Adult Art Classes

Weekend Classes

Short Pose Figure Painting in Oils with Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, February 28 & March 1, 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Powerful figure painting is about designing how the figure breaks up the background shapes in simplified light / shadow patterns in correct values and warm & cool temperatures.
We will work from the live, clothed model both days, with dramatic lighting to clearly see the light & shadow patterns on the model.  We will transition from black, white & grey studies into limited color, and finally into full color, retaining simplified values.  Poses will range from 5 to 45 minutes. Sunday, March 1st. we will paint a Costumed Flamenco Dancer, accompanied by a live Flamenco Guitar player!  We will premix our paint and be able to move quickly, designing contemporary, fresh & exciting paintings with bold texture and expression.  This class will help any artist who wants to understand Impressionism: How light works.  It will also help you become more bold and confident in your use of oils.
All levels of artists are welcome.
Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio South
Materials: A $30 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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Welded Sculpture: An Introduction with Martin Mayer

Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
with the MIG (wire feed) welder and the oxy-acetylene cutting torch. In working between the cutting torch and the welder, participants get the opportunity to make a gem of a take-home sculpture that is all YOU! Participants will learn safe shop and fabrication practices. This workshop is open to all skill levels. No previous art or shop experience is necessary. Returning students welcome! Register early as class size is limited!
Location: Martin Mayer Studio
Materials: A materials fee of $75 is payable to the instructor at time of the workshop (check or cash).
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

Class Size is Limited to 4 Participants Register Now >

Welded Sculpture: The Next Step with Martin Mayer

Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Intended for students who have taken a welding workshop before, this workshop is an excellent way to build your foundation in working with the MIG (wire feed) welder and the oxy-acetylene cutting torch. Each student will expand their understanding of the medium and create a take-home sculpture! Further instruction about safe shop and fabrication practices will be covered. Some experience is required. This workshop is intended for students who have experience. To gain experience, please sign up for "An Introduction" (4/18/15 & 4/19/15).
Location: Martin Mayer Studio
Materials: A materials fee of $75 is payable to the instructor at time of the workshop (check or cash).
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

Class Size is Limited to 4 Participants Register Now > 

HARWOOD STORIES

SUZANNE SBARGE
SUZANNE SBARGE

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 15 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year.

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