Art Alchemy - Painting & Mixed Media Classes
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OFFERING  Art Studio Tours, Demos, Workshops, Classes, and Mentorships.  And for the art buyer or collector, Lauren Mantecon's studio is open for art viewings upon request. Her workshops are a ton of fun and whether you're a novice or expert, her custom classes of 2 or more hours, multi-day workshops, Art Play & Wine Days, and retreats will help you expand your joy and creativity. Kids Classes available upon special request. 

Accredited artist and teacher, Lauren Mantecon brings her 20 years of expertise to her professional 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.

Mention Santa Fe Selection when you call!

Phone: (503) 473-2786call


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


Advance notice is required. Classes and viewings are customized to your needs and schedule.

Please call to book your class or workshop.


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Lauren in the studio

Artist Statement: "My works evolve and revolve around the abstract; touching on the crossing points, the emotional states and the felt sense between the profound mystery and what can't quite be seen by the naked eye."

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.

Rates: Adult Private & Group Classes start at $250 +tax for an individual private 2 hour class, $75+tx per additional participant, includes all materials.

Multi-day workshop rates and special retreat rates upon request.

Kids class rates by request. During COVID Lauren offers private Group Classes. Also offering a Community of Support for Artists through the Mantecon Studio Membership Program, call or click link above for more info.

"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.