Workshop Programs

 Three Day, Four day, and Five Day Workshop Programs

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To register for Albert’s Workshop Programs, please call or email the Handell Studio directly.

Email: alberthandell@msn.comalbert@alberthandell.com. Phone: 505.983.8373505-603-1524

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There are three different course types for Albert Handell’s painting Workshop Programs: three day, four day, and five day, depending on location and available dates.

All workshops are intensively rewarding and meaningful experiences of study and painting with Master Artist Albert Handell. These workshops are geared toward all levels of students and artists who work in pastels, oils, or water media. In the mornings, for your convenience, the studio will open at 9:00 AM. You are urged to come early. The morning demonstrations by Albert will begin promptly at 9:30 AM.

In every workshop, Mr. Handell will demonstrate three of his favorite and most well-known painting techniques:

  1. PURE PASTEL – Painting in pastel from beginning to finish.
  2. MIXED MEDIA PASTEL – Starting with watercolor for under-painting, and finishing with pastel.
  3. OIL PAINTING – Albert begins the painting by establishing transparent oil color washes throughout the entire canvas. He then selects and paints a specific area in detail, which is followed by working from this center of interest and out towards the rest of the painting. These paintings are finished with vibrant use of a palette knife and brush work. TRULY AN EYE-OPENING DEMONSTRATION!!

Demonstrations in subject matter include:

  • THE PAINTING OF TREES and their rhythmical inner workings.
  • THE PAINTING OF A MOUNTAIN STREAM, WATER FALLS, AND MOVING WATER etc.
  • THE SUBJECT FOR THE THIRD DEMONSTRATIONS is open and varies from workshop to workshop.

IN THE AFTERNOONS, YOU WILL PAINT AND ALBERT WILL GIVE INDIVIDUAL, IN-DEPTH HELP TO EACH ARTIST AT THEIR EASEL.

Each workshop will end with an extensive critique of the student and artists’ work, including paintings created during the workshop, and if possible, examples of previous work painted before the workshop. It is recommended that each artist brings 6 to 8 photos, slides, digitals, or original works to these critiques. Each artist will receive specific individual recommendations based on this overview, so you can continue sensibly on your own after the workshop.

upcoming workshop programs

Greensboro, NC Workshop – April 10-14, 2017 Comments Off on Greensboro, NC Workshop – April 10-14, 2017

Greensboro, NC Workshop – April 10-14, 2017

5 Day Indoor and Outdoor Painting Workshop in picturesque Greensboro, North Carolina.

Bastrop, TX Workshop – April 24-28, 2017 Comments Off on Bastrop, TX Workshop – April 24-28, 2017

Bastrop, TX Workshop – April 24-28, 2017

The studio is centrally located, in a picturesque area of Bastrop Join Albert Handell in this exciting 5 Day Indoor/Outdoor Painting Workshop held at the Lost Pines Art Center and Reflective Sculpture Garden in Bastrop, Texas.

The Semi-Annual IAPS Convention, Albuquerque, NM – June 7-11, 2017 Comments Off on The Semi-Annual IAPS Convention, Albuquerque, NM – June 7-11, 2017

The Semi-Annual IAPS Convention, Albuquerque, NM – June 7-11, 2017

Some wonderful news for 2017! The Semi-Annual IAPS (International Association of Pastel Society) Convention opens Wednesday June 7 and closes Sunday June 11 at the Albuquerque Hotel located in the heart of Albuquerque New Mexico.

Santa Fe Summer Garden Painting Workshop – June 12-14, 2017 Comments Off on Santa Fe Summer Garden Painting Workshop – June 12-14, 2017

Santa Fe Summer Garden Painting Workshop – June 12-14, 2017

IAPS opens Wednesday through Sunday. What are you doing Monday? Join Albert Handell for this SUMMER GARDEN PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP PROGRAM AT ALBERT’S SANTA FE STUDIO/HOME.

AIS Park City, Utah – September 25-27, 2017 Comments Off on AIS Park City, Utah – September 25-27, 2017

Join Albert Handell for this 3 Day Indoor and En Plein Air Painting Workshop, with a special rate for American Impressionist Society (AIS) members. Monday, September 25- Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Boulder, CO (PAAC) Workshop- September 9-11, 2017 Comments Off on Boulder, CO (PAAC) Workshop- September 9-11, 2017

3 DAY EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP Saturday, September 9 – Monday, September 11, 2017 OUR FIRST MEETING WILL BE ON SATURDAY, ON LOCATION AT 9:00AM. (Location TBD)

Franklin, TN Workshop – POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY, 2018 Comments Off on Franklin, TN Workshop – POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY, 2018

5 Day Indoor/Outdoor Painting Workshop Program in Franklin, Tennessee. POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2018.