Mentoring Programs

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

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To register for Albert’s Workshop Programs, you may either email or call the Handell Studio.
Email: alberthandell@msn.comalbert@alberthandell.com. Phone: 505.983.8373505-603-1524

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Dear Artists,
I am pleased to announce that my new, unique Come Paint-A-long with Albert Handell Mentoring Program has taken another giant step forward. Starting in 2006, I began offering this format in France and in select locations throughout the United States. This is an exciting, in-depth program, different from my workshops, that so many of you have requested. In this program, we will all paint together every day. In both the mornings and afternoons, you will be painting along with me as I start and finish paintings on location. In the evenings, we will have a critique of the paintings from that day with continued instruction, plus valuable (and effective) information on career-building. In this program attendance 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 in the morning and afternoon. Each day we will all paint together en plein air at designated locations that Mr. Handell knows intimately. You will be painting alongside Albert and he will show you “STEP-BY-STEP” how he starts and works through a painting until it is finished. You will learn: what and how he emphasis what is important in a painting, what “un-essentials” he leaves out (which is also very important), and how he keeps to the theme (idea) of the painting until it is finished (resolved). In this program, you will be able to (if you wish) paint the same subject as Albert, as he paints in front of you. 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 individual easel. Each evening, we will meet to review the day’s paintings and have our nightly critiques and suggestions for the next day’s paintings. In-depth teaching and explanation to further career building will occur every evening.

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 and individualized insights and information on how to build a career for yourself. He will then answer all of 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. 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; if you should join a co-op and what makes a good co-op; how to organize your office and studio; and the tax advantages of declaring yourself as an artist even though sales of paintings may be minimal or nonexistent. This career-oriented 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.


upcoming mentoring programs

Santa Fe, NM Mentoring Program – July 13-18, 2017

Santa Fe, NM Mentoring Program – July 13-18, 2017

Virga by Albert Handell Mixed Media (watercolor and pastel) 16″ x 20″, actual demonstration painting Thursday, July 13 (half-day – begins in the afternoon) – Tuesday (noon), July 18, 2017 Join Albert for his 5 ½ day (over-the-weekend) Summer Mentoring Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mendocino/Fort Bragg Mentoring Program – August 13-19, 2017

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.

Taos, NM Mentoring Program – October 1-7, 2017

Taos, NM Mentoring Program – October 1-7, 2017

Come Paint-A-Long with Albert Handell during his annual mentoring program in Taos, New Mexico.      TAOS, NEW MEXICO Sunday, October 1 (half-day, begins in afternoon) – Saturday October 7, 2017 (to farewell dinner) Enrollment is strictly limited – Tuition $975

Sedona, AZ Mentoring Program – October 22-28, 2017

 Join this legendary Artist-Instructor for his  Mentoring Plein Air Painting Workshop in Red Rock Country of SEDONA, ARIZONA. Sunday, October 22 (afternoon) – Saturday, October 28, 2017 (noon).

St. Simons Island Mentoring Program – November 5 – 11, 2017

St. Simons Island Mentoring Program – November 5 – 11, 2017

Come Paint-A-Long with Albert during his 5th Mentoring Program on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Sunday, November 5 (begins in afternoon) – Saturday November 11 (noon), 2017