As a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Mike is the perfect instructor to advance your painting skills while visiting the Land of Enchantment. Painting Northern New Mexico has always been Mike’s passion, and there is no better time than September. Enjoy the unmatched scenic beauty, many art galleries/museums and unique architecture of this renown art colony.
You will discover how important and essential painting in plein air is to improving all your artistic skills, especially your studio work.
A Systematic Painting Process
You will be introduced to Mike’s DiVine Setup©, which is a 7-step systematic approach to painting based on classical principles of art which are logical, learnable, memorable. This systematic process will free you to be more spontaneous while still in control of your painting. You will learn the necessary steps and the order in which they must be taken to accomplish a good plein air painting and how to see in “aesthetic categories”. The paintings and photos you do on location will serve as great source material for studio paintings when you return home. Mike utilizes demonstration paintings, PowerPoint presentations, and personal instruction to help you every step of the way to a more production painting experience. Each student will receive a comprehensive workbook that covers virtually everything that will be presented at the workshop. We will paint at a different scenic spot each day. All locations will be easily accessible and only a few steps from your vehicle with near by facilities. Mike will be working your artistic muscles not your leg muscles.
Once you register for the workshop, you will receive email with additional information and a supply list.
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We are especially delighted to headquarter this workshop at the El Monte Sagrado, which is Northern New Mexico’s premier Hotel Resort. Because of the convenience, camaraderie, and luxury accommodations at reasonable prices, I highly recommend you stay there with us. However, you are not required to stay at El Monte for the workshop.
El Monte, only 3 blocks from the Taos Plaza, is consistently ranked as one of the top resorts in the world. El Monte is especially welcoming to the art world and has made a block of rooms available for our workshop at more than half off regular prices. You can reserve your room
for $139.00/$149.00 plus tax, per night (single/double occupancy). you may book your own reservations by contacting the hotel directly at 575-758-3502 or toll-free at 855-846-8267. Please ask for the Reservations Department and tell them you are with the “Let’s Paint Taos” Mike Mahon workshop. You may also go online to http://www.ElMonteSagrado.com and provide the Block Code B02916 for reservations.
You may book your room at this special rate for up to a week prior or after the workshop. You must book your room by Monday, September 12, 2016, to receive these special rates.
Please plan on attending the special reception/orientation the evening of October 11 at El Monte Segrado.
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