Pre-Conference Heritage Arts Workshops

For those wishing to further explore the uniqueness and cultural heritage of northern New Mexico, Northern New Mexico College’s El Rito campus is offering Heritage Arts workshops prior to the conference, on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29.

Packages including class fee, meals and lodging are available at a special rate to Summer Institute attendees. Choose from the following:

Introduction to Weaving
Students focus on shuttle techniques, block designing using dovetailing and Rio Grande multi-color bands, and will design a beautiful block pattern jerga rug.

Introduction to Spanish Colonial Woodworking
Students learn gluing, sanding, and finishing, and will show a fully completed project with a Spanish Colonial design.

Introduction to Retablos
Students will learn basic techniques including choosing appropriate wood and painting in the northern New Mexico tradition using homemade materials such as gesso and piñon varnish.

  • Two day package deal:
    $250.00 (Includes:  Class fee, meals and room, two-night stay)
  • Three day package deal: (for those arriving on Sunday, July 27):
    $295.00 (Includes: Class fee, meals and room, three-night stay)