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Member-sponsored special  New Mexico workshops. 

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  • 26 Jan 2024 1:00 PM | Stephanie West (Administrator)


    Two Day Workshop | Friday January 26th & Saturday January 27th, 2024 | 1:00pm-4:30pm BOTH DAYS | $140 + tax at Artisans Santa Fe

    video of workshop

    On day one you will learn 9 secrets in mark making, creating shapes, and adding colors. You will experiment with artist tools and regular household items to make subtle and dramatic marks. Choose to work in all neutral or multi colors.

    On day two you can learn how to add gold, silver, or copper metal leaf or Iridescent acrylic. Take home your original abstract work of art to brighten your interior space with the unexpected.

    example of landscape

    INSTRUCTOR: Stephanie West works in a variety of mediums and styles. You will often find her teaching or painting outdoors with her best friend Wendy Ahlm. Her work represents her drive to capture the essence of place and time, often to tell a story or create a talisman.

    Learn more about this award winning painter at:


  • 06 Dec 2023 10:00 AM | Karen Halbert (Administrator)

    From Cynthia: "Whoopie! So excited to officially announce that I will be teaching a four day painting workshop at the New Mexico Art League, this coming December! This is a screen shot from their website and here is the link Check it out!! Going to be great fun teaching again!"

    Workshop is designed to move artists forward in their painting journey. Students will be encouraged to stretch and express themselves in a new way, completing one fresh, all prima painting in each of the four days. We will be working from still life set ups of luscious, exotic florals, encouraging spontaneity that is energizing and fun! Bold, direct painting, emphasizing form and value shifts and directional light will be the focus. Cynthia will start each day with a demonstration focusing on a different topic or technique (light, composition, brushwork). The rest of the instruction will be individual throughout each day. A positive group review of students’ work will wind up the workshop with a wonderful display of progress made by everyone. Some painting experience is helpful.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited to 12 students.

  • 11 Nov 2023 12:00 PM | Stephanie West (Administrator)

    November 11, 2023 (Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Artisan Santa Fe, 2601 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505

    Paint your own New Mexico-themed watercolor cards to mail, gift, or frame, for the holidays. You can make the four concepts as simple or complex to express your own holiday cheer.

    This is a great class for friends or family to attend together. Please share forward.

    PAPNM Instructors: Wendy Ahlm & Stephanie West


  • 04 Nov 2023 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    A 1-day introduction to the use of Dynamic Symmetry and Harmonic Armatures in Composition for beginning and advanced painters.

    Saturday, Nov 4. 9-4

    At the fabulous Bluebird Studio in Santa Fe

    From the Classical Greek Era to the present, artists have been using armature or grid systems based on musical and mathematical principles to help create harmonious paintings. The armatures form a scaffolding for paintings, providing stability and a road map for the design.

    Participants will learn how to use armatures to design their paintings or to evaluate existing paintings. Examples of artwork will be analyzed -  participants' and Master Artist paintings. 

    Karen has a background teaching introductory math to liberal arts students. She has been a practicing artist in Santa Fe for over 20 years, after leaving the academic world and a career in computers in Manhattan. 

    To register and for more information, please click:

    * "Radical"  is a play on words; it's the term Mathematicians use for 'root'; eg, square root. But in addition, radicals play a part in armatures.

  • 24 Oct 2023 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    2023 Albert Handell's Santa Fe Workshops: (more info and to register)

  • 12 Oct 2023 9:00 AM | Admin PAPNM (Administrator)

    Otero Arts is hosting a Plein Air Workshop led by Santa Fe artist (and PAPNM Signature Member), Anita Louise West, from October 12 – 14 in Alamogordo, White Sands N.P. Tularosa and Bent.  Class is limited to 10 artists.  Ms. West will demonstrate in oil and pastel as well as give instructions on location and at the students’ easels.  Cost is $150 per person. 

    For details and to reserve a place, send an email to with Plein Air Workshop in the subject line.  

    More information about the Otero Arts Organization:

  • 07 Oct 2023 12:00 PM | Stephanie West (Administrator)

    (Saturday) October 7, 2023 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Artisan Santa Fe, 2601 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505

    Instructors: Wendy Ahlm & Stephanie West

    Use ordinary tools to quickly create aspens. You can choose a time of year, make a tight grouping, or intersperse your aspens. Enjoy exploring a season or challenge yourself to paint all four: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.


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