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2017 MasterWorks Workshops

All workshops are at the MasterWorks of New Mexico venue which is located in the Hispanic Arts Building, Expo NM. Some classes will spend time plein air painting in locations in the Albuquerque area.

Registration for the sponsored workshops will open October 1, 2016 to members of the sponsoring society and will be open to the general public on January 1, 2017. The Miniatures Workshops will open to the general public on October 1, 2016.

New Mexico Watercolor Society Sponsoring:

Masterworks Watermedia Workshop

Presenter: Jae Drummond

Wednesday April 12 - Friday April 14

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuition: $230

Register online at

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Any questions please call:

Ray Prudhomme 505-296-0273 or Debbie Misgen 505-417-7582

Watercolor by Jae Drummond

A native New Mexican, J.K. Drummond has been influenced by many excellent local artists, the foremost being her father and teacher, David Drummond. Jae's art training started early. Dr. Drummond attached a roll of butcher paper to a board, creating a portable drawing table with an infinite supply of paper. According to Jae, by the time you have filled several rolls of paper, you draw pretty well. Art education continued throughout Jae's formative years. She attended elementary school at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, where she received a classic art education. Both her formal schooling and her love of illustration focused on the human figure. Jae began sneaking into college life drawing classes at the age of twelve, and filching her mother's medical books for the anatomical drawings.

Today, J.K. Drummond believes in the worth of realism, the beauty of the figure, and the utility of watercolor to express both.

Jae has received awards at the New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, including the prestigious First Lady’s Choice Award, and an Award of Excellence at a Masterworks of New Mexico show. Her paintings can be found at fine New Mexico galleries and art shows.

Rio Grande Art Association Sponsoring:

Masterworks Oil Workshop



Presenter: Joe Anna Arnett

Wednesday April 20 - Friday April 22

9:30 am - 4:30 pm



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Joe Anna Arnett graduated from the University of Texas, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She moved to New York and became a Senior Art Director for Young & Rubicam Advertising working on such accounts as Merrill Lynch and People Magazine. In New York, she continued her studies in fine arts at the Art Student's League for an additional four years.

In 1997, she became a Master Artist of the Artists of America Show at the Denver Historical Society Museum. She exhibited for 14 years at the Prix de West Invitational show at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. She was honored as a featured artist at the Gilcrease Museum's 2006 Rendezvous exhibition and the 2012 Reunion at the museum. She has also exhibited at the Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts, The Tucson Museum of Fine Arts, and The National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and Art Asia in Hong Kong.

Arnett has written articles for The Artist's Magazine, American Arts Quarterly, ART Ideas and Australian Artists Magazine and has been featured in The International Herald Tribune, Southwest Art, Western Art Digest and the North Light books, Painting with Passion, The Best of Flower Painting, The Best of Flower Painting II, The Complete Oil Painter and Sketchbook Confidential II from North Light Publishing. She is included in North Light's new book, Fine Art Tips and Tricks.

Arnett authored the North Light Book Painting Sumptuous Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers in Oil, which was first published in 1998 and went into a second edition as well as a Chinese language edition in 1999, and reprinted by Echo Publications in 2015.

Joe Anna Arnett was a master artist, a producers and a writer for the PBS Series, Passport & Palette. She is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and a Master Signature Member of Plein Air Colorado.

In 2011, she and husband artist James Asher, formed Artful Partners, LLC, a film company, producing art instruction videos. They have produced three high definition videos with more in production.

A devoted traveler, Joe Anna has taught painting workshops around the world for over twenty years. Selected Collections: The permanent collection of The Gilcrease Musuem, Tulsa OK Wells Fargo Bank Senator John Warner Suzanne Somers Brian Dennehy

For additional information please visit Arnett's website at

Pastel Society of New Mexico Sponsoring:

"Keeping it Fresh and Vibrant: Loosening Up your Pastels with an Impressionist Approach"

Presenter: Christine Debrosky

Wednesday April 5 - Friday April 7

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuition: $325 PSNM members $340 non-members

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"Gold Coins" by Christine Debrosky
Pastel is a vibrant, jewel toned medium. In this workshop, with a focus on the landscape, you will learn how to keep your work fresh and vibrant!

Do you want to keep the spontanaeity and joy of working outside in your studio work? Of course you do! Many times the initial inspiration becomes overworked once back inside.

Whether working en plein air or from photos you can learn to incorporate vibrancy and a sense of place in your paintings. In this workshop students will learn how to convey the excitement of location work. Topics to be covered will be: How to utilize strokes for best impact and effect. How to best use source material; photos, lap-top or i-pad images, field studies and sketches. How to analyze and render the light and shadows. Good design and the importance of the thumbnail.

Class will be conducted with demonstration, individual-at-easel guidance, and will conclude with a group critique, or as Christine calls it a "gentle insightful, encouraging group discussion."

Christine Debrosky has signature status in American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America, and has Master Circle status in International Association of Pastel Societies. Her work has been featured in Pastel Journal, Southwest Art magazine, and Plein Air magazine. Christine has taught for over 25 years in locations across America as well as in Italy and in France.

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2017 MasterWorks Miniature Workshops

$50 per workshop or $125 for all three. A $25 deposit is required with your registration.

A materials fee of an additional $5 may apply the day of the workshop.

All workshops will be held at MasterWorks 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

To register contact: Barbara Lohbeck at (505)260-9977, (505)259-1932 or

Miniature Workshop

"Techniques for Painting and

Framing Miniatures"

Presenter: John Meister

Mediums: Oil and acrylic with reference to other mediums.

Monday April 10

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $ 50

To register contact: Barbara Lohbeck

505-260-9977, 505-259-1932 or

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Description: This workshop will cover the process of painting a miniature from start to framed finish. We will discuss the standards for "competition" miniatures and the difference between a "miniature painting" and a "small painting". We will also discuss subject matter for this small format and I will present a variety of materials, mediums, and painting techniques that are tailored to the miniature painter.

Using live demonstration and step-by-step examples, I will explain how I begin a miniature painting and you will begin a painting of your own. Photo reference will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own images or ideas. I will also show how you, with just a few small tools, can build your own custom frames that will highlight your miniature paintings and take them to the next level.

A materials list will be provided to registered attendees.

Artist Bio: I grew up in Austin, Texas and began my college years majoring in biology and geology until a decline in the oil market encouraged me to move away from geology and toward my other passion, art. I received a BA in Art from the University of Texas (Austin) in 1985, with a concentration in Commercial Design and Illustration.

In 1990, I moved to New Mexico and after 23 years in graphic design and illustration, I gradually made the transition to full-time fine art painting. While having extensive experience in water-based media through my commercial work, I prefer to paint in oils, drawing from nature, history and travel experiences. I paint primarily in my studio and occasionally en plein air. I love to paint large formats but also have developed an affinity to painting miniatures. I like to think of the miniatures as "art concentrate"; fun to paint, fun to admire, fun to collect.

Miniature Workshop

'Highlights in Miniature'

Presenter: Paul Murray

Mediums: pastel, oil, acrylic

Monday April 17

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $ 50

To register contact: Barbara Lohbeck

505-260-9977, 505-259-1932 or

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Paul Murray with wife Gail
Description: In this one day workshop, we will focus on highlights, shadows and how to make them exciting. It's so easy to add life and luminosity to your work with just a little attention to values in shadows and highlights. The boundary where shadows and highlights meet is also critical no matter what kind of painting you do. Too often we "fake it" in these areas of a painting and it seriously diminishes what could be a really beautiful painting. The workshop will consist of a demo by Paul in the morning and instruction based on the demo in the afternoon. This workshop is open to pastel, oil and acrylic. Paul will demo in pastel. He will also take some time to discuss his "pastel surface" and how to make it yourself.

Artist Bio: Paul has been working full time as an artist since he was 19. First as a Graphic Designer and then as a Fine Artist. He has won major international awards both as a Graphic Designer and as a Fine Artist, most notably "Best of Show" at the International Association of Pastel Societies and "Best of Show" in the Pastel Journal Top 100. As for miniatures, he has won four "Best of Shows" in Pastel and Acrylic in Masterwork exhibits. He is in collections worldwide.

"Think Small" Miniature Watercolor Workshop

Presenter: Charles (Bud) Edmondson

Medium: Watercolor

Tuesday, April 18

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $ 50

To register contact: Barbara Lohbeck

505-260-9977, 505-259-1932 or

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Click Here to Download Materials List

Bud Edmondson
Description: Miniature painting is a fascinating art form but many people avoid trying it because of perceived complexities such as special papers, tiny brushes, magnifying glasses, etc. Bud's workshop will dispense with these obstacles and guide you along more productive procedures. Think Small, it will improve your miniature paintings in big ways. Photos of subject matter will be provided. Questions: Call Bud at (505)379-4963 or email at

Materials List: 140# Cold Press paper (loose or in block); Bring your usual brushes (smaller sizes); watercolor paints; palette; water container; masking tape; kneaded eraser; HB pencil.

Artist Bio: Bud has been an active part of the New Mexico art scene since moving here in 1994. His entire working career has been art related, working as a commercial illustrator for thirty five years; owning his own studio with clients such as World Book Encyclopedia, Motorola, and Sunbeam; showing his paintings in several Chicago and Wisconsin galleries; and teaching night classes at Northeastern University. Now painting full time, he maintains a studio with The Artist Studio in Albuquerque and teaches 3 or 4 classes and several workshops per year. He prefers to work in watercolor and pastel. Bud has been honored with Signature membership in both NMWS and PSNM, and has won top awards at the NM State Fair and the PSNM National Show. His work has been featured in the American Artist magazine, The Pastel Journal and Focus Santa Fe. His work can be seen on his website

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