Adult Art Classes

Weekend Classes

500 Shades of Grey / Color Explosion
with Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, March 8 & 9, 9am – 4pm

Day 1 "500 Shades of Grey": Discover your creative Dark Side... and the power of unusual India Ink techniques! This material will surprise you with it's dramatic potential and incredible range of possibility for drawing, painting, abstraction and representation. We will experiment with washes, textured surfaces, collage, layering, and beautiful papers.
Day 2 "Color Explosion": Lets add COLOR! To make your Ink pieces POP brilliantly, we will add harmonizing and dynamic colorful materials. Using pastel, colored pencils, watercolor and acrylics, we will bring the darkness to life! Students will come away with several finished pieces and a slew of fun and inspirational techniques.
Location:  Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Materials:  $35 (payable to instructor) + Optional Supplies List
Class 
Fee:  $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Bookmaking for Artists
with Allyson Packer

Saturday, March 29, 10:00am - 4:00pm
This workshop is an introduction to basic  bookmaking techniques for artists. Participants will have the opportunity to learn simple bookbinding techniques and try their hand at creating altered books.  We'll make artwork to take home and leave with the skills to begin making artist books!
Location:  Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Materials:  $25 (payable to instructor)
Class 
Fee:  $80 / Harwood Members $70

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Welded Sculpture: An Introduction
with Martin Mayer


Saturday & Sunday, March 29 & 30, 9am – 4pm

This class is a great introduction to working with the MIG (wire feed) welder and the oxy-acetylene cutting torch.  By working back and forth between the cutting torch and the welder, you get to make a great little gem of a take-home sculpture that’s all YOU! Students will learn safe shop and fabrication practices. No previous art or shop experience is necessary, returning students welcome! Register early, class size is limited! All levels welcome.
Location:  Martin Mayer Studio 

Materials:  $75 (payable to instructor) + Safety Supplies List
Class 
Fee:  $150 / Harwood Members $135

THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE EMAIL VICTORIA > TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.

Welded Sculpture: The Next Step

with Martin Mayer


Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 9am – 4pm

Intended for students who have taken a welding class before, this workshop is an excellent way to build your foundation in working with the MIG (wire feed) welder and the oxy-acetylene cutting torch.  Each student will expand their understanding of the medium and create a take-home sculpture! Students will further their knowledge of safe shop and fabrication practices. Register early, class size is limited! Some experience required.  This class is intended for students who have taken a welding class before. To gain that experience, please sign up for “An Introduction” (9/28&29 or 10/19&20). 

Location:  Martin Mayer Studio 

Materials:  $75 (payable to instructor) + Safety Supplies List
Class 
Fee:  $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Plein Air Painting at Los Poblanos
with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18, 9:00a - 5:00p
Outdoor landscape painting requires being well-grounded in the principals of plein air painting based on the principals of the French Impressionists: How Light Works in the Outside World.  This includes designing large, simplified shapes, correct color values, strong light/shadow pattern, color temperature shifts, hard & soft edges. We will do several small studies and 2 medium size paintings per day. Learn how to approach painting in a direct & decisive manner, keeping your paintings fresh & alive!  By understanding how light works in the outside world, you will better understand how to apply this to all of your painting, whether in the studio from photos or the still-life or live model. This class will help you kick-off your Spring, Summer & Fall Plein Air Painting, getting solid in the principals that will give you a successful season of outdoor landscape painting!
Location: Los Poblanos
Materials: Supply list provided upon registration
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE EMAIL VICTORIA > TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.

Introduction to Papermaking at Home & Studio
with Lindsey Fromm

Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8, 10:00a – 4:00p
This is an introductory papermaking class where students will engage in a DIY approach to the medium. There are many ways to make great paper at home for purposes like printmaking, collage, drawing and painting. You will be introduced to the methods and materials necessary to start your own papermaking practice, and will make your own paper to take away.
Location:  Harwood Art Center
Materials:  $50 (payable to instructor)  

Class Fee:  $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Introduction to Papermaking at Home & Studio
with Lindsey Fromm

Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15, 10:00a – 4:00p
This course will introduce K-12 teachers to techniques and tools needed to teach students papermaking. We will engage in the papermaking process while discussing how to set up a classroom paper workshop and how to cheaply gather supplies for the activity. You will also receive resources for learning how to use papermaking as a multi-cultural, environmental and science education activity. Come to this workshop ready to exchange teaching ideas, get messy, and have fun!  

Location:  Harwood Art Center
Materials:  $50 (payable to instructor)  

Class Fee:  $150 / Harwood Members $135

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516ARTS: Digital Latin America
Tintype Photography Workshop with William Wilson

Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17
Join New Mexico Diné artist William Wilson in a two-day workshop, during which he will introduce participants to the history and process of tintype photography. A tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Workshop participants will print onto anodized aluminum to create their own tintype photographs to take home. Wilson’s Talking Tintypes, on view in the Digital Latin America exhibition at 516 ARTS, merge the analog process of wet plate photography with post-production modern technologies to bring these still images to life. Like a QR code, the viewer can “scan” the image with a smart device and watch it come to life to tell the stories Wilson so passionately wishes to preserve and convey from indigenous people. Learn more about Digital Latin America > 
Location:  Harwood's 6th Street Studio South
Class 
Fee:  $200 (Please note: This workshop is not eligible for the member discount.)

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HARWOOD STORIES

Barbara Grothus

Former Harwood Artist


I remember when the Harwood was a big empty building and Friedje had recruited a few people from the community to brainstorm about what it might become. The art community was large; studio and gallery spaces were limited. A match was made, and as the space filled up, the vision evolved. Albuquerque United Artists had an office, and held exhibitions during the 1990s. In 2000, I collected burned relics from the Cerro Grande fire.The Harwood had a space available, and though I have always had my own studio (OK, those burned things were sooty), I rented a studio there while I worked on some ideas. Eventually, I had two shows about the fire The Harwood also awarded me an exhibition in 2005. That was a true honor. The place has been part of my life for the entire time it has existed as a “home for art and artists.

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