Washington M.S. Mural Project

The running track at downtown’s Washington Middle School is home to Albuquerque’s largest outdoor mural. Now in a state of disrepair, it offers a rare opportunity to engage the students and community to create a totally new mural. One that represents and inspires the vibrant culture and creativity of our urban youths. In collaboration with lead artist Nani Chacon, WMS students, and videographer Dominic Pettine, Working Classroom is facilitating the development of the new mural and a video documentary of the project.

A large part of the project funding has been generously provided by the Bernalillo County Neighborhood Outreach Grant Program, sponsored by the Huning Castle Neighborhood Association. But we have a bit more to raise.

To make a donation to The Washington Middle School Mural Project click here:

Summer Arts

There is still time to sign up for our 2015 summer workshops!

Please, complete a Program Application and a Scholarship Application after reviewing our summer schedule of classes!

Remember: Scholarships are available for qualifying students!
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Our Mission / Nuestra Misión

Working Classroom is a multi-ethnic, inter-generational community of student & professional artists, writers, actors and directors with a conscious commitment to supporting new and diverse voices and visions in the arts. The underrepresentation and caricature of historically ignored communities hampers our understanding of who we are as a nation, how we interpret our past and contemplate our future. We contribute to a more nuanced understanding of American identity by training aspiring artists and actors from historically ignored communities and creating art and theater by, for and about these communities. Learn more about us


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