Mentoring Programs

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

To register for my Mentoring Program, you may either email me: albert@alberthandell.com 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

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

August 24-30, 2014 – Abiquiu/Ghost Ranch

August 24-30, 2014 – Abiquiu/Ghost Ranch

Northern New Mexico Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu, New Mexico (Land of Georgia O’Keeffe) Sunday, August 24 – Saturday, August 30, 2014 Starts Sunday afternoon 5:00 PM at the studio Tuition $975 Includes a visit to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Studio and Home in Abiquiu Studio Location: Abiquiu Inn The Abiquiu Inn is located at 21120 Hwy. 84, Abiquiu, […]

September 21-27, 2014 – Taos, NM

September 21-27, 2014 – Taos, NM

Come Paint-A-Long with Albert Handell! TAOS, NEW MEXICO Sunday 5pm SEPTEMBER 21 – Saturday SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 KACHINA LODGE 413 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTH TAOS, NM 87571 575-758-2275 Join Albert for his annual Taos northern New Mexico mentoring program in Taos and its area where Albert has painted often and knows intimately. Albert has many […]

November 2-8, 2014 – Sedona, AZ

November 2-8, 2014 – Sedona, AZ

Mentoring Plein Air Painting Workshop with Master Painter Albert Handell November 2-8, 2014 In Red Rock Country of Sedona, Arizona Sponsored by Michael Chesley Johnson of Paint Sedona Join this legend among artist-instructors for a five-day mentoring workshop! About the Workshop Students will paint together with Mr. Handell during the day, every day, both in the morning and afternoon. […]