About the Moderators

LLea Anderson, a mixed media and installation artist, lives and works in New Mexico 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 led dozens of workshops and short-term classes for Harwood using a wide variety of mixed media techniques. She most recently collaborated on an Immersive exhibition with Electric Playhouse in 2022-23 and a commissioned sculpture for Meow Wolf (Houston) in 2024.


Ivan Boyd is a local artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Solo and group exhibits include 516 Arts, the John Sommers Gallery, the Harwood Art Center, and the Bright Rain Gallery. His awards include The Phyllis Muth Scholarship for Fine Arts, The Harry Nadler Memorial Fellowship Award, and The Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship at Yale University. He has taught art as an adjunct faculty member at Central New Mexico Community College, and at the Harwood Art Center, The Southwest University of Visual Art, and the University of New Mexico. Before focusing exclusively on his art he worked as an Analyst Programmer at the University of New Mexico.


Covid Policies

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


Class Description

Would you like time set aside to make your own art? Do you need a regular creative ‘fix’? If you respond well to the rhythm of weekly classes, would like to work more with a particular media, or want to get back into regular creative practice, this is the perfect place for you! As fellow artists and art instructors, we are here to offer valuable feedback, mentorship, tips and suggestions for whatever you want to work on. The last night of class will be set aside for a supportive group critique. This fun, friendly, unique atmosphere will provide opportunities for networking, discussion, and creative growth. Make time for this important part of your life!

(Open to all experience levels)


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


Class is scheduled for Thursday evenings from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

First day of class: Thursday February 15

Lat day of class: Thursday March 21


This class is appropriate for ages 18 and up

What to Bring

Your preferred materials for your art medium. Please note: Harwood will not have extra supplies on hand.


How Much?

6 Class Sessions

Registration – Subsidized Registration – Regular  Registration – Community Support
$160 $180 $200


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.