Adult Art Classes

 

Painting the Autumn Landscape 'en Plein Air with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Simplification and good design are the secrets to your success as a plein air painter. Based on the French Impressionists’ principles of “how light works outdoors,” get grounded and ready to do your best work ever!

All painting mediums and levels of painter are welcome.

Supply list sent upon registration.

Location: Los Poblanos Inn & Organic Farm // North Valley Locales
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Ancestral Voices: Postcards from Beyond with Juliana Coles

Saturday, October 1, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Begin this journey to the great beyond by creating at least 15 mixed media Mail Art cards.

Participants will be guided to uncover ancient wisdom that will be passed down from ancestors known and unknown by combining collage, painting, photographs, etc. with journal writing in the form of self-addressed letters to/from those no longer living. The end project is a tangible book of self-discovery that explores past, present, future by integrating art making exercises with unsent letters, a powerful journal writing tool.

Location: Harwood Art Center's 6th Street Studio North (1029 6th St. NW)
Class Fee: $90 / Harwood Members $75

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Biomorphia: Exploring the Microcosm with Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Back by popular demand! In this mixed-media workshop, participants will creatively respond to a beauty found deep within the intricate, complex, and micro-processes of nature.

Cells, fungi, diatoms, amoebae, pollen and other fascinating natural forms will serve as stimuli while participants explore, invent and discover biomorphic worlds of their 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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Introduction to Mosaic Art with Jill Gatwood

Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, 10:00am - 3:00pm & 10:00am - 12:00pm

Create your own beautiful mosaic art piece, from start to finish, in one weekend. 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 North
Materials: A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the time of the workshop (check or cash).
Class Fee: $90 / Harwood Members $75

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The Gilded Page with Julia Lambright

Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 9:00am - 5:00pm

This fun, two-day workshop is for anyone interested in applying gold to their painting or calligraphy. Participants will learn and explore a number of decorative techniques using patent gold leaf and golden paint. At the end of the workshop, everyone will leave with a gilded page.

Each participant will be provided with an 8.5” x 11” support, graphite and transfer paper, patent gold leaves, gold paint, adhesives, sealers, and other materials.

Note: All artists need to bring water-based paint, a palette, and brushes. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their design layout and pattern ideas to work with. For more information, please contact Julia Lambright directly here >

Location: Harwood Art Center's 6th Street Studio North (1029 6th St. NW)

Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

Materials: $25.00 (paid to the instructor at the beginning of workshop)

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Drawing the Portrait
with Archer Dougherty

Saturdays & Sundays, November 12, 13, 19, and 20, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn how to draw the portrait from international artist Archer Dougherty! Students will be taken through the practical application of emphasizing the anatomical structure and planes of the head, rendering value, the basics and principles of designing edges, composition, and using these tools to create a likeness.

Individual techniques, materials, and approaches are encouraged - this is meant to be an organic course with instruction at the easel.

Location: Harwood Art Center's 6th Street Studio North (1029 6th St. NW)
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135
Materials: Supply list provided upon registration

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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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