Adult Art Classes

Weekend Classes

Plein Air Painting The Autumn Landscape
with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 9:00a - 5:00p
Whether you are a regular outdoor landscape painter or a beginner, this class is for you! Simplification and good design is the key to your success, and this workshop will keep you grounded in the elements that will make your paintings powerful: simplified, well designed shapes, accurate color values, exciting color temperature shifts and visual passages that will bring poetry to your work. There will also be an emphasis on the use of spectral light, and how the French Impressionists used this to convey the luminous affects of outdoor, autumn light. You will create 2 paintings and several small studies each day. This workshop will equip you with everything you need to have an autumn of painting success!
Location: Los Poblanos
Materials: Supply list provided upon registration
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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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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