Adult Art Classes


Painting the Autumn Landscape 'en Plein Air with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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.

Supply list sent upon registration.

Location: Los Poblanos Inn & Organic Farm // North Valley Locales
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Ancestral Voices: Postcards from Beyond with Juliana Coles

Saturday, October 1, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Begin this journey to the great beyond by creating at least 15 mixed media Mail Art cards.

Participants will be guided to uncover ancient wisdom that will be passed down from ancestors known and unknown by combining collage, painting, photographs, etc. with journal writing in the form of self-addressed letters to/from those no longer living. The end project is a tangible book of self-discovery that explores past, present, future by integrating art making exercises with unsent letters, a powerful journal writing tool.

Location: Harwood Art Center's 6th Street Studio North (1029 6th St. NW)
Class Fee: $90 / Harwood Members $75

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Biomorphia: Exploring the Microcosm with Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Back by popular demand! In this mixed-media workshop, participants will creatively respond to a beauty found deep within the intricate, complex, and micro-processes of nature.

Cells, fungi, diatoms, amoebae, pollen and other fascinating natural forms will serve as stimuli while participants explore, invent and discover biomorphic worlds of their 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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Drawing the Portrait
with Archer Dougherty

Saturdays & Sundays, November 12, 13, 19, and 20, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn how to draw the portrait from international artist Archer Dougherty! Students will be taken through the practical application of emphasizing the anatomical structure and planes of the head, rendering value, the basics and principles of designing edges, composition, and using these tools to create a likeness.

Individual techniques, materials, and approaches are encouraged - this is meant to be an organic course with instruction at the easel.

Location: Harwood Art Center's 6th Street Studio North (1029 6th St. NW)
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135
Materials: Supply list provided upon registration

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Kris Mills

Current 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 am back in a studio at Harwood for the second time after 4 years. This time I’m using the studio to do serigraphy with my collaborative friend Tom Loeb. Last 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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