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Santa Fe Summer Garden Painting and Mentoring Program || June 27-30, August 16-19



1109 Don Gaspar Ave. Santa Fe NM 87505




DAY I, Demonstrations in pastel and oil

  • 8:30am Studio opens for your convenience
  •  9:00am Workshop starts with a get together 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-!!


June 27 – 30, 2018 (Wed- Sat)

August 16 – 19, 2018 (Thurs- Sun)



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 two months 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

Actual pastel demonstration
We will paint at this location

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



Coastal Tree by Albert Handell Mixed Media Pastel 12X18 $5500

“Coastal Tree”, Mixed Media Pastel 12X18 Actual Demonstration, by Albert Handell

What Art Supplies Should The Pastel Artist Bring?

If you are painting in pastel, bring all the pastels that you have and the pastel papers that you like to paint on – plus a few lightweight drawing boards i.e., made of foam core or gator board or any lightweight material. Albert paints on location with U-ART sanded pastel papers 500-p and 600-p, grits. The sanded paper comes in 12 x 18″ and 9 x 12″, packet of 10 sheet each. Contact Dakota Art Supplies (888-345-0067)

If you wish to work on other pastel papers, be sure to bring them to the workshop.

If you are an experienced pastelist, bring the pastels you already have.

Albert Handell’s 72-Color Pastel Set:

Albert Handell Pastel Set

$495 + $20 S&H (3 day priority mail in the US)

There is an Albert Handell 72-color Summer Landscape Pastel Set manufactured by the Unison Co. This landscape set has many beautiful greens – both warm and cool – varying from very light to rich middle tones and dark tones. Mr. Handell modifies his greens with both cool and warm mauves, which are also part of this set. Many of these mauves relate to the greens in identical value. The set also has five different sky colors and plenty of rich earth colors. Mr. Handell selected each and every color that’s in this set.

These sets are usually available at Mr. Handell’s workshops, or you can order yours directly from him by phone, 505-983-8373 or email

We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express

Suggested Pastel Sanded Paper

Kitty Wallis sanded pastel papers come in 12 x 18” pads with 8 individual sheets per pad. These papers are available in both Belgian Mist grey and white. These are very handy pads for pasteling on location, and can be purchased from Dakota Art Supplies (they only sell pastel supplies) at 888.345.0067. Mr. Handell has painted many landscapes on the12 x 18” format and he thinks it’s an ideal size for landscapes. If for some reason you wish to pastel on these papers but on a smaller size they also have pads that are 9 x12”.

If you wish to work on other pastel papers, be sure to bring them to the workshop.

Other Pastel Materials
  • A few sticks of soft vine charcoal
  • Masking tape
  • Light weight drawing board (foam core)
  • Spray fixative (any brand)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Folding TV tray (optional)


Cedar Grove at Mendocino by Albert Handell Oil 13585-001

“In the Cedar Grove at Mendocino”, Oil 20X40, by Albert Handell

What Art Supplies Should The Oil Painter Bring?

If you are painting in oils, bring the colors that you are accustomed to painting with, plus at least 12 or more canvas or canvas panels to paint on. Albert likes to paint on the Source Tek Panels, telephone them at 800.587.5462 or visit their website: They have Claussen Linen glued to light weight Birch plywood – in different sizes. They are strong and lightweight. The recommended sizes are 9×12”,11×14”, 12×16”, or 14×18”. Or 16×20” Choose the sizes that you are most comfortable painting on.

Can I Ship My Art Supplies To The Workshop?

Yes, you can ship your art supplies to Sky Ranch Lodge. For this you will need to contact the office at the Conference Center, or if you are staying at a different location, please contact them directly for this need.

Albert Handell’s Pallet Of Oil Colors

Mr. Handell paints in oil 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, very sparingly as his paint medium. He applies paint combing both brush and knife applications of color. His Oil Palette is listed below:

  • Titanium White W/N (Winsor Newton)
  • Cadmium Yellow Light W/N
  • Cadmium Orange W/N
  • Cadmium Red Light W/N
  • Terra Rosa 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

If you are an experienced oil painter, bring any materials with which you would normally paint.


A large assortment of brushes is recommended. Two or three of each size: numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Your choice of brights*, flats (sable), rounds, or filberts (bristle)*. Mr. Handell also uses:

  • Richeson # 9629 signature #’s 10 & 12,
  • Langnickel Royal Sable # 5590 #’s 8, 10 & 12,
  • DaVinci Maestro series 7000 # 10, 12,14 (white bristle filbert)


  • No medium; use odorless turpentine (Turpenoid) used by Mr. Handell for his alla prima painting (one session paintings).
  • Liquin by Windsor Newton -Mr. Handell uses for glazing purposes and for paintings that take multiple sessions to complete.
  • A general all around paint medium, which many artists use, is a mixture of 1/3 Damar varnish, 1/3 linseed oil, 1/3 turpentine or turpentine substitute.

Other Oil Materials

  • Any palette
  • Two palette cups
  • Rags and/or paper towels
  • Two palette knives



Albert in his studio