Mentoring Programs

Come “Paint-A-long with Albert Handell” on Location

To register for my Mentoring Program, you may either email me: or call my studio/office 505.983.8373. All credit cards and checks are accepted. I prefer to welcome you into the program with a personal call or email. Sincerely… Albert

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Dear Artists,
I am pleased to announce that my new, unique Come Paint-A-long with Albert Handell Program has taken another giant step forward. Starting in 2006, I began offering this format in France and in select locations within the United States. This is the program that so many of you (continue) have requested in the past. It is an exciting, in depth program different from my workshops. In this program we will all paint together during the day, every day both in the morning and afternoon you will be painting along with me as I start and finish my paintings on location. In the evening, we will have our critique of the day’s painting and continued instruction, plus valuable (and effective) information on career-building. In this program enrolled artists will be limited to 14 participating artists or less.

How is this Mentoring Program different from Albert’s typical painting workshop?

THIS PROGRAM IS 5 1/2 DAYS-!! You 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. You will be painting a long side Albert and he will show you “STEP-BY-STEP” how he starts and works through a painting till finish. You will see for yourself, what and how he emphasis what is important, what “un-essentials” he leaves out (which is also very important) and how he keeps to the theme (idea) of the painting till finished (resolved) In this program, you will be able to (if you wish) paint the same subject as he does. This will give you a realization that is unique. After Mr. Handell finishes his afternoon painting, he will then give detailed help at each artist’s easel. Each evening we will meet to review the day’s painting and have our nightly critiques and suggestions for the next day’s painting. More indepth teaching and the explanation of career building will be kept to the evenings.

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

Albert will first explain how he has built his own career and give you important insights and information on how to build your career. He will then answer all your questions. Some aspects covered are: 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, etc. Also covered: what regional and/or national shows should one enter into both as a pastelist or as an oil painter; 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.

Mentoring Schedule

Santa Fe Mentoring Program – June 19-25, 2016

Santa Fe Mentoring Program – June 19-25, 2016

Virga by Albert Handell Mixed Media (watercolor and pastel) 16X20, actual demonstration painting Join Albert for his Summer Mentoring Paint-A-Long Program to be held in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sunday, June 19 through Saturday, June 25, 2016 This Santa Fe Mentoring Paint-a-Long Program is truly unique, not only is Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico beautiful and […]

Arcata/Trinidad Mentoring Program – August 7-13, 2016

Arcata/Trinidad Mentoring Program – August 7-13, 2016

Coastal Fog by Albert Handell, Pastel, 15″x14″ Come Paint-A-Long with Albert Handell in beautiful Northern California! Sunday 5:00pm AUGUST 7 – Noon Saturday AUGUST 13, 2016 The studio and special accommodation rates have been arranged with HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 3107 CONCORDE DR MCKINLEYVILLE, CA 95519 TEL (707) 840 8305  FAX (707)840-9417 Join Albert for […]

Taos Mentoring Program –  October 2-8, 2016

Taos Mentoring Program – October 2-8, 2016

Come Paint-A-Long with Albert Handell! TAOS, NEW MEXICO Sunday 5pm October 2 – Saturday October, 2016 Tuition $975 KACHINA LODGE 413 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTH TAOS, NM 87571 575-758-2275 or 800-522-4462 Join Albert for his annual Taos Paint-A-Long mentoring program, Albert has painted there often and knows Taos and its area intimately. Taos and its area has […]

<span style="color: #f7a12f;">November</span> Sedona Mentoring Program – November 6-12, 2016

November Sedona Mentoring Program – November 6-12, 2016

Come Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program with Master Painter Albert Handell November 6-12, 2016 In Red Rock Country of Sedona, Arizona Workshop Co-Cordinator and Host: Michael Chesley Johnson of Paint Sedona STUDIO LOCATION: The Gandolfo Studio is located at 220 Goodrow Lane, in Sedona phone number for Carol Gandolfo 928.961.6535 “Stormy Afternoon, Sedona”,  Oil 22×48, by Albert Handell About the Workshop Sunday […]