3 Day Workshops

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 

New Mexico Watercolor Society Workshop: 
Ming Franz

April 12-14, 2019 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, 2019 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.



Siltala Supply List – Click HERE for 2 page PDF

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