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Taos is New Mexico True
Hands molding clay on a pottery wheel

Taos is blessed with an abundance of talent. From poets and novelists to artists, chefs, and more, there is a profusion of creativity in Taos to appreciate—and even participate in! Add a little self-enrichment to your time in Taos by taking a class or workshop led by one of our local luminaries. 

Taos is a famed art colony of old, so what better place to embark on your creative journey? Classes and workshops covering pottery and tableware, photography, stone carving, and painting—everything from plein air landscape to abstract—can start you on your path to creative expression.

If writing and literature are more your style, there are classes and workshops in Taos on everything from science fiction and fantasy to self-discovery through writing as well as explorations of Taos’s rich literary heritage.

You can also cook your way through the cuisines of Northern New Mexico and countless other world cuisines through cooking classes and demonstrations in Taos—all ending with a delicious sampling of all you’ve created.

The classes and workshops in Taos don’t stop with the arts—fine, literary, culinary, or otherwise. Spiritual retreats and workshops abound as well, encompassing yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Native American spirituality, traditional medicine, and more.

What better way to take a piece of Taos home with you than to embed the creativity and spirituality of this land within yourself? 

Active Photo Tours with Michael DeYoung

Private photo instruction and full-day/multiple-day photo tours with veteran local photographer and experienced workshop leader Michael DeYoung, an award-winning Adventure Travel & lifestyle photographer with decades of commercial success.

Casually elegant 1832 adobe hacienda nestled in a country setting. Scenic country grounds, labyrinth, private patios, space for quiet reflection, on-site orchards, and organic and/or locally-sourced gourmet breakfasts daily.

A block from Taos Plaza and steps to the Kit Carson Home & Museum, this locally owned B&B in several adobe buildings is 2.8 miles from Taos Pueblo. Rooms come with details that can include Spanish Colonial furniture, Native American art & crafts.

Casa Cristal Pottery

A huge inventory of Southwestern and Mexican products. We supply Southwest-style decor. Hand painted pottery from Mexico and also local artists from the Navajo reservation in New Mexico.

Cooking Studio Taos

In addition to offering cooking classes, Cooking Studio Taos hosts a Secret Supper club once a month. Join us for a five course meal, prepared by Chef Chris Maher, at a secret location in the Taos area that changes every month.

Committed to providing a luxurious, healthy environment for relaxation, revitalization, and healing. Guests can enjoy the resort’s two hydrotherapy tubs, saltwater pool or many spa service choices. Perfect venue for weddings and gatherings of all sizes, indoor or outdoor.

El Pueblo Lodge

Comprising several early 20th-century, adobe-style buildings on 3 acres, this casual hotel is an 11-minute walk from Taos Plaza and 2 miles from the native American shops at Taos Pueblo. Free continental breakfast and afternoon cookies.

Fechin Art Workshops

Honoring the memory of impressionist Nicolai Fechin, these workshops attract instructors of both national and international reputation. Workshops are limited to 20 students and advance reservations are required.

Fun Studio

Artists Studio , Gallery , workspace. Pop up rentals space , art tours and commissions.

Geraint Smith Photo Tours

Photo Tour/Workshops. Individualized and personalized full day or half day yesr round with nationally recognized photographer Geraint Smith.

Gwen Fox Abstract Expressionism

This workshop is for professional artists, beginning artists and creative souls. Gwen’s Watercolor, Fine Art Collage and Mixed Media Workshops brim with life, color and camaraderie.

Hacienda Del Sol Bed & Breakfast is a wedding venue nestled at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, with awe-inspiring views, stunning gardens, and inclusive packages, you're sure to cherish each loving moment spent at this hacienda.

Hyperslow Retreat Center at the Historic San Geronimo Lodge

Hyperslow Retreat Center is located at the historic San Geronimo Lodge in Taos. Our mission is to offer this one-of-a-kind property to those who lead mindful events, retreats and trainings. We believe in community.

Jacqueline Mallegni - Paper Rain Studio

Jacqueline is an artist and papermaker. She uses paper made by hand with flax fiber and kozo (mulberry fiber) to create mixed media sculpture. Her studio is open appointment. Papermaking and Fiber Art Workshops are offered monthly.

Joy Yoga

We are a community of movers believing strong bodies help us cultivate strong spirits. We offer classes for all bodies and energy levels, as well as pop up events, workshops, and offerings.

Jvala Moonfire

Come immerse in a healing Crystal Bowl Sound Bath as Harmonic Resonance, deeply Transformative Sound & Mantra guide you into a state of deep Relaxation & Healing. Book a sound bath for Retreats, Groups & Private Sessions! Check calandar for Local Events

Knomad Tiger

We aim to create beautifully crafted textiles and are immensely proud to be a sustainable brand with a major focus on up-cycling to create products that are handmade to bring you a truly unique product. Classes Available.

Lea Wildflower Wellness

Foot Reflexology Sessions on location and at Essential Massage

Mabel Dodge Luhan House Workshop Series

Former home of arts patron and author Mabel Dodge Luhan, her house is a mecca for the creative soul, and throughout the year workshops and retreats are scheduled for writers from all walks of life – from beginner to professional.


Opened 2014. Representing over forty Taos artists in nearly every medium and price range; jewelry, pottery, functional art, fine art, folk art and more. Also offering corporate and private curating, Art acquisition, staging, design and hanging services.

Mindful Frontiers LLC

Welcome your mindful future! Meditation is a practice that helps us navigate the uncertainties of life. With 25+ years of meditation experience & professional credentials, we match the meditation style to the level & needs of individual students or groups.


MovementLab classes meet Mondays at the Karuna Center in Taos. 7pm -9pm. First hour is a creative somatic movement class open to all people, followed by a one hour freeform dance in a dimly lit room. for more info go to

Moxie Fair Trade & Handmade

We have a fun, eclectic, colorful fair trade shop supporting artisans locally & globally. Clothing (womens, mens, children & plus sizes), gifts, accessories, home decor & more.

Native Roots Ancestral, Folk & Herbal Medicine Collective

We are a school of Ancestral, Folk & Herbal Medicine with a storefront supporting local herbalists and medicine makers. We also host onsite events, have body work and spiritual sessions available with practitioners and teachers of various backgrounds.

Patience Heyl /Fine Art Atelier & Gallery

Patience Heyl offers instruction in Oil, Watercolor, and Figure study. Awarded Taos Fall Festival Best of Show for 2016 and 2017. On going workshops at The Fine Art Atelier.

Power Womyn Retreat

4 night all inclusive retreat for women to experience the magic of Taos, culture of the Taos Pueblo and Mountains and Spirituality within themselves.

Richard Alan Nichols Workshops

With a rich foundation in traditional impressionism, this personable, internationally recognized artist schedules workshops and private classes throughout the year.

Sax Stonecarving Workshop

Mark Sax workshops were founded with the goal of providing a format for the best instructors in the field to share their knowledge with students. The teacher-student ratio is small; each 7-day workshop is limited to 18 participants.

SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute

Taos Cultural Institute courses give you two-and-a-half days of in-depth, hands-on exploration of topics that reflect the unique cultural richness of Northern New Mexico.

SOMOS Winter & Summer Writer Series

These literary evenings invite writers to read from their recent work, pairing up-and-coming writers with nationally and internationally recognized authors. The eight-week programs take place January/February and July/August of every year.

Stephen Kilborn Workshops

Well known for his colorful individually-made tableware and pottery, Stephen is also an accomplished watercolorist and acrylic painter. Stephen is starting to teach small groups of 1 to 4 people for one- or two-day workshops.

Steven Bundy Photo Tours

With your camera in hand, discover Taos and its spectacular back roads with professional photographer Steven Bundy. All skill levels will enjoy the day of exploring the area. Camera instruction included, if needed. 12 years of Photo Tour/Guide/Workshop Experience.

Taos Art School

Courses on creativity, field trips to Canyon de Chellly and the Four Corners area for plein air painting and photography, equine sculpture, even the Artist in the Kitchen featuring an appreciation of Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Taos Art Supply

Taos Art Supply, is in a 220-year-old building nestled between Ledoux Street and Ranchitos Road. Offering everything artists need to create their next masterpiece!

Taos Clay Pottery Workshops and Classes

offers multi-day workshops are designed for serious ceramic students of all ability levels and cover a broad variety of construction, glazing and firing techniques, many taught by notable regionally and nationally recognized ceramic artists

Taos Toolbox Writers Workshop

A two-week Master Class in Science Fiction and Fantasy, this "graduate" workshop is designed to bring the professional writer of science fiction and fantasy writing to the next level.

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation is one of the oldest artist residence programs in the country. The Foundation keeps a low-profile and serves as a haven for painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, composers, photographers and film.

With shaded gardens and lovely indoor spaces, this artistic salon is steeped in early 20th century artistic and literary history – a perfect place to stay, get married or have a retreat. 2/10 mile east of Taos Plaza on Morada Lane.

Vista Verde Retreat is a wonderful place to host your workshop or retreat. Ideal for dance, yoga retreats, Tai Chi, movement, corporate training, art and other types of creative and/or healing workshops.

Winter Corn Place

Small group and individual classes and retreats for personal and professional development.