Thank You! Three Decades Three Murals!

“Its been an honor to have three decades three murals lead muralists and the ten student apprentices during this summer. It was wonderful to witness the transference of skills and knowledge of social justice, and we look forward to the next generation of cultural leaders. Thank you all again for a wonderful summer.”

– Working Classroom Executive Director, Maria Gallegos.

If you have yet to see our newest murals please do so! “!Arriba Nuevo Mexico!” is located at the Swop office, 211 10th St SW. “Creator and Destroyer” is up at our building located at 423, Atlantic Ave, SW. “Lxs Niñxs Son Las Semillas, Nosotrxs Las Raices” will be up at Lew Wallace Elementary Elementary School soon, 513 6th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Below are photos of our “Three Murals, Three Decades,” Celebration.  Thank you


The Working Classroom Three Murals, Three Decades Mural team poses for a photo after an orientation workshop. Left to Right, Sky Lucero, Isabela Ortega, Alyssa Johnson, Michelle Perez, Estefania Valencia, Felice Foster, Maya Aranda, Luis Carlos Munoz, Angel Pavia. Center Row: Right to Left, Maria Gallegos, Eric Garcia, Adilene Martinez, Julissa Rivera, Meggan Gomez, Joe Stephenson. Bottom Row: Right to Left, Katia Perez, John Acosta.

Student-artist, Estefania Valencia, paints at the SWOP building.


Maya Aranda and Estefania Valencia sit on top of a scaffold at the SWOP building.

Julissa Rivera poses for a photo outside of the Working Classroom building. Julissa was one of the student-artists that worked as an apprentice for one of our newest mural.

Student-Artist, Alyssa Johnson, paints outside of our building for our “Creator and Destroyer” Mural.

Student-Artist, Isabel Becerra, paints gold on a cactus. This mural will be installed at Lew Wallace Elementary School shortly.

Student-Apprentice, Isabela Ortega, outlines a flower pedal. This mural was created in only one week.