Workshops 2021

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Contact each society as to their plans (if any) for the workshops.

All Workshops 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
No Registration Required for Free Public Demos

New Mexico Watercolor Society Workshop:
Bud Edmondson

Thursday-Saturday, April 8-10, 2021
Free Demo Thursday, April 8, 10 am

Painting Landscapes

“In this class I will try to give the students an understanding of what makes a good landscape painting.  We will look at the basics of all landscapes – foreground, middle distance, background, sky and focal point.  I will include mini-demos on how to do trees, rocks and houses, with discussions on how to use value and color.  We will work on putting all the elements together to make your painting properly organized, pleasing to you and most importantly, it will be show ready.”

Bud Edmondson has been an active part of the New Mexico art scene since moving back to NM in 1994. His entire working career has been art related. He worked as a commercial illustrator for thirty-five years. He owned his own studio and worked with clients such as World Book Encyclopedia, Motorola, and Sunbeam. Even while working as an illustrator, Bud was active in the fine arts, showing his paintings in several Chicago and Wisconsin galleries and teaching night classes at Northeastern University. He decided, years ago, to devote himself to full time painting and which prompted his move to Albuquerque.

He maintains a studio with The Artist Studio, a group of twelve artists who share studio space. He normally teaches 3 or 4 classes a year.  Bud is especially adept at watercolor and pastel. “These two media allow me to combine draftsmanship with spontaneity,” he says. He is a firm believer in painting on location, “I can get the real feel of a place”. Most of his larger works, while conceived on location, are finished in the studio.

Bud has been honored with Signature Membership in the New Mexico Watercolor Society, the Pastel Society of New Mexico and the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Bud has been an award winner for years. He was one of the very first artists to be selected as a “Local Treasure” by the Albuquerque Art Business Assoc.

 For more of Bud’s work, visit:

Cost of workshop is $300.00 per student to be paid in full at registration.  Workshop is limited to 14 students on a “first come, first served” basis with registration opening on January 1, 2021.  Once enrolled, if you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund only if your space in the workshop is re-filled.  If the workshop needs to be cancelled, you will receive a full refund. Register online at 

Bud’s Materials List

Any questions – please contact Sue Hoadley 505 239-1306
or Pat Scanlon 505 220-6996

Pastel Society of New Mexico Workshop:
Lee McVey, PSNM/DP

Monday-Wednesday, April 12-14, 2021
Free Demo Wednesday, April 13, 10 am  

Pastel Landscape Painting with Lee McVey

Join Lee to experience lots of one on one attention and encouragement as you develop your painting skills while working from landscape reference photos. Improve your ability to see and to extract the information from photographs needed for a successful painting. Explore compositional design, color, value and aerial perspective. Learn how to critique your own paintings. 

For beginners with some pastel experience to intermediate students. 

 “Lee teaches without arrogance and is extremely patient. Taking her class is time well spent and lots of fun.” BT

“Lee’s enthusiasm, artistic ability, and teaching methodology bring out the best in students.” RW 

“Lee patiently inspires and encourages all her students to persevere and rise to higher levels of achievement.” WF

Register by emailing Lynn Kearny:

$275 for PSNM members, $300 for non-members

The deposit to hold your place is $100. Your deposit will be deducted from your final workshop fee, which is due when you arrive for the workshop. The enrollment deadline is March 1, 2021. If we don’t have enough enrollments the workshop will be cancelled and your deposit will be returned.

McVey Materials List

Rio Grande Art Association 
Oil Workshop: Natasha Isenhour

Thursday-Saturday, April 15-17, 2021
Free Demo Saturday, April 17, 11am