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.


Class Description

In this exciting collage workshop, we will spend a full day producing and experimenting, creating a series of dramatically-textured surfaces on paper using a wide range of mixed-media. On day two, we will create beeswax collages with our textures and seal them with melted beeswax to create compelling, glowing, finished works of art. Participating artists will also come away with a great assortment of textured collage papers for future projects. All materials included… but bring anything you’d like to play with!


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


Saturday April 27th : 9am-4pm
Sunday April 28th : 9am-4pm
*There will be a scheduled break 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
$160 $185 $210


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.