Adult Art Classes

Weekend Classes

Painting Spectral Light @ Los Poblanos with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, September 19th & 20th, 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm

During this weekend workshop at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in the North Valley, we will explore the colorist tradition of Claude Monet & Henry Hensche who painted outdoor light as it filters through the atmospheric spectrum ttranslating time of day and year onto the canvas. Michelle Chrisman is an oil painter, but all mediums and level of painter are welcome. Each participant will complete two painting a day. On Saturday, we will paint the landscape, learning how to use spectral light to give our paintings the luminous feeling of morning & afternoon light. On Sunday, we will paint the clothed figure in outdoor light, beginning with the famous “Mudhead” approach of Henry Hensche.

Location: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
Materials: A $15 model fee is payable to the instructor at the time of the workshop (check or cash).  A supply list will be provided upon registration. 
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Karen Mazur
Karen Mazur

Former Harwood Artist

I have been a Harwood Artist since 2001. Four different spaces, four different lifetimes and across media. Sometimes my studio has been a graphic arts workshop, sometimes a painting studio, sometimes a production pottery shop, but being here is always wonderful. From late nights preparing materials for art students to mornings doing pre-natal yoga while I waited for the older child to be done with his work at Escuela del Sol, it is wonderful to reflect on all the art adventures I’ve had over the years at Harwood. The very first night I lived in Albuquerque was spent at a film program at Harwood and from that moment I knew this was an organization I wanted to be involved with. That was 17 years ago and the dream of that first night has blossomed into a reality and a community of which I am proud to be a part!

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