Adult Art Classes

Biomorphia: Exploring the Mircrocosm with Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, 2016 · 9:00am - 5:00pm

In this mixed-media workshop, we will creatively respond on an instinctive level to a certain kind of beauty found deep within in the intricate, complex, and micro-processes of nature. Cells, fungi, diatoms, amoebae, pollen and other fascinating natural forms will serve as stimuli while we explore, invent and discover biomorphic worlds of our own design. Artists will come away with several artworks and samples using all kinds of engaging and inspirational techniques!

Location: Harwood’s 6th Street Studio North
Materials: A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the time of the workshop (check or cash).
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Hand Built Ceramics with Jen DePaolo

DATE TBA

From sculpture to pottery, learn how coil, pinch and slab techniques are used to make contemporary ceramic art. This informal workshop will help participants of all experience levels grow their creative practice in clay through demos, exercises and one on one assistance with your project. Jen DePaolo taught ceramics at all levels for 6 years at UNM where she earned her MFA degree. She has exhibited her work in galleries across the country including the Archie Bray in Helena Montana. Her critical writing about contemporary ceramics is published in Ceramics: Art and Perception and she loves teaching ceramics to adults. Join us!

Location: Harwood’s 6th Street Studio North
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Painting the Spring Landscape with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, May 21st & 22nd, 2016 · 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join noted artist, Michelle Chrisman, for a weekend of plein air landscape painting surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Los Poblanos Historic Inn and lavender field in Albuquerque’s north valley. All skill levels and painting mediums are welcome.

This workshop will explore outdoor landscape painting utilizing spectral light in the principles of the French Impressionists. The plein air painting method incorporates the use of large simplified shapes, correct color values, strong light / shadow pattern, color temperature shifts, as well as hard and soft edges. In this outdoor workshop, students will paint several small studies and two medium paintings per day.

Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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HARWOOD STORIES

SUZANNE SBARGE
SUZANNE SBARGE

Former Director of Harwood

When I started the building was primarily a studio center for artists with very little public programming. The only staff members were the Building Manager Marshall Kovitz and me, and we were both part-time. I worked to expand the reach of Harwood through lots more exhibitions, classes and events, and the Harwood Summer Arts Camp. I focused on community involvement and marketing, which transformed Harwood from a mostly quiet studio center into a public venue that was always buzzing with activity.

I am grateful to the Harwood for launching my career in arts administration over 20 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year.

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