Santa Fe Summer Garden Painting and Mentoring Program June 27-30, 2018 Comments Off on Santa Fe Summer Garden Painting and Mentoring Program June 27-30, 2018

Santa Fe Summer Garden Painting and Mentoring Program June 27-30, 2018



  Wednesday June 27th through Saturday June 30th, 2018


  • 8:30am Studio opens for your convenience
  •  9:00am Workshop starts with an oil demonstration by Albert.
  • 12-1:15pm Whole Foods is near by
  • 1:15 -3:30pm Mentoring starts at the studio
  • 4-7:30pm Painting on location
  • WELCOME DINNER (individual checks please)


  • 8:30am to 12:00pm painting on location. During this session, Albert will paint with you in pastel (8:30-10am) then give help at your easel
  • Lunch
  • 12:30-3:30pm CAREER BUILDING INFORMATION and Lunch served at the Handell residence 
in their garden under the shade of the tall pine trees , with time for questions and answers.
  • 4:30 to 7:30pmPainting on location with help at the easel.
  • 7:30pm Optional group dinner with Albert and Jeanine at a wonderful local restaurant, with additional conversations regarding art.

Tesuque Campground


  • Full day painting and pot luck in the mountains, at the Tesuque Campground on the ski basin road.
  • Subject: 2 mountain steams, Aspens galore. wonderful views, etc


  • 8:30am to 12:00pm PAINTING ON LOCATION Albert With help at the easel.
  • Lunch
  • 1:30 to 5:00pm Meet at Albert’s Studio for CAREER BUILDING and a farewell critique direct.
  • For the critique , please bring 6 or 8 photos or computer images of previous work painted before the workshop for Albert to view and guide you. For your painting after the workshop.
  • 6:30pm DINNER and FAREWELL-!!




A $150 non-refundable tuition deposit is needed to reserve your enrollment.

(a receipt will be sent to you).
The balance of $600 is due April 27th, two month prior to the first day of the workshop. Unless notified differently the Handell office will use the credit card on file and send you a PAID in FULL receipt at that time.
Space is very limited! Please contact Albert with your info
505-983-8373 or

Pastel plein air painting of Albert and Jeanine’s home, by Albert Handell


Santa Fe has a wide range of wonderful accommodations, which vary in price.

My first recommendation for a reasonably priced yet charming inn is the El Rey Inn. This hotel, which was built in 1973, has that special Old Santa Fe charm. Visit their website or call 505-982-1931 to make reservations.
The El Rey Inn offers a 10% discount for AAA or AARP, and an “El Rey Passport” which offers a free night for every five nights booked.

Another lovely yet reasonably priced option is The Sage Inn. This hotel is located next door to a large Whole Foods store and the Railyard Arts District. Reservations can be made via their website or by phone at 505-982-5952.

Our third recommendation is Las Palomas Hotel. This is a wonderful historic hotel and beautiful courtyard. To make a reservation, visit their website or call 855-982-5560.

For a complete listing of accommodations, please visit the Chamber of Commerce website


Please bring your portable easel to paint with and in the case of inclement weather, please bring some of your favorite photographs to work from. Albert will have a wide choice available to also choose from.

If you are flying to the workshop and need Gamsol or Turpenoid, please contact the studio and we will arrange for its purchase and we will have it for you when you arrive.

The Handell Office will also help you with the return of your wet paintings.

What Art Supplies Should the Oil Painter Bring?

If you are painting in oils, bring the colors, and the surface that you are accustomed to painting with. Albert suggests the Source Tek Panels: telephone them at 800.587.5462 or visit their website: They have Claussen Linen #66 glued to light weight Birch plywood – in different sizes. They are strong and lightweight. The recommended sizes for indoor oils are 14 x 18”, 16 x 20”, 18 x 24”. Choose the sizes that you are most comfortable painting on.

A Suggested List of Oil Colors:

Mr. Handell paints large oils during the winter months in the studio. He uses Turpenoid as his paint medium, especially at the beginning, since these works are larger and call for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th painting sessions. He will then use Winsor Newton Liquin (provided in the studio), very sparingly as his paint medium. He applies paint combining both brush and palette knife applications of color.
His Oil Palette is listed below:
(your oil palette may be different, and that is fine)
Titanium White W/N (Winsor Newton)
Naples Yellow W/N
Cadmium Lemon W/N
Cadmium Yellow W/N
Cadmium Orange W/N
Cadmium Red Light W/N
Permanent Alizarin Crimson W/N
Yellow Ocher Light W/N
Burnt Sienna W/N
Viridian (Green) W/N
Cobalt Blue W/N
Ultra-Marine Blue W/N
Ivory Black W/N

Those colors are optional – bring what you normally paint with, all brands are good.

Brushes: Select your favorite brushes and palette knives – the ones that you use most often, bring them with you

A complete listing of recommended art supplies can be found by clicking the link below:

Suggested Art Supplies



Albert in his studio