Adult Art Classes

Weekend Classes

Short Pose Figure Painting in Oils with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, February 28 & March 1, 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Powerful figure painting is about designing how the figure breaks up the background shapes in simplified light / shadow patterns in correct values and warm & cool temperatures.
We will work from the live, clothed model both days, with dramatic lighting to clearly see the light & shadow patterns on the model.  We will transition from black, white & grey studies into limited color, and finally into full color, retaining simplified values.  Poses will range from 5 to 45 minutes. Sunday, March 1st. we will paint a Costumed Flamenco Dancer, accompanied by a live Flamenco Guitar player!  We will premix our paint and be able to move quickly, designing contemporary, fresh & exciting paintings with bold texture and expression.  This class will help any artist who wants to understand Impressionism: How light works.  It will also help you become more bold and confident in your use of oils.
All levels of artists are welcome.
Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio South
Materials: A $30 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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Introduction to Collagraph with Janet Shagam

Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & March 8, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm & 9:00am - 5:00pm
Learn the process to create collagraphs in this introductory workshop. A collagraph print is created using collage printmaking techniques. Using an assortment of recycled and re-purposed materials, each participant will create a set of prints and then exchange with others.

Not only will you learn collagraphy, but you will have a collection of prints to take with you at the end of the workshop!

Open to all skill levels. No previous experience required!
Location: Janet Shagam's Studio
Materials: A $30materials 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

Class Size is Limited to 6 Participants Register Now >

Welded Sculpture: An Introduction with Martin Mayer*

Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm - This class is full. Please call (505-242-6367) or email Lea Donatelli to add your name to the waiting list.
with the MIG (wire feed) welder and the oxy-acetylene cutting torch. In working between the cutting torch and the welder, participants get the opportunity to make a gem of a take-home sculpture that is all YOU! Participants will learn safe shop and fabrication practices. This workshop is open to all skill levels. No previous art or shop experience is necessary. Returning students welcome! Register early as class size is limited!
Location: Martin Mayer Studio
Materials: A materials fee of $75 is payable to the instructor at time of the workshop (check or cash).
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

*This class is full. Please call (505-242-6367) or email Lea Donatelli to add your name to the waiting list.

Class Size is Limited to 4 Participants Register Now >

Welded Sculpture: The Next Step with Martin Mayer

Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Intended for students who have taken a welding workshop 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! Further instruction about safe shop and fabrication practices will be covered. Some experience is required. This workshop is intended for students who have experience. To gain experience, please sign up for "An Introduction" (4/18/15 & 4/19/15).
Location: Martin Mayer Studio
Materials: A materials fee of $75 is payable to the instructor at time of the workshop (check or cash).
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

Class Size is Limited to 4 Participants Register Now > 

HARWOOD STORIES

Karen Mazur
Karen Mazur

Former Harwood Artist


I occupied 3 different Harwood spaces from 2001-2005. 3 different spaces, 3 different lifetimes and across media. Sometimes my studio was a graphic arts workshop, sometimes a painting studio, sometimes a production pottery shop, but being there was 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 progam at Harwood  and from that moment I knew this was an organization I wanted to be involved with. Twelve years later, I have two children at Escuela del Sol and, while I now have a studio space at home, I live a mere block and a half away…

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