Adult Art Classes

Drawing Fundamentals Workshop with Archer Dougherty

Saturday & Sunday, February 6th & 7th, 2016 · 10:00am - 5:00pm

Learn the basic tools of drawing with international artist Archer Dougherty! This workshop is a motivational and highly-instructed fundamentals course for those who wish to pursue an interest in drawing outside of academia, as a career pursuit, or as an addition to their studies in art. Through a set up of multiple simple still lifes, Archer will instruct each student individually in the basic understanding of the two-dimensional surface: value, tonality, form, proportions, and perspective.

This course is designed for all ages and experiences as an organic and educational learning experience.

Location: Harwood’s 6th Street Studio North
Materials: Bring what you are comfortable working with. You will need a small sketchbook and one large sketchbook, preferably 11" x 17" or larger.
Class Fee: $130 / Harwood Members $115

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Short Pose Figure Painting in Oils with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, February 27th & 28th, 2016 · 9:00am - 5:00pm

Harwood Art School is pleased to offer a clothed figure painting workshop with renowned artist, Michelle Chrisman. This workshop will help you understand Impressionism and become more confident in your use of oil paints. All skill levels are welcome.

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 move quickly, designing contemporary, fresh & exciting paintings with bold texture and expression. 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.

Location: Harwood’s 6th Street Studio North
Materials: A model fee of $30 per individual is payable (cash or check) to the instructor at time of the workshop. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Icon Painting Workshop with Julia Lambright

Saturday & Sunday, March 26th & 27th, 2016 · 9:00am - 5:00pm

Experience the unique spiritual world of the Byzantine Era through icon painting. The Icon Writing Workshop is a 2-day retreat in which participants will learn the joyful practice of icon painting in the Byzantine-Russian tradition using an ancient form of art – egg tempera.

What to expect: Each participant will be presented with a 11 x 8.5” gessoed board, brushes, and other instruments and materials (provided by the instructor). The emphasis will be on a step by step process of painting an icon, demonstrating throughout the different stages of building up colors, using the traditional technique of egg tempera and gold leaf. At the end of the workshop, everyone will leave with a finished icon of a Guardian Angel

Previous experience is not required but any art background can be very helpful.

Location: Harwood’s 6th Street Studio North
Materials: A $45 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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Biomorphia: Exploring the Mircrocosm with Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, April 9th & 10th, 2016 · 9:00am - 5:00pm

In this mixed-media workshop, 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!

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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Hand Built Ceramics with Jen DePaolo

Saturday & Sunday, April 16th & 17th, 2016 · 9:00am - 5:00pm

From sculpture to pottery, learn how coil, pinch and slab techniques are used to make contemporary ceramic art. This informal workshop will help participants of all experience levels grow their creative practice in clay through demos, exercises and one on one assistance with your project. Jen DePaolo taught ceramics at all levels for 6 years at UNM where she earned her MFA degree. She has exhibited her work in galleries across the country including the Archie Bray in Helena Montana. Her critical writing about contemporary ceramics is published in Ceramics: Art and Perception and she loves teaching ceramics to adults. Join us!

Location: Harwood’s 6th Street Studio North
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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HARWOOD STORIES

John Garrett
John Garrett

artist

I seem to have known about Harwood Art Center since I moved to Albuquerque in 1996. I have always enjoyed seeing the exhibits there and visiting the studios when they are open to the public. I have taken a couple of classes there, and this last year I have taught a class there myself. This last spring I also had an exhibit of my wire sculptures and wall works at Harwood. I am pleased to contribute work which supports the work of the [Harwood] Art Center.

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