3 Day Workshops 2019

Events at the Hispanic Arts Building, New Mexico Expo Fairgrounds

All Workshops 9:30am-4:30pm

No Registration Required for
Free Public Demos – Various Times 


Pastel Society of New Mexico Workshop:
Susan Ogilvie

April 9-11 Tuesday-Thursday
Free Demo Wednesday April 10, 9:30-10:30 am   
“The Landscape: Color and Composition”

This studio class will focus on the development of dynamic, sensitive and believable landscape paintings. The focus will be on composition . . . with an emphasis on editing, color freedom and believable natural light.

Color relationships, color quality and creating volume and depth in your paintings will be covered. I will be providing daily demos that clarify my thoughts on effective landscape painting. I will also discuss the surface that I create for myself and conservational framing advice for pastel paintings.

“I welcome questions about any aspect of the creation, subject selection and framing of my work. This is an opportunity to pick my brain. We’ll be painting the soul of the subject, not the details.”

All skill levels are welcome. Instructor demonstrations daily, individual instruction and critiques.

Artist’s Statement

“Painting the landscape provides the opportunity to explore my connection with nature, while creating a personal statement about the beauty I see.” The shapes and patterns are what first attract my attention. Fields, structures, waterways – evidence of our partnership with the land – are frequent subjects, although nothing is off limits when there are powerful and interesting shapes to paint. Whether working en plein air or in the studio, my goal is to capture the soul of the subject, with a fresh and emotionally honest approach to composition and color. “Painting, for me, is all about the process of listening, letting go and enjoying the ride!”

Susan Ogilvie has received numerous national awards, holds signature status with the Pastel Society of America in New York, and maintains a busy studio schedule. She is a respected juror, accomplished painting instructor and popular guest speaker. Susan’s paintings are held nationally in many corporate and private collections and published in The Best of Pastel, The Best of Drawing and Pure Color: The Best of Pastel. Her work has also been featured in Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal and International Artists. Susan juried the “Landscapes and Interiors” category for The Pastel Journal’s 9th “Pastel 100 Competition. Gifted with a spirited and motivational teaching style, Susan conducts several comprehensive pastel workshops each year.

Website: www.susanogilvie.com
Blog: www.susanogilviestudiolife.blogspot.com

Reservations now open: Tuition: $325 PSNM member,
$340 non-member. Register by sending a $100 deposit check made out to PSNM to Laverne Bohlin, P.O. Box 815, Tijeras, NM 87059 



We open any spaces left in January to non members.



New Mexico Watercolor Society Workshop: 
Ming Franz

April 12-14, Friday-Sunday
Free Demo Friday, April 12, 10 am

Ming Franz is widely recognized for her “splash” painting, which combines primary watercolor with Chinese ink and brush. In recent years she has experimented with acrylics on watercolor paper and panels; developing her award-winning skills. Now she is devoting her time, almost exclusively, to creating colorful abstract paintings which are garnering much attention. Among the many awards she has received is the esteemed Grand Prize in the International Artist magazine’s challenge in Abstract / Experimental Art.

A highly-regarded instructor, Ming teaches workshops and conducts demonstrations at the New Mexico Art League, University New Mexico Extension Course as well as in her studio in Edgewood, New Mexico. Along with her teaching, both in groups and privately, her popular book “Splash Ink with Watercolor” continues to inspire many artists. Her teaching has brought her to venues such as the Artist’s Expo, Houston, Texas, Wichita, Kansas, Chicago, Illinois, and Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, California. Denver Art Museum, Colorado, Artist’s Materials Expo, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the World of Color Expo, Herndon, Virginia.

Ming was selected by Albuquerque Art Business Association  (AABA) as a 2018 Local Treasure.  Ming’s art has been featured in numerous publications including Acrylic Artist Magazine, Acrylic Illumination, American Art Collector, International Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, North Light book series, Artist’s Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, Kennedy Publishing Magazine, Albuquerque Journal, Mountain Valley Telegraph newspaper, San Jose Mercury, Asian World Journal in the US and Rainbow Magazine in Taiwan and International Artist Magazine.


Cost of Workshop is $235.00 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 in November 2018 to NMWS members, all others January 1, 2019. Once enrolled, if you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund only if your space in the workshop is re-filled.

Register online at www.nmwatercolorsociety.org
Any questions please call: Ray Prudhomme 505-296-0273
or Debbie Misgen 505-417-7582

Rio Grande Art Association Oil, Acrylic
Sarah Siltala 

April 16-18 Tuesday-Thursday
Free Demo Tuesday, April 16, 10am    
Intro to Glazing in Oil

 In this class students will learn the classical, indirect painting technique inspired by Flemish and Venetian masters.  I teach a modern approach to layering oil paint in which glazing is used to create glowing, harmonious color.  In this class students will learn about color and how to use the transparent quality of different oil paints to achieve realistic effects and a luminous depth that cannot be attained in direct, or alla prima style painting. 

Students will work on color studies to practice technique and use those skills to create a still life of their choice.  All levels encouraged


Sarah was raised in Santa Fe, NM, in a family of professional artists.  She was raised in a very creative environment, both parents had art studios at home and creating was center of family life.  She remembers going to shows, galleries and fairs at a very young age.  Now Sarah has her own studio, and has spent nearly two decades practicing and researching the painting techniques of the past.  She also creates her own oil paints from dry pigment and handmade linseed oil in the tradition of the old masters, which creates a beautiful paint quality due to the unique property of each pigment.  Her award winning paintings have been included in museum shows and featured in national art publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, and Southwest Art Magazine.  Her landscape paintings were included in AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad and still life featured in The Book of the Bird, Birds in Art by Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson.  Sarah currently shows exclusively at Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.



Siltala Supply List – Click HERE for 2 page PDF

Click HERE for Registration Form for Sarah’s Workshop
$275 Member/ $300 Non-Member