Mural Apprenticeship:

with Layqa Nuna Yawar

Layqa Nuna Yawar is a migrant latinx artist, large scale muralist, agitator, educator and organizer born in Ecuador and based out of Newark, NJ. He will be joining us this July to lead a team of apprentices in creating a bold addition to the Barelas neighborhood! This is a paid position for youth.

The project runs July 10th – July 28th, 2017.

Applications are due Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 4 pm. Please deliver them in person to 423 Atlantic SW, or email to

Now Showing

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.

Watch an interview with The Education Project ensemble member Jorje Brickhouse as she talks about the importance of representation in education and in the arts. Thank you for supporting Solving for X!

The Education Project: Representation from Working Classroom on Vimeo.


Summer Programs

Summer Schedule for 2017!

For a more detailed and current list of our summer workshops, visit the Workshop Schedule.


Senior Action Project:

"New Mexico Resources for People with Down Syndrome" by Roberto Tirado-Fuentes from Working Classroom on Vimeo.

This video was created by a senior at the South Valley Academy under the guidance of guest instructor, Alex Ross-Raymond in Working Classroom's New Media Lab! To view more Social Issue Short Films visit our vimeo channel: here!

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...
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Board of Directors

"Working Classroom will hold its quarterly board meeting on

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 5:30-7pm at 423 Atlantic SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

For more info contact Gabrielle Uballez at 505.252.9267 or"

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!

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.