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Art Classes & Workshops



A new community venture on The High Road to Taos: 

At The SPOT, 14156 St Rd 75, PEÑASCO

PLAYDAYS – Sunday afternoon workshops, 

Sunday 1pm to 4pm August 5: Tin punching cost- $10 members, $15 non-members. 

Supplies you will need – one 1X10x12 or 1X12x12 piece of board or an old cutting board, a hammer that is comfortable for your wrist. We will provide 3 pre-cut Christmas ornament size tin pieces for your use or a twelve inch length of flashing material to cut out your own design(s), rubber cement, tin punches, etc. and other various tools. 

Sunday 1pm to 4pm August 19: Felting (More info to follow) 

Sunday 1pm to 4pm September 2: Stamping (More info to follow) 

Sunday 1pm – 4 pm September 9th: Zentangle and watercolor effects

October 14th 1pm – 4pm October 14th Halloween stained glass cookie decorating

A shrine workshop will be added soon. We are working on date, cost and supply list. 

Recent Playdays: Sunday July 8: Stenciling on your favorite medium: Sunday July 22: Gourds


The first Thursday of every month 1-3 pm, all women welcome. No charge but donations welcome. We need to cover $10 rent for space. 

Something for everyone: Some fall sessions being planned: Fly Tying, camo (or other), Truck/Car Painting, (please make other suggestions) 

Note: Fees are payable at the start of each event. This is a new adventure so I am sure there are questions. Or do you or a friend want to schedule your own PLAYDAY/Workshop? Call Gloria Maestas 575-587-2583 

Memberships are available for: $20 a month (free use of space and all supplies, reduced class fees) or $200 a year (save $40) Send checks to MAS Comunidad, PO Box 237, Peñasco, NM 87553, with ArtMaker in memo line. For more info, call Gloria 575-587-2573 or Jean at 575-587-0202 

Art for the Heart, Penasco, NM 87553

Sadly for both Peñasco, NM., and the High Road To Taos organization and annual studio tour (last two weekends in September), both Art for the Heart Gallery, and Walking Woman Gallery closed this year. NOTE: Please also refer to for further information re: ArtMaker CoOp at The Spot, Peñasco, NM 87553 


Many of our members offer art workshops to the general public.

In addition, High Road Artisans has partnered with WESST to offer business-related classes to our members and the wider community.


 Plein Air Painting Workshops with Chris Morel in

northern New Mexico Fall 2018


Hello Friends, 

The tradition continues!!! The annual Fall Workshop has become a tremendous success. I wish to invite you to participate in this great plein air painting workshop. 

I will again teach my 3 day ‘Plein Air Painting Workshop’ in the mountains outside of Taos NM. September 18-20, 2018. 

This workshop will take place in the heart of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains just 19 miles south of Taos. The workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to professional. We work outside all week. 

I will do demos to show you how to get started and then we will all get going. I’ll focus individually on helping you improve from whatever skill level you are currently at to the next level. We will touch on all aspects of painting outside: from choosing subject matter, composition, mixing colors, to seeing your subject and laying the paint down. 

All you will need to bring is a great attitude, a desire to learn to paint from nature and your supplies, of course, (I’ll send a materials list to all those attending). 

Chris Morel - Painting @ Fall Plein Air Painting Workshop NM

Chris Morel – Painting @ Fall Plein Air Painting Workshop NM

September is the most beautiful time of year in northern New Mexico, with the turning of the Aspen and Cottonwood trees, crisp mountain mornings, perfect blue skies, mountain trout streams and endless subject matter. 

The cost of the workshop is $400 for 3 days with a $140 deposit to hold your space. 

There is lodging available in the area or take the 30 minute drive from Taos each day. 

Email me back or call to reserve your space: 575-587-0359 (studio) or 575-737-1042 (cell). 

Mail your $140 deposits to: 

Chris Morel

HC65 Box 26B

Vadito, New Mexico 87579

Studio: 575-587-0359

Cell: 575-737-1042




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