Working Classroom cultivates the artistic, civic, and academic minds of youth through in-depth arts projects with contemporary artists to amplify historically ignored voices, resist systemic injustices, and imagine a more equitable society.
We incorporate reading, writing, research, and critical thinking into our art and theater programs. Students are challenged to enrich their work by developing advanced academic skills.
Examples of our integrated programs include:
- Three Months Notice/Tres Meses de Aviso, a graphic novel about predatory lending.
- Hasta La Muerte Nos Separe, a fotonovela about domestic violence.
- Windows and Mirrors: The Afghanistan Project, an installation about women and child victims of the war in Afghanistan.
Our original plays including:
- Borderless Dreams/Sueños Sin Fronteras, The Price of Silence/El Precio del Silencio, The Rubber Band, A Falta de Pan, Galleta/Crack’er, Highway 47, and Light In My Soul/La Luz en Mi Alma, Solving for X.
We provide all students with access to tutors who offer assistance with homework, college preparation and professional development skills. All student artists and actors work with tutors at least 1.5-2 hours weekly.
Students have opportunities to apply for paid artist apprenticeships, new media internships, and for theatrical productions throughout the year.
- Bard College
- College of Santa Fe
- Hampshire College
- Macalester College
- Pitzer College
- NYU Tisch School of the Arts
- Theater School of DePaul University
- University of New Mexico
- Central New Mexico Community College
- Institute of American Indian Arts
- Pacific Northwest College of Art
- Pomona College
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- University of Miami