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 25 & 26, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm* 
**OR**
Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm*
This two-day workshop is a great introduction to working 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!

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

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

Each Class is Limited to 4 Participants Register Now >

Painting the Spring Landscape: Plein Air Painting with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015, 9a - 5p
Outdoor landscape painting requires a strong foundation in the principles of plein air painting used by 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, and hard & soft edges. In this outdoor workshop, students will paint several small studies and two medium paintings per day. Learn how to approach painting in a direct and decisive manner with a fresh approach. Join noted artist, Michelle Chrisman, for this weekend workshop and kick-off your spring and summer plein air painting in the beautiful landscape of Los Poblanos!

Location: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Garden
Materials: Supply list provided upon registration
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135​

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Welded Sculpture: The Next Step with
Martin Mayer*

Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 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

*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 > 

HARWOOD STORIES

Susan Klebanoff

Susan Klebanoff


Former Resident Artist

I had the good fortune to be an artist at the Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005. It was wonderful being in a community of artists that were so creative and supportive of each other. Having just arrived in NM in ’96, it was particularly meaningful for me because I did not know anyone in this state, and it enabled me to create immediate friendships with like minded people. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work at Harwood and believe that the [Harwood] Art Center is vital to the neighboring community.

Susan Klebanoff is an internationally recognized contemporary tapestry artist who lives and works in Albuquerque. She kept a studio at Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005.

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