Adult Art Classes | Harwood Art Center

Adult Art Classes

Multi-Week Classes

ArtFix: Independent Study & Weekly Practice for Artists with Lea Anderson and Ivan Boyd

Thursdays, May 10 - June 28, 6:00pm - 9:00pm **NEW SESSION** · 
(6, and 8-week options available)

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, tips and suggestions for whatever you want to work on. The last night of class will be set aside for a supportive critique. This fun, friendly, unique atmosphere will provide opportunities for networking, discussion, and creative growth. Make time for this important part of your life!


Location: Harwood's 6th St. Studio

Materials: Student's Discretion

Class Fee: 6-Week Session: $155 members / $175 non-members
8-Week Session: $180 members / $200 non-members

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Drawing More Faces for Beginners with Natalie Voelker

Wednesdays, February 21 - April 11, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Do you want to draw realistic and expressive faces? Whether you have previous drawing experience or not, this class will teach you fresh ways of seeing and skills for drawing the human face with confidence. New students, as well as those who have previously taken Drawing Faces for Beginners, will appreciate this class. We'll dive deeper into drawing portraits by exploring the face at different angles and using a variety of lighting. We'll continue to focus on proportion and keen observation to improve our drawing accuracy and ability to create a likeness. Observing the more subtle structures of the face will help us refine our drawings and explore the unique individuality of our subjects. We will also begin to explore concept by looking at how drawing choices affect the meaning of the finished piece. Drawing is a skill that be can be learned through structured practice. A compassionate and encouraging environment invites you to relax and enjoy the experience of drawing as you expand your skills. In this class you will grow your ability to draw faces with both accuracy and expression in just 8 weeks.

Location: Harwood's 6th St. Studio

Materials: Supply list provided upon registration
Class Fee: $175 members / $195 non-members

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Abstract Painting with Michael Ottersen 

Mondays, February 26 - April 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This class will explore the infinite possibilities of non-figurative or abstract painting in oil and or acrylic paint. Utilizing multiple references, experiences, subjective preferences, and objective observations the student will create images about nothing and everything. Vision and process will be employed to dissect the beauties of mark making, color and value, compositional strategies, and engaging surfaces and textures. There will be no specific formula or style assumptions. All students will be encouraged to develop a personal visual language whether it's wildly gestural, hard-edged geometric, or something hybrid and in between.
(Some previous painting experience preferred) 

Location: Harwood's 6th St. Studio

Materials: Supply list provided upon registration
Class Fee: $175 members / $195 non-members

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Make Your Mark with Earl McBride

Mondays, May 7 - June 11, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This multi-week class is an adventure in finding and developing your own mark! We will utilize personal biography and storytelling to unlock symbols and ways of expression as we develop our own personal marks. We will explore lines, shapes histoical symbols, and ideologies that shape our art practice and play with idiosyncratic methods of art making. We'll examine the pressure and quality of your line and mark making in addition to how color, negative space, and marks work together to create meaning. Almost any medium can be used in this experimental class!

Location: Harwood's 6th St. Studio

Materials: Supply list provided upon registration
Class Fee: $155 members / $175 non-members

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HARWOOD STORIES

Susan Klebanoff

Susan Klebanoff


Former Resident Artist

I had the good fortune to be an artist at the Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005. It was wonderful being in a community of artists that were so creative and supportive of each other. Having just arrived in NM in ’96, it was particularly meaningful for me because I did not know anyone in this state, and it enabled me to create immediate friendships with like minded people. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work at Harwood and believe that the [Harwood] Art Center is vital to the neighboring community.

Susan Klebanoff is an internationally recognized contemporary tapestry artist who lives and works in Albuquerque. She kept a studio at Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005.

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