3 Day Workshops 2023

Events at the Hispanic Arts Building
New Mexico Expo Fairgrounds, Albuquerque

All Workshops 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
No Registration Required for Free Public Demos
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Pastel Society of New Mexico Workshop:
Simplifying for Strength with Kim Lordier

Tuesday-Thursday, March 28-30, 2023
Free 1 Hour Demo Wednesday, March 29, 2 pm

Do you want to draw people to YOUR painting from across the room? Do you find your self caught up in painting the details? No matter you style of mark making, simplifying design and value structure will strengthen your painting. 

Let’s dive into the power of values and composition in this three day studio workshop. We will also explore color, temperature shifts, edges, and learn how to self critique our work. 

We will work hard and have fun doing it! 

Kim received a BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 1989.

Her work has been showcased on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, Art of the West, Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist and The Artist Magazine. Acknowledged by jurors and her peers, Kim has received recognition for her landscapes at major plein air events, international magazine competitions, national pastel society shows and museum exhibitions. 

Kim is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Master Circle by IAPS. A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country.



$450 for PSNM members, $475 for non-members. $150 deposit. Please contact Workshop Coordinator Lynn Kearny, [email protected] 


New Mexico Watercolor Society Workshop:
Ric Dentinger

Friday-Sunday, March 31-April 2, 2023
Free 1 Hour Demo Friday, March 31, 9:30 am

Please check back for more info to come.

I paint in a representational style, choosing images from my Santa Fe home and travels. Whether working in watercolor or oils, I strive for a confident and strong work of art. I often choose mundane subjects, such as dilapidated buildings, rusted trucks, architectural ornaments and present them with a unique perspective. In an effort to create work that is fresh, beautiful and full of light, I intensify colors and value contrast. I favor evocative objects, such as intriguing portraits, moody landscapes and animals with strong personalities.

Ric has been painting and illustrating professionally for over 30 years while successfully balancing a career as an art director and managing his own graphic design shop.

Born in La Rochelle, France, Dentinger was raised in a military family that lived in several locations in Europe and the US, finally settling in San Antonio, TX, where he attended the Warren Hunter School of Fine Arts. From a very young age, Dentinger was obsessed with drawing and painting. He has great admiration for the art of Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, Edgar Degas and Anders Zorn.

Dentinger has received numerous awards for his bold and drastic watercolor paintings throughout the US, including Best of Show in Texas and Louisiana, and other awards in Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.

He has had articles about his work in Watercolor Artist Magazine, including the cover art, and has been accepted 4 times in the Splash series of books highlighting the best contemporary watercolor artists. His work can also be found in the book Painting in Watercolor: The Indispensable Guide (Webb, 2016)

He has taught many workshops throughout the US and offers online group classes. From 2009 to 2020, he was on the faculty of the SW School of Art (an accredited art school offering a BFA) in San Antonio.

In 2018, Dentinger was selected as Centennial Painter with the Art of Texas Parks Project, celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the Texas State Park System. His work will be included in a book and a show at the Texas State Capitol in 2022.

Tuition $300 – Payable (by credit card only), at the time of registration. The registration link is: Dentinger Workshop Registration. Registration deadline is March 27, 2023.

NM Watercolor Society

Artists interested in the workshop who have questions should contact Ray Prudhomme, Workshop Coordinator, 505-296-0273, [email protected]. Co-coordinator is Becky Lucas. Non-NMWS artists interested in taking the workshop should phone Barbara McGuire 505-235-1375 for assistance with NMWS website registration. 

Ric’s Materials List


Fire Chief
Hat Walk
Around the Corner

Rio Grande Art Association Oil Workshop: 
Peggy Immel – Start to Finish: Creating Successful Landscapes

Friday-Sunday, April 14-16, 2023
Free 1 Hour Demo Saturday, April 15, 10 am

The goal of this three-day studio workshop is to help you develop a process for producing landscape paintings that capture your own vision. We will use field studies, sketches and photographs as our resources for creating successful and memorable landscape paintings. Each day will start with a presentation and a painting demonstration explaining the main points of the day’s lesson. Subject choice, composition and values will be our focus the first day; the second day we will concentrate on color, light and atmospheric perspective; and the final day we will spotlight edgework, paint quality and self-critique. 

Each participant will receive ample and supportive individual coaching and critique and the class is open to artists of all ability levels. Handouts will include a course schedule and written material about the topics covered. Reference photographs to paint from will be provided but students are encouraged to bring their own as well. Daily demonstrations will be in oil but other media are welcome. 

Peggy Immel’s landscapes are inspired by her love of the outdoors and the unique beauty of the land near her home in Taos. They convey an explicit point of view with visual tension and contrast to the viewer, creating an emotional connection to a sense of place. Her paintings have been included in national exhibitions and have received numerous awards. Her work has been showcased in Santa Fean Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine and Art of the West. She is represented by Wilder Nightingale Fine Art in Taos and Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe and Durango. Peggy studied at Arizona State University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, Massachusetts, and The Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut. She is a Master Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, a Signature Member of Plein Air Artists Colorado and a Signature Member of American Women Artists.



$295 for RGAA members; $345 for non-members

RGAA cancellation Policy;  Full refund if notice received 31 days prior to workshop and space is filled.  $50 retained if space can’t be filled.  No refund less than 30 days before Workshop.  Extenuating circumstances taken into consideration. Class size:  Maximum of 12

Please contact:  Bonnie Buckley, Workshop Manager
[email protected] 505- 480-7020


Nightfall, 12 x 16 Oil
Lunchtime, 16 x 20 Oil
Shadow Play, 36 x 48 Oil

2023 – Our 25th Year of Juried Exhibition and Sale Showcasing New Mexico’s Master Fine Artists.