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


Class Description

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 internal 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 as well as inspiration that will sustain and feed creativity far beyond the initial weekend. All experience levels welcome and all materials provided.


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


Saturday May 4th: 9a – 3p
Sunday May 5th: 9a – 3p
*There will be a scheduled break in halfway through the session


Teens (15-19) and adults (20 and up). Suitable for beginners, practicing artists, and

What to Bring

*$35 of the registration fee goes toward all needed supplies*


How Much

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


Covid Policies

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


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.