Adult Art Classes

Weekend Classes

Painting Spectral Light @ Los Poblanos with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, September 19th & 20th, 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm

During this weekend workshop at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in the North Valley, we will explore the colorist tradition of Claude Monet & Henry Hensche who painted outdoor light as it filters through the atmospheric spectrum ttranslating time of day and year onto the canvas. Michelle Chrisman is an oil painter, but all mediums and level of painter are welcome. Each participant will complete two painting a day. On Saturday, we will paint the landscape, learning how to use spectral light to give our paintings the luminous feeling of morning & afternoon light. On Sunday, we will paint the clothed figure in outdoor light, beginning with the famous “Mudhead” approach of Henry Hensche.

Location: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
Materials: A $15 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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Former Director of Harwood

When I started the building was primarily a studio center for artists with very little public programming. The only staff members were the Building Manager Marshall Kovitz and me, and we were both part-time. I worked to expand the reach of Harwood through lots more exhibitions, classes and events, and the Harwood Summer Arts Camp. I focused on community involvement and marketing, which transformed Harwood from a mostly quiet studio center into a public venue that was always buzzing with activity.

I am grateful to the Harwood for launching my career in arts administration over 20 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year.

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