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Art Alchemy - Painting & Mixed Media Classes

For the novice or the expert, these workshops are a ton of fun! Accredited artist and teacher, Lauren Mantecon brings her 20 years of expertise to her Santa Fe studio. Taking you beyond the paint and into mixed media, Lauren provides the materials, you just bring your creative spirit and curious mind.

For individuals or groups. Custom classes of 2 or more hours, multi-day workshops, Art Play & Wine Days, and retreats available. Children must be accompanied by an adult. MENTION SANTA FE SELECTION.


Address: 123A Camino Teresa, Santa Fe, N.M 87505  MAP


Classes are customized to your needs and schedule. Please call to book your class or workshop.

Advance notice is preferable.

Phone: (505) 428-9469CALL

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Working with a variety of tools from pencil, charcoal, pastel, paint, collage, gesso, encaustic, wood panels and paper, to mention just a few, Lauren is excellent at opening the doors for you to discover your creative spirit and expression. In her classes there are no mistakes, she encourages you to let go of the "hows" and "whys" you may have learned and explore new realms of fun and creativity that lie beneath the surface. Whether you're an experienced artist or a curious novice, these classes will inspire you.

Rates: start at $185 for a private 2 hour class. Group rates available. Multi-day workshop rates and special retreat rates upon request. MENTION SANTA FE SELECTION when you call.

"Lauren’s workshop was a revelation! I went in feeling nervous and hesitant, I came out feeling open, inspired and uninhibited." - Laura Lovitt, CA.

"It was a pleasure to face the creative challenge under Lauren’s very professional guidance. Her humor made the adventure even more rewarding. Thanks for expanding my creative spirit." - Ann Puchner, Board of Directors, Sun Valley Art Center.

Lauren was formerly a professor of art at the University of Portland. Her work has shown extensively in top galleries, museums and private collections across the U.S. including New York and Mexico. She has been awarded numerous art fellowships and traveled a lecture circuit with her work. Lauren now resides in Santa Fe and offers her classes in her own artist studio.

Read my blog post about our experience in Lauren's workshops.