Adult Art Classes

Spring 2017 Classes (Complete list of class descriptions coming soon!)

Contemporary Figure Painting in Oils with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Learn to design powerful paintings using the clothed figure to carve background shapes and shadows. Each session will start with small 25 stroke paintings, moving from 5 to 40 minute poses. Participants will move quickly to produce decisive and intentional brush strokes. Concepts of color and value will be explored through large, bold shapes with thick strokes of paint.

On the second day, participants will move to longer poses and larger canvases, still maintaining a contemporary approach. All levels of painter are welcome.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $150 / $135 Harwood Members
Model Fee: $30 (cash or check)

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Introduction to Screen Printing with Isaac Trujillo

Saturdays & Sundays, February 4, 5, 11, & 12, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Have you ever wanted to learn screen printing? Now you can! Learn the ins and outs of screen printing with artist and printmaker Isaac Trujillo. This class will provide participants an understanding of the basic principles of printmaking and how to translate their previous art practices through the printmaking process. Concepts of mono type printing, ink slab techniques, stencil methods, mixing ink and ink modifiers will be explored. Participants will also explore the linocut and woodblock methods.

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

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Mosaic Art with Jill Gatwood

Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12, 10:00am - 2:00pm / 10:00am - 12:00pm

In this hands-on class, you'll learn about design, cutting tiles, adhesives and grout. With your new skills and experience, you'll have the confidence to move onto all kinds of mosaic projects on your 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: $35 (cash or check)

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Biomorphia II: Microcosmic Discovery with Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 10:00am - 5:00pm

More Biomorphia! All new projects! 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! (Open to all experience levels; you do not need to have previously taken BIOMORPHIA-Part I)

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $150 /  $135 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: $25 (cash or check)

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Richard Goulis

Former Harwood Employee

In 1992, I answered a HELP WANTED ad for substitute teachers at Escuela del Sol Montessori. There I met Friedje, who astutely noticed I had some experience in organizing artists and arts organizations. I began searching for interested artists and set out creating art workshops for the community. We soon began offering about 30 workshops, in everything from pinhole photography, drawing, performance art, to ceramics, mask making, video production and more.  After this successful summer session, I was offered a managerial position and began to see what could come of the newly minted “Harwood Art Center.”  After about one year we had 65 amazing artists in the studios, with a growing waiting list of well over 50 people, a working performance space, dance floor and darkroom, various gallery spaces, as well as classes just about every night of the week.

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