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

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

Bastrop, TX Workshop – April 24-28, 2017 – SOLD OUT

The studio is centrally located, in a picturesque area of Bastrop 5 Day Indoor/Outdoor Painting Workshop Held at the Lost Pines Art Center and Reflective Sculpture Garden 1204 Chestnut Street Bastrop, TX 78602 512-706-5668 Monday thru Friday, April 24-28, 2017 Workshop Enrollment Limited – Tuition $725 Join Albert Handell in this exciting 5 day indoor/outdoor […]

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.

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)

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.

3 Santa Fe WINTER OIL Painting Workshops for 2018 Comments Off on 3 Santa Fe WINTER OIL Painting Workshops for 2018

3 Santa Fe WINTER OIL Painting Workshops for 2018

Each workshop is limited to 9 participants TUITION $575 EACH WORKSHOP IS 3 DAYS over a weekend, Friday through Sunday CHOOSE ONE NOW TO ENROLL: ☐ January 27-29 ☐ February 24-26 ☐ March 24-26 Enrollment for January, February and March is open at this time. These winter oil painting workshops sell out quickly. ALL MORNING […]

Carmel, CA Workshop – May 7-11, 2018 Comments Off on Carmel, CA Workshop – May 7-11, 2018

Carmel, CA Workshop – May 7-11, 2018

Join Albert Handell in this exciting 5-day indoor/outdoor painting workshop. In the morning demonstration you will see and learn what to select and emphasize and what to play down or even take out of your paintings in order to make a strong design statement, and work sensibly towards finish. It will be an opportunity to […]

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.