Workshops 2022 (3 DAYS)

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

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

Sunday-Tuesday, March 27-29, 2022
Free Demo Sunday, March 27, 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

Registration $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, 2022. If we don’t have enough enrollments the workshop will be cancelled and your deposit will be returned.

Contact Lynn Kearny,

Lee’s Materials List

Rio Grande Art Association 
Oil Workshop: Natasha Isenhour

Friday-Sunday, April 1-3, 2022
Free Demo Saturday, April 2, 10 am

Strong, moody, sensitive and light-filled are adjectives often used to describe the work of Natasha Isenhour. She is known for her striking still life paintings, architectural and atmospheric, representational landscapes. Her style explores local color while incorporating a slight contemporary edge, allowing her mark-making to control the impressions of mass and delicacy. Natasha has accumulated numerous awards and extensive recognition during her career while holding key positions in Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and the Pastel Society of New Mexico to name a few. She has gallery representation in Santa Fe, Denver, and Newport Beach, CA. What an amazing opportunity to study for a few days with this amazing artist!


New Mexico Watercolor Society Workshop:
David Drummond

Friday-Sunday, April 8-10, 2022
Free Demo Friday, April 8, 9:30 am
, 1 hour

The New Mexico Watercolor Society is delighted to host David Drummond as its Watercolor Workshop Guest Artist. David says of the workshop “I plan to teach my techniques for painting sky, rocks and walls, and water. Because these tools and techniques may be new to many of the students, I don’t expect finished paintings. But hopefully students will come away with new tools, techniques, and ideas to incorporate into their own paintings. The class will have two and one-half days of rigorous work on these techniques, and I will provide demos on each step of the process and work with each student as needed. The last half day students will choose the demo that they would like me to do.” 

Registration for the workshop will open on the NMWS website in early January and is limited to 14 participants. 


Widely recognized for his realistic watercolors of Lake Powell and western landscapes, watercolorist David Drummond concentrates on attention to detail and mood. His expressive realist figurative work and still life paintings give testimony to talent, as do dozens of honors and critical acclaim in the national fine arts media.

Drummond, a career physicist with the U.S. Air Force, resigned in 1986 to paint full time. He returned again and again to Lake Powell and created a unique process to capture the subtle variations of light and shadow on water, which he teaches today. Over the years he has accumulated numerous honors and awards and was commissioned to paint the 2007 White House Christmas card.

He won “Best of Show” in 2014 at the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society Annual Exhibition in Washington DC. With “The Rose”, his miniatures were exhibited in Russia in 2012 as part of the World Miniature Exhibition. Drummond’s work is represented in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, including the White House Collection, National Park Foundation, and the St. George, Utah Art Museum.

His painting “Canyon Ripples” is the Mini Grand Prize in the Paint the Parks show, and sixteen of his Lake Powell paintings were included in the National Arts for the Parks top 100 show. Drummond’s Arts For the Parks pieces have been made into posters, calendars and postcards, and featured in a special “Arts from the Parks” book.

He earned his American Watercolor Society (AWS) membership in 1986 and Watercolor West membership in 1987.

He resides with his wife Priscilla in Albuquerque, NM and Page, AZ.

Any questions – please contact Caryl Trotter,