workshops, classes and retreats

Taking a class or a workshop is an ideal way to use your Taos visit for self-enrichment. Consider signing up for a pottery workshop or a photo excursion led by a prominent New Mexico photographer. Learn to blow glass. Take a creative writing workshop.

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    Austing Haus
    The Austing Haus is a charming boutique mountain hotel with Bavarian character. The hotel includes 24 rooms and an elegant dining hall. A complete renovation of rooms and building have breathed new life into the Austing Haus.
    Vista Verde Retreat Center
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Alpine Village Suites
    Wedding events are a specialty here, and the conference room is a great choice for receptions, rehearsal dinners bachelor/bachelorette parties in Taos Ski Valley.
    Adobe and Pines Inn Bed & Breakfast 
    A luxurious, romantic, and beautiful adobe hacienda in a country setting. Featuring scenic country grounds, a labyrinth and private patios for strolling and sitting, orchards and full gourmet breakfasts daily. 12 rooms and 6 acres of garden
    Mable 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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    Hotel La Fonda de Taos
    The Karavas Center in this historic hotel seats 50 for dinner or 70 for a standing reception. This lovely room boasts soaring ceiling heights, impressive kiva fireplace and Southwestern ambience.
    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.
    Mabel Dodge Luhan House
    With their shaded gardens and lovely indoor spaces, this home is steeped in early 20th century artistic and literary history – a perfect beginning to your life together. 2/10 mile east of Taos Plaza on Morada Lane.
    Hacienda del Sol 
    This lovely former home of Mabel Dodge Luhan can host your reception in the courtyard garden for up to 100, or give you a combination of an indoor/outdoor event with menus prepared by the inn’s master chef.
    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.
    Weaving Southwest Classes and Workshops
    This premier outlet for regional tapestry yarns and supplies has been a long-standing tradition in the weaving community in Taos. Lessons focus on contemporary tapestry design and are taught by third-generation owner Teresa Loveless.
    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.
    El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa
    Passionately committed to providing a healthy environment for relaxation, revitalization and healing the living spa is located in the town of Taos. Guests can enjoy the resort’s two hydrotherapy tubs or saltwater pool and the many choices
    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.
    Columbine Inn and Conference Center
    Outdoor weddings are the specialty of the Taos Ski Valley of this lovely inn and can help provide you with the ceremony of your dreams for groups of 10-75. 18 miles northeast of Taos Plaza
    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.
    Geraint Smith Photo Tours
    Photo Tours and Three Day Workshops Individualized and personalized full day or half day Year Round Photo Tours with Taos photographer Geraint Smith.
    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.
    Heritage Inspirations LLC
    Discover New Mexico. Dynamic, Authentic & Diverse Travel Experiences. We provide creative and authentic travel sojourns woven together to experience the culture, heritage and wild places in the Land of Enchantment.
    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.
    Old Martina’s Hall
    This 300 year old lovingly restored hall and restaurant was once the western façade of the historic San Francisco de Asis Plaza and Church. With banquet seating for up to 170 and a stage for the head table or musicians, plus reception areas
    Sagebrush Inn & Conference Center
    With seating for up to 600 for dinner indoors, or the option of an outdoor reception in one of the several courtyards, The Sagebrush is a popular choice for local and out-of-town weddings. Wedding packages are available.
    Arts and Soul Taos
    Arts and Carafe offers unique way to let loose, laugh and find your inner artist! Our talented teachers will guide you step-by-step to recreate a beautiful painting while you enjoy local wines. We'll provide all the ingredients you'll need
    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.
    Richard Alan Nichols Workshops
    With a rich foundation in traditional impressionism, this personable, internationally recognized artist schedules workshops and private classes throughout the year.
    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.
    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.
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