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Adult Art Classes

Fall 2017 Classes

Painting the Autumn Landscape ‘En Plein air with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17 // 9:00Am - 5:00pm
Los Poblanos Lavender Field // North Valley Location

Simplification and good design are the secrets to your success as a plein air painter... Based on the French Impressionists’ principles of “how light works outdoors,” get grounded and ready to do your best work ever! All painting mediums and levels of painter are welcome.

Class Fee: $150 / $135 with Harwood membership
Materials: Supply list provided upon registration


The Art of Seeing with Leo Neufeld

Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10 // 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learning to see is the first step to successfully creating a painting or drawing. In The Art of Seeing, Leo Neufeld will teach participants how to accurately render what they see. Participants will work with graphite and charcoal as they practice drawing from life. The class will explore topics and techniques including value, light and shadow, texture, and composition. This is a wonderful class for beginners who want to gain confidence in their drawing skills. This class will teach you how to transcend the paper and pencil to enjoy the meditative practice of creating art.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $70 /  $60 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: Supply list provided upon registration

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The Art of Seeing with Leo Neufeld: Classical Portraiture 

Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8 // 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join renowned portrait painter Leo Neufeld in a weekend workshop to improve your portraiture techniques. In this painting class for intermediate to advanced painters, Leo will provide technical instruction as well as group critique to help improve the participants rendering skills. The class will focus on the connection of psyche to paint and canvas. “Art is a means of union among people joining them together in the same feelings and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals and of humanity.”- Tolstoy

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $80 /  $70 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: $10 Live Model Fee (cash or check) + Supply list provided upon registration

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Introduction to Mosaic Art with Jill Gatwood

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5 // 10a-3p, 12p-2p

In this hands-on class, you'll learn about design, cutting tiles, adhesives and grout. With your new skills and experience, you'll have the confidence to move onto all kinds of mosaic projects on your own. No artistic ability or experience is required. All tiles, tools and other supplies will be provided in class.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $90 /  $75 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: $35 (cash or check)

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BIOMORPHIA III: Micro/Macro 2D/3D with Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19, 9a-4p

Back for more Biomorphing! In this mixed-media workshop with all-new projects, 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!
(Open to all experience levels; you do not need to have taken BIOMORPHIA Part I or II)

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $150 /  $135 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: $35 (cash or check)

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Kris Mills

Former Studio Artist

I was in Harwood’s very first show called Road To Chaos, organized by Jeff Kruger. My dog, Micro, was also in that show eating 30 hot dogs in a performance piece by Bryan Konefsky. I had two studios at two different times. The most recemt, I used the studio to do serigraphy with my collaborative friend Tom Loeb. LThe first time, I used the studio to make sculpture. Harwood has given me many opportunities to show my own art and curate shows about the work my community, Albuquerque makes.  My dog Pablo and I are in and out of Harwood’s doors a lot because I now live in the neighborhood.

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