About the Teaching Artist

Leo Neufeld received his Bachelor of Science degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He continued his studies at the American Academy of Art: Chicago school of Design, and the Art Students League of New York. As a contemporary realist landscape and portrait painter, Neufeld has created and exhibited his work from coast to coast and has completed numeros commissions. He has been an instructor in painting and drawing for over thirty years and currently resides in Albuquerque, NM.


Covid Policies

  • If you are feeling ill do not come to this class
  • Masks are optional and encouraged indoors

Refund Policy

Class Fee refunds will be issued on a case by case basis and requests must be emailed to Ruby (ruby@harwoodartcenter.org) at least one week prior to the start date of the class. The Class Fees will not be refunded if students request to withdraw from the workshop less than one week before the start date of the class or after the class has begun. If the class is cancelled by Harwood Art Center for any reason, the Class Fee will be refunded in full.

Class Description

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint” – Edward Hopper.

Join renowned portrait painter Leo Neufeld in this two day workshop aimed toward not only learning and improving on the foundational principles of portraiture but also on learning to express your own personal vision through drawing and painting. This workshop will provide you with the skill set and the confidence to create portrait renderings that are both authentic and technically sound. Renderings will be created from a model and Leo will provide technical instruction as well as the opportunity for group critique on works created in class.



This class will be held indoors on our campus near downtown Albuquerque. 1114 7th St NW 87102


Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, March 16, 1 – 4 pm


This class is appropriate for teens(15-19) and adults(20 and up) of all skill levels. It is suggested that absolute beginners opt for drawing materials when preparing for the class. Participants under 18 may be contacted by Harwood administration for additional information.

What to Bring

*Please note that you can choose either the Painting or Drawing list depending on the medium you would like to work in, you are not required to purchase both lists


Palette (not white)

Oil colors:

Titanium White

Naples Yellow

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Red Light

Tera Rosa

Alizarin Crimson

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Ivory Black


no. 2, 4, 6, 8 filbert bristles (2 each)

round sable brushes (2)

Primed/stained canvases with a terra rosa wash (no larger than 16×20)

Pastels – largest set of soft pastels in your price range

Solvent (Gamsol) – Liquin is a good medium


Charcoal Paper

Drawing Board

BullDog Clips

General 6B Charcoal Pencil

Soft Vine Charcoal


Kneaded Eraser

Razor (for sharpening pencils)

How Much

Registration – Subsidized Registration – Regular  Registration – Community Support
$125 $150 $175


If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ruby Rodriguez at ruby@harwoodartcenter.org