Courses

Plein Air Painting in Northern New Mexico

The wide open spaces and majestic high desert light has long attracted artists to Santa Fe and the surrounding mesas, canyons, and mountains of Northern New Mexico. You are invited to immerse yourself in these spaces and explore watercolor and acrylic painting as a means for experiencing the environment in a deeper way. We will…

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Southwestern Women: Claiming Homelands and Sustaining Culture

Mary Cabot Wheelwright at El Santuario de ChimayĆ³. Photo courtesy of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Whether we remained settled in our homes, migrated to new places, or became nomads wandering to discover new lands, everyone experienced a redefining of their home community throughout this past year or so. Here in the Southwest,…

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Ecology of the Southwest

We teach ecology, but how often do we get to live it? Using Santa Fe, NM, as your base camp, come experience the wild beauty of New Mexico and get inspired to reconnect with the natural classrooms outside our schools.  With its mountains, mesas, sunsets, and 300 days of sunshine, New Mexico truly is a…

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Stepping Lightly to Go Deep: Daily Hiking and Writing Practice

We live busy largely indoor lives with lots of noise. In particular, these past two years of pandemic have inundated us with a near-debilitating level of information about all the things we should be doing, and not doing, in order to be good, safe, healthy, whole human beings. It is a lot of weight we…

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