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Cast & Crew Bios...

Arte y Familia


@ 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.

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.


Solving for X:

The Education Project - Encore Performance!

Written and directed by Milta Ortiz in collaboration with the Working Classroom theater ensemble and Tectonic Theater Project; A new play exploring educational equity through interviews, research and theatrical experimentation. Join us for an encore performance Saturday, March 18th at 1:30pm, downtown at 2nd and Gold Street at the The Tricklock Performance Laboratory, in Albuquerque!

Sat March 18, 2017 1:30 PM

Performance Laboratory

Conservatory Art

Art Exhibition

Monday, 11-28, was the final day
to check out EL VALOR DE LA LUZ, at the Sundowner; Working Classroom's Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition for 2016, led by local artist, Vicente Telles. We still have a few artworks for sale! Click the link below for a PDF catalog of the artwork.

El Valor De La Luz Catalog (.PDF)

Open to the Public


Mon–Thur: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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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...

21st Century Learning

Workshops at:


Calling all students at ACE Leadership High School, Native American Community Academy, and South Valley Academy!

Working Classroom is hosting Art, New Media and Theater workshops after-school at each of these locations. Click the photo to find out how to sign up!