Enchanted Colors of New Mexico

In association with the Pastel Society Of New Mexico’s Enchanted Colors exhibition show and sale April 22 - June 18, 2023: Enchanted Colors of New Mexico

Painting with Control & Spontaneity
with Mike Mahon

Beginners through Advanced Pastel Artists Welc

Wednesday May 31, 2023 -  Friday June 2, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $450 (includes a $25 nonrefundable set up fee)

Purchase here

At the Millicent Rogers Museum

1504 Millicent Rogers Road

In association with the Pastel Society Of New Mexico 2023 National Exhibition

Find out important details about this workshop on the artist’s website
Link: https://www.mmahon.com/event/enchanted-colors-of-new-mexico-workshop-2023-millicent-rogers-museum/?instance_id=102

Contact:  Karen Chertok, Director of Education

575.758.2462 X215 or karen@millicentrogers.org

Mike has been a professional artist for over 50 years and has been teaching painting workshops for the last 20 years.  He has won many awards for his work including many best-of-shows and has taught and exhibited in various museums in Texas and California. His work is recognized for its strong sense of design and dynamic and painterly use of color and value. He is the inventor of the unique pastel handling system, Mike Mahon’s Pastel Porter™.

Samples of his work and testimonials can be viewed on his website at https://www.mmahon.com.
Painting demonstrations in pastel and oil can be viewed on his Youtube channel at the following link:


Read more about Mike Mahon here
Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WcSSJg3vrN-fw22aggoSfCLh75Nbmpd1/view?usp=share_link

Preliminary Videos

Prior to the workshops, each participant will receive links to introductory videos to Mike’s teaching principles which will be expanded on during the workshop.

Teaching Approach

Mike has had great success using Paint-Alongs to teach his pastel process. The more controlled step-by-step procedure of a paint-along is very encouraging to those who want to master the seemingly contradictory qualities of control and spontaneity. You will learn how to think in Aesthetic Categories which form the foundation of all forms of art.

Visit the Artists Website here for the Workshop Schedule and other important details