Adult Art Classes

Spring 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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Wall Hanging Clay Sculpture with Jen Depaolo

Saturdays, May 6 & 13, 10:00am – 2:00pm

This all levels class will teach sculpting techniques for constructing wall hanging clay sculpture. We will employ a rustic and surprising firing technique known as smoke firing or pit firing to finish sculptures. This class will be fun, experimental and offer demonstrations as well as one on one guidance.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $90 /  $75 Harwood Members

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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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Karen Mazur
Karen Mazur

Current Harwood Artist

I have been a Harwood Artist since 2001. Four different spaces, four different lifetimes and across media. Sometimes my studio has been a graphic arts workshop, sometimes a painting studio, sometimes a production pottery shop, but being here is always wonderful. From late nights preparing materials for art students to mornings doing pre-natal yoga while I waited for the older child to be done with his work at Escuela del Sol, it is wonderful to reflect on all the art adventures I’ve had over the years at Harwood. The very first night I lived in Albuquerque was spent at a film program at Harwood and from that moment I knew this was an organization I wanted to be involved with. That was 17 years ago and the dream of that first night has blossomed into a reality and a community of which I am proud to be a part!

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