The Spanish Colonial Arts Society sponsors a free educational outreach program, “ArtConnections” in public and private schools in northern New Mexico. These classes are in the traditional Spanish colonial arts and are taught by experienced Market artists. Classes are taught in retablos, straw appliqué, tinwork, colcha embroidery, pottery and weaving. The artists bring examples of their art work and also give a demonstration to introduce the art form. Each student who participates receives the materials and training to complete an individual art project and an invitation to visit the Museum with their family for free. We are grateful to our donors whose gifts make our Education Outreach Programs possible.
A follow-up class field trip to the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art for a docent-led tour continues the education in New Mexico history, art and culture. Beautiful art works from the Museum’s collection of over 3500 pieces dating back to the 17th century show the connections between Spain, Mexico, New Mexico, South America, Asia, and Europe. Classes can also visit the ethno-botanical garden in spring and fall to view the plants used by the artists to make their paints and weaving dyes.
Please contact our education director, Linda Muzio for more information.
505-982-226, Ext. 121