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Adult Art Classes

Weekend Workshops

Intro to Mosaics w/ Jill Gatwood

Session One: Saturday, September 22 & Sunday, September 23, 2018 // Day 1: 10a-4p & Day 2: 10a-1p

Session Two: Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2, 2018 // Day 1: 10a-4p & Day 2: 10a-1p

Session Three: Saturday, April 4 & Sunday, December 2, 2018 // Day 1: 10a-4p & Day 2: 10a-1p

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: $100 /  $90 Harwood Members
Materials: $35 fee payable to instructor (cash or check)

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The Art of Seeing: Portraiture w/ Leo Neufeld

Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 // 1p-4p

Join renowed portraint painter Leo Neufeld in a weekend workshop to improve your portraiture techniques. You will learn gesture, construction, and rendering form while focusing on anatomy and getting a likeness. Leo will provide technical instruction as well as provide opportunity for group critique on works created in class to help improve the your rendering skills. Learn to express your personal vision through drawing and painting.

All experience levels welcome.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $70 /  $60 Harwood Members
Model Fee: $20 (Payable to the instructor)
Materials: students will be provided a supply list

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Sketchbook Adventures w/ Becky Weishampel

Session One: Saturday, October 13, 2018 // 10a-4p

Session Two: Saturday, April 13, 2018 // 10a-4p

This class will focus on observation-based sketchbooking while exploring a variety of materials and artistic forms for documenting the world around you. You will begin in Harwood's 6th Street Studio before moving to Tiquex Park and Old Town plaza to do some on-site sketching. Take a closer look at familiar locations and capture details in new and exciting ways! This class is open to all ability levels and a variety of ages

(Children 8 years and up may attend with a parent present).
Material list will be provided.
Note: students will be walking approximately 2 miles during the course of the class.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio // Tiguex Park // Old Town Plaza
Class Fee: $80 /  $70 Harwood Members / $125 for Adult and Child
Materials: Students will be provided a supply list

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Painting the Autumn Landscape en Plein Air w/ Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28 // 9a-5p

Join noted artist, Michelle Chrisman, for a weekend of plein air painting in Albuquerque's North Valley. Participants will be taken through concepts of landscape composition and the study of outdoor spectral light, drawing particular influence from French Impressionist principles. All painting mediums and levels of painter are welcome.

Material list will be provided.

Location: North Valley & Corrales locales, Albuquerque
Class Fee: $150 /  $135 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: Students will be provided a supply list

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Sticks, Stones, Seeds: Transforming Nature w/ Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2018 // 9a-4p

Design your own unique collection of "unnaturally-natural" objects in this highly satisfying and fun workshop! Using inks, paints, and many other mixed mediums, we will embellish a range of beautifully-shaped natural objects such as dried seed pods, stones, twigs and much more to create a wonderland of color, texture, and endlessly playful variation. Make great handmade holiday gifts!

All experience levels welcome and all materials provided.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $150 /  $135 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: $35 (cash or check) payable to instructor

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Biomorphia V: A Micro/Macrocosmic Adventure w/ Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018 // 9a-4p

More BIOMORPHIA! 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-prosses of nature. Cells, fungi, diatoms, amoebae, pollen, and other facinating 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 taken previous Biomorphia workshops. All materials provided.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $150 /  $135 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: $35 (cash or check) payable to instructor

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The Poetry of Art

Saturday, January 19, 2019 // 12p-3p

Have you ever had your breath taken away by a work of art? In this special, one day workshop, we'll view art in the Harwood galleries and develop poems inspired by works of art. Participants will learn about poetry based on works of art (ekphrastic poetry), writing techniques, explore examples of ekphrasis, and visit the Harwood galleries in order to use works of art to write their own poems. Participants will workshop the poems they write in class, receive constructive criticism and feedback on their work while taking away new skills to turn artistic inspiration into original poetry.

Location: Harwood Art Center
Class Fee: $30 /  $25 Harwood Members
Materials: student's discretion

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Contemporary Figure Painting in Oil w/ Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 2019 // 9a-5p

Quickly learn how to design bold paintings, capturing a simplified light and shadow pattern of the clothed figure with background shapes. Each session will start with small 25 stroke paintings, moving from 5 minute to 40 minute poses. Concepts of color and value will be explored through large, bold shapes with thick stokes of paint. Participants will learn to pre-mix correct color values in order to paint quickly with decisive, intentional brush strokes. On the second day, participants will move to longer poses and larger canveses, still maintaining a contemporary approach.

All levels are welcome. A supply list will be provided.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $150 /  $135 Harwood Members
Model Fee: $20 (payable to the instructor)
Materials: Students will be provided a supply list

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Glorious Graphite w/ Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, 2019 // 9a-4p

We've all drawn with pencils. But did you know that graphite (the mineral found in any pencil) comes in an amazing range of material forms? In this workshop, we will create expressive artworks using liquid graphite, powdered graphite, chunks and sticks of graphite (and of course, pencils), as well as a range of unusual surfaces and substrates (such as clayboard and plastic paper) in a series of interpretive artworks that will expand your appreciation for this delightfully luscious and versatile medium.

All experience levels welcome and all materials provided.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $150 /  $135 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: $35 (cash or check) payable to instructor

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Genesis: The Interpretive Discovery Exercise w/ Lea Anderson

Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2019 // 9a-4p

Have you ever struggled to start creating artwork? Does the idea of a "series" of artworks seem daunting? So often the impulse to begin is hampered by anxiety or interal judgment. In this low-pressure, playful, and adventurous workshop, participants of all levels will experience Genesis: The Interpretive Discovery Exercise, a simple yet surprisingly productive and inspirational approach to art-making developed by mixed media artist and educator Lea Anderson. Each artist will come away with a series of 25 unique mixed media works on paper that will offer new directions with both materials and inspiration that will sustain and feed creativity far beyond the initial weekend.

All experience levels welcome and all materials provided.

Location: Harwood's 6th Street Studio
Class Fee: $150 /  $135 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: $35 (cash or check) payable to instructor

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The Painterly, Colorist Landscape: Spring en Plein Air w/ Michelle Chrisman

Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19 // 9a-5p

Join noted artist, Michelle Chrisman, for a weekend of plein air landscape painting surrounded by beautiful spring scenery. In this outdoor workshop, students will paint several small studies and two medium paintings per day. This workshop will explore outdoor landscape painting utilizing spectral light in the principles of the French impressionsts. The plein air painting method incorporates the use of large simplified shapes, correct color values, strong light /shadow pattern, color temperature shifts and hard & soft edges.

All skill levels and painting mediums are welcome. A supply list will be provided.

Location: North Valley & Corrales locales, Albuquerque
Class Fee: $150 /  $135 Harwood Members
Materials Fee: Students will be provided a supply list

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HARWOOD STORIES

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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