I began my mentorship program in 2006, after many years of teaching classes and workshops. I continue to teach both internationally as well as throughout the USA.
For a period of fifteen years, 1960-1975, Albert Handell's pastels were included in every book published on pastels in the U.S.A. His pastels enjoy international reputation. In 1987, The Pastel Society of America elected him into the Pastel Hall of Fame, making him one of three living artists so honored. In 2000, the Pastel Society of the West Coast honored him by electing to give him their first, ever, Life Time Achievement Award for Pastel.