Exhibit: July 11-25, 2014 Opening Reception: July 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm THE GREEN ROOM: 317 Gold Ave SW FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Working Classroom artists share their thoughts about the social justice issues impacting Albuquerque. Themes include police brutality, GMOS, addiction, immigration, biculturalism and inequality. Original hand painted books, limited edition zines’ & abstract paintings, based on each artist’s zine topic, will be on view.

Working Classroom’s 26th Summer Arts Institute

Every summer, for nine weeks, Working Classroom hosts prominent guest artists who come from across the country and across town to teach art & theater to aspiring student artists and actors.

This summer, former WC visual art educator Jorge De la Torre took time out from his studies at the School of the Art Institute Chicago to return to Albuquerque and teach a painting and drawing class for budding 5th grade artists. Students explored color, shape, line, composition and texture and applied what they learned to paint self-portraits.

Arizona State University associate professor of acting Micha Espinosa - who has mentored our students every summer for a decade - is a master Fitzmaurize voice teacher, author and activist. She offered two intensive workshops in speech and voice techniques..

Working Classroom’s visual arts program director Rosalie Lopez taught "Zines in Black & White", a workshop for students to experiment with India ink to create individual fonts and chap books addressing social/political theme that concerned them.


A CALL TO ACTION! Working Classroom has served our Albuquerque with high-quality artistic training, landmark public art and groundbreaking main stage productions for over 26 years.
Now we’re asking - YOU! and 100 other friends old and new to help us as we transition into the next 26 years of making even more challenging work, training even more young artists and actors, mentoring even more students who want to succeed but who don’t know how, and continuing to increase representation in the arts locally and nationally. Your gift will help:
  • Provide low-income middle school and high school students with rigorous artistic training in our after school and summer visual art and theater conservatory program.
  • Provide high school students with access to college preparation skills including SAT/ACT test taking and college essay writing help with professional academic coaches.
  • Provide middle school and high school students with professional development opportunities including financial literacy, speaking and writing skills and resume building.
  • Provide students with opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork or perform in a main stage production as paid actors…
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    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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