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, 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
Individuals will emphasis on shuttle techniques, block designing using dovetailing, Rio Grande multi-color bands. Individuals will design a beautiful block pattern jerga rug.
Introduction to Spanish Colonial Woodworking
Individuals will learn gluing, sanding, and finishing. Individuals will show evidence of a fully completed project with a Spanish Colonial design.
Introduction to Retablos
Individuals will learn basic techniques that include development of skills for choosing appropriate wood; 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 (2 nights stay)
- Three day package deal (for those arriving on Sunday, July 27): $295.00 (Includes: Class fee, meals for two days and room.
Updates and information about registration can be found here (Pre-Conference Heritage Arts Workshops)