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Member-sponsored special  New Mexico workshops. 

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  • 18 May 2022 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)



    4 Wednesdays, May 18, 25 & June 1, 8 2022 from | 9:15AM to 12:15PM | for $160 + tax.

    Build your confidence and move onto the next level with your paintings in this studio painting class with Anita Louise West occurring over four Wednesday’s. By working with Ms. West, a lifetime of painting experience is available to you to help you advance your paintings on three major levels: Content, design and techniques.  Each class will have a short demo and individual help at the easel. We will explore how to paint in pastel, water media and oil as well as materials old and new.

    During each class, you will learn how to maximize your use of the elements of art: shape, value, line, texture, and color. Each of these will be explained as well as demonstrated at every class session. Using the principles of design to increase your painting’s impact will be explained and so much more.

    To register click here.

  • 15 May 2022 8:30 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Click here for details: 2022-Morel-Workshop BBS Flyer.pdf

  • 30 Apr 2022 9:00 AM | Stephanie West (Administrator)

    Hands on Painting Setups

    SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2022, 9 AM TO 1:30 PM

    Artists Stephanie West and Wendy Ahlm will guide you with a tour of materials, setup and basics to get started painting outdoors.


    • Test a variety of plein air setups (approx. 6)
      -- watercolor, pastel, & oil
      -- Setups include U.go, Alla Prima Pochade, Prolific Painter, Open Box M, Guerrilla Box, Heilman Box, & custom
    • Learn what to pack
    • Learn how to set up an easel umbrella for shade.
    • Get tips for favorite NM locations to paint
    • Test a variety of paints and brushes
    • Practice setting up, finding a view and make a painting outdoors
    • Materials for the day will be provided

    RSVP by April 24

    Click on instructor name(s) to register: Wendy Ahlm and Stephanie West

  • 09 Apr 2022 5:23 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Saturday April 9, 2022

    with Erik Speyer

    Estancia Primera Community Services Association
    450 Avenida Primera S, Santa Fe, NM 87501

    This workshop is mostly for beginners who wish to learn how to use watercolors in painting en plein air. Cost for the space and materials are donated by Erik Speyer to benefit the Food Depot. Students will write their checks directly to the Food Depot. Cost: $80 for the entire day.

    Details available when you contact  Erik at Erik Instructor website. Future workshops to benefit other not-for-profits, such as Girls Inc. and Esperanza.

  • 01 Apr 2022 4:18 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Visit the Bluebird Studio for information on workshops held by PAPNM members: Peggy Immel, Mike Mahon and Chris Morel:

  • 25 Mar 2022 3:41 PM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)


    Workshop Dates: Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27, 2022 
    Location: Immel Studio, Taos, NM
    Fee: $375.00

    To Register:



    Phone: (617)876-0691

    This three-day workshop will focus on the unique aspects of capturing the winter landscape. We will examine winter’s influence on light, values, color and atmospheric perspective and will also touch upon design fundamentals such as composition and subject choice. During the first two days in the studio, field studies, photographs and sketches will be used to study and develop pieces that explore winter scenes. Reference materials will be provided but students are encouraged to bring their own as well. Daily demonstrations will be in oil but other media are welcome. Weather permitting, our final day can be spent painting field studies in plein air.

    Once you are registered you will receive a supply list and recommendations for dressing for winter plein air. Students must have appropriate winter clothing as well as a portable plein air easel. This class is open to artists of all ability levels. The maximum number of students is 8. Proof of full Covid vaccination and boosters as needed is required.

    Winter Landscape PAPNM Web Notice.pdf

  • 21 Sep 2021 9:12 PM | Stephanie West (Administrator)

    Hello Friends,

    The tradition continues!!! The annual Fall Workshop has become a tremendous success. I wish to invite you to participate in this great plein air painting workshop. I will again teach my 3 day Plein Air workshop in the mountains outside of Taos NM, September 21-23, 2021.

    This workshop will take place in the heart of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains just 19 miles south of Taos. The workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to professional. We work outside all week.

    I will do demos to show you how to get started and then we will all get going. I’ll focus individually on helping you improve from whatever skill level you are currently at to the next level. We will touch on all aspects of painting outside: from choosing subject matter, composition, mixing colors, to seeing your subject and laying the paint down.

    All you will need to bring is a great attitude, a desire to learn to paint from nature and your supplies, of course (I’ll send a materials list to all those attending).

    September is the most beautiful time of year in northern New Mexico, with the turning of the Aspen and Cottonwood trees, crisp mountain mornings, perfect blue skies, mountain trout streams and endless subject matter.

    The cost of the workshop is $450 for 3 days with a $150 deposit to hold your space. There is lodging available in the area or take the 30 minute drive from Taos each day.

    Registration now open.

    Dates: Sept 21-23, 2021

    Price: $450 (Deposit: $150) Last day to cancel: August 21, 2021. Deposits cannot be returned after this date.


  • 23 Aug 2021 8:23 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    Featured workshop instructors on Aug 23 and 24th: PAPNM Members, Michele Byrne,  Albert Handell, and PAPNM's 2019 Taos Plein Air Event Judge, Louis Escobar.

    Use this link to register for Michele's workshop: Click here. (Michele gets $25 if this link is used!!)

    Additional note: Convention registered attendees can see demos/discussions by Byrne, Handell and PAPNM Member, Joe Anna Arnett on other days.

    Click here for more Convention information. Scroll to the bottom for more registration information. Or download the full PDF.

  • 03 Aug 2021 9:00 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)


    TUESDAY AUGUST 3 THROUGH THURSDAY AUGUST 5, 2021, 10 AM TO 4 PM North Fourth Art Center, 4904 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107


    This three-day intensive workshop is designed to rapidly elevate your creative motivation, experience, and skills. The instructional focus is on the elements of design, composition, and painting techniques. Morning lectures and demonstrations with hand-out materials will be followed by immersive practice with individual attention to encourage your artistic growth and to strengthen your unique artistic voice.

    The setting for the workshop will be in a spacious, traditional art classroom with worktables, chairs, whiteboard, and projection system. Plentiful parking is available in the lot in front of the art center, which is also ADA compliant. Participants are responsible for bringing their own artist materials, easels, and refreshments. A detatiled supply list and daily agenda will be provided upon registration. All participants must comply with all New Mexico Department of Health and facility guidelines for safe and responsible gathering. More info is available at 19-traveler-information/.

    INSTRUCTOR: CARLA FORREST,, (505) 410-2444

    Award-winning contemporary artist Carla Forrest paints the New West in her spectral luminescent works, inspired by direct observation of nature and life. Honored as a Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Arts Business Association, Carla obtained her Bachelor of Arts in studio art from State University of New York, Master of Science in Teaching Visual Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology, and Doctorate in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies from the University of New Mexico. "I approach painting as an observer of the soul, enlightening the viewer about the presence, wonder, and dignity of nature and life. I want the viewer to value place and person in a space of spirit and heart and bring this illumination into their personal environments."

    $295 Early Bird Registration is now open through June 30th.

    Register at:

    $375 Full Registration will be charged from July 1 through July 31. Online registration closes on August 1st.

    After then, wait list and late registrations, if available, may be arranged by calling or texting Carla Forrest at (505) 410-2444 for an additional $25 late registration fee.

    A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for all refunds requested up to July 25. After that time, no refunds will be given.

    Contact Carla Forrest at (505) 410-2444 or for questions or alternate registration.

    PDF for printing: Carla_Forrest-Advanced-Oil-Workhsop-2021.pdf

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