Adult Art Classes

Spring/Summer 2017 Classes


Artistic Development Workshop & Critique with Leo Neufeld

Saturday, April 22, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Receiving constructive feedback about your art can greatly improve your skills and take your work to the next level. Join Leo Neufeld, a contemporary realist landscape and portrait painter with over 30 years of teaching experience, for this critique style workshop. Tap into Leo’s extensive knowledge and expertise by bringing up to 5 of your current paintings or drawings to class for discussion. Leo will give insight into what makes an artwork successful, covering an array of art concepts and philosophies. The workshop will end with a visit to Leo’s studio where he will examine his own work for the participants.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio & Leo Neufeld's Studio
Class Fee: $60 /  $50 Harwood Members

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Papermaking with Wildcrafted Plants with Joanna Keane Lopez

Saturday, May 20, 10:00am – 4:00pm

During this workshop, participants will learn how to create paper from wildcrafted plants. Throughout the day-long workshop, students will cook and break down plant material with alkali and learn how to make the pulp into sheets of paper through the mould and deckle process (the mould and deckle creation process will be demonstrated as well). Each person will be able to take handmade wildcrafted paper home, along with the knowledge of how to do it again!

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $50 /  $40 Harwood Members
Materials: $10 materials fee (supply list for optional materials provided upon registration)

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The Painterly, Colorist Landscape with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Join noted artist Michelle Chrisman for a weekend of plein air landscape painting, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Lily Pond, as well some special locations in Corrales. Based on the principles of the French Impressionists and how light works in the outdoor world, this workshop will allow participants to tap into their inner poet and express the landscape in loose, painterly strokes of  color! This workshop will emphasize simplification of shapes, correct color values and light / dark patterns. Students will paint several small studies and two medium paintings each day. All skill levels and painting mediums are welcome.

Location: Los Poblanos Inn & Organic Farm / Corrales locales
Class Fee: $150 / $135 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: Supply list provided upon registration

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Foundations of Mosaic Art with Jill Gatwood

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm // 10:00am - 12:00pm

Building on her previous workshops, Jill Gatwood presents “Foundations of Mosaic Art,” a weekend workshop for those interested in learning the basics of mosaic art. In this hands-on class, participants will learn about design, cutting tiles, adhesives, and grout. With their new skills and experience, students will develop the confidence to move onto all kinds of mosaic projects on their 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: $15 (cash or check)

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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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