About the Teaching Artist

Lea Anderson, a mixed media and installation artist, has lived and worked in New Mexico since 2003 and has discovered much during her adventures in the dramatic, colorful, and wild desert environment. Anderson has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. She received her MFA from UNM and is currently a Full-Time Art Studio Faculty at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). She has also led dozens of workshops and short-term classes for Harwood using a wide variety of mixed media techniques. She is collaborating on projects with Meow Wolf and Electric Playhouse in New Mexico in 2022


Covid Policies

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

Class Description

Discover the secrets of beautiful, symbolic, and harmonious color! In this unique and intensive workshop, artists will investigate the fascinating intricacies of color psychology, effects of light and shadow, color harmony recipes, and formal Color Theory. We will progress through a series of exercises as well as more individual artistic exploration to enhance the ability and understanding of color for both the beginner and the more experienced artist. Artists will leave the class with completed theory exercises as well as several personalized artworks. All experience levels welcome and all supplies provided.



This class will be indoors in our Dining Hall in the main Harwood Building. 1114 7th St nw 87102


Saturday April 15th: 9am-4pm & Sunday April 16th: 9am-4pm


This class is appropriate for ages 18 and up

What to Bring

$35 Materials fee is included in the cost of the class on Eventbrite

How Much

Registration – Subsidized Registration – Regular  Registration – Community Support
$135 $160 $185


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

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.