Harwood Art Center

Harwood, the outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori, is a creative center for community and the arts. We engage the arts as a catalyst for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and social change, with programming for every age, background and income level. We believe that equitable access to the arts and opportunities for creative expression are integral to inspired, passionate individuals and to healthy, vibrant communities. Participating at a grassroots level, we recognize and engage the arts as a catalyst for lifelong learning, social change and community development.

We provide art education for all ages; community outreach projects and events; teaching and apprenticeship opportunities; and studios, exhibitions and professional development programs for both emerging and established artists.

Harwood’s work blooms from the seeds of our shared humanity. Art is a powerful means for holistic community engagement, and we wield it toward integration, visibility, empathy and unity. The arts imbue individuals and New Mexico with a unique sense of place, shared identity, cultural wealth, and vast potential for development. Across our efforts, we center communities who are marginalized by biases toward status, identity and location by shaping our programs with and for our broad and diverse community/ies.

Escuela del Sol & Harwood Art Center

For over 55 years, Escuela del Sol, an independent Montessori school, has nurtured self-discovery, social responsibility and passion for learning in our students. Each day Escuela supports students from ages 18 months to 14 years on their real-world quests to excel academically and to develop the skills they need for meaningful, happy and successful futures.

For 35 years, Escuela’s Harwood Art Center has expanded our model of intergenerational, creative and inspired learning in service to our New Mexico community.

Harwood and Escuela are dedicated to instilling a passion for lifelong learning, creative expression and positive impact on our world.

You’re invited to join the Harwood circle and be the first to know about our opportunities, events and programs. You can sign up to receive any or all of our email newsletters, exhibition postcards and periodic mailings. We look forward to sharing with you!