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Contact Theater Conservatory Director, Meggan Gomez (t.505-242-9267) to support the tour of Solving For X! Click the photo for more information about the project.

21st Century Learning

Workshops at:


ACE Leadership, Native American Community Academy, and South Valley Academy...

We are now offering Art, New Media and Theater workshops during and after-school with each of these charter schools. Click the photo for details!


@ 1761 Bellamah Ave. NW

Jan. 2017

ACE Leadership High School and Working Classroom invite you to the ACE Leadership Art Exhibition at Prismatic Coffee, near Old Town, Albuquerque. Through the 21st Century Learning Center Grant, twenty-eight ACE students had the opportunity to learn photojournalism and printmaking with guest artists Adria Malcolm and Karsten Creightney.

Special thanks to Prismatic Coffee for their community involvement and eagerness to host the work of our local, young artists.


Upcoming Workshops

Take a PEAK at our schedule of Summer Workshops for 2017!

Community in Action

Many thanks to Karizzma Garcia-Real, Senior at Atrisco Heritage, for sharing these photos of the Annual Cesar Chavez Day March, on April 1st, 2017!

Karizzma is currently enrolled in a Portraiture workshop with guest artist, Eric Martinez.

New Media Program

Cooking for Generations: Stories of Tradition and Love from New Mexico Kitchens

Working Classroom's New Media Conservatory has been collaborating with Kellogg Foundation Fellows as well as guest artists Adria Malcolm and Michael Lorenzo López to celebrate the culture and richness of our state through video portraits that document New Mexican knowledge and resourcefulness in providing delicious and healthful foods for their families through times of scarcity and abundance. STAY TUNED for an online presentation of the videos as this project continues into 2017! Click the image below to see some photos of a premier hosted by Delicious New Mexico on October 6th, 2016.

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Working Classroom is a proud partner of REZILIENCE; Indegenous Arts Experience, on April 30th, 2017 @ the National HIspanic Cultural Center in ABQ!

REZILIENCE INDIGENOUS ARTS EXPERIENCE - A full day of interactive art, education, wellness and technology programs, with a mix of contemporary and traditional activities coordinated by organizations and professionals working with and within Indigenous communities.

Our Founder



It is with great sadness that we share that Nan Elsasser, our founder and former executive director (1988-2014), passed away after a brave battle against cancer. Nan was a mentor, artistic provocateur, activist and great example to many. Our condolences to her family and friends. We are grateful to her for the gift of Working Classroom and for all the lives she impacted. Read more about this amazing woman...