 linseed oil, 1/3 turpentine or turpentine substitute.
Other Oil Materials
  • Any palette
  • Two palette cups
  • Rags and/or paper towels
  • Two palette knives