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 Tuesday, May 30, 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.

Board of Directors


May 2, 2017

Working Classroom will hold a meeting of the board of directors executive committee on Friday, May 5th at 11am. A regular board meeting will also be held on Monday, May 15th at 5pm. Both meetings are open to the public and will be held at Working Classroom located at 423 Atlantic SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. For more information contact WC executive director, Gabrielle Uballez, at 505.242.9267



2 de mayo, 2017

Habrá una reunión del comité ejecutivo de la junta directiva de Working Classroom el viernes 5 de mayo a las 11 am. Una junta regular del consejo también se llevará a cabo el lunes, 15 de mayo a las 5pm. Ambas reuniones están abiertas al público y se llevarán a cabo en Working Classroom ubicada en 423 Atlantic SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Para más información comuníquese con la directora ejecutiva de WC, Gabrielle Uballez, al 505.242.9267


Summer Programs

Summer Schedule for 2017!


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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WE ARE HERE: La Culminación de un Año Thursday, May 25th, 2017 @ Siembra Leadership. Join us from 5:30pm-7:30pm for an evening of art, food and music!

Say you'll be there on our Facebook Event Page!

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.