Alas de Agua and our ever-evolving community of artists offer free art workshops based on our interests. We invite anyone with a passion or skill to share to come teach a workshop, and we can help you plan it if you need support. We also encourage all who take workshops at Alas to display their amazing work at group art shows in our space.

Fall 2021 Workshops

Just show up! Everyone is welcome, and we center teens, BIPOC, and queer folks. No art background is needed.

All workshops this Fall and Winter will be free and will take place on Wednesdays at our studio at 1520 Center Drive, off Airport Road, in Santa Fe. No pre-registration required. Check out our calendar to see the specific schedule as it is updated. Each workshop series will be followed by a group art show where participants can choose to display their work.

  • October: Art and alter-making workshops related to Dia de los Muertos
  • December: Portrait workshops
  • January: Landscape workshops


Past Workshop Topics

  • Mural design
  • Poetry writing and manuscript development
  • Drawing in perspective
  • How to photograph and reproduce your art
  • Screen printing
  • Writing on race and racism
  • Art and Healing by and for the LGBTQIA2+ community
  • Color theory in painting
  • The poetry of sound recording
  • How to make a chapbook or zine
  • Mural design with sacred geometry
  • How to film on your phone

Teaching Artists

Many of the artists in the collective are available to hire to bring workshops to your school, group, or event. See our artists page for more info.