Art Alchemy - Painting & Mixed Media Classes
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OFFERING ONLINE OPEN STUDIO CLASSES during COVID. Call for more info. For the novice or the expert, families, groups, 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.

Custom classes of 2 or more hours, multi-day workshops, Art Play & Wine Days, and retreats available. Kids Classes available. MENTION SANTA FE SELECTION.

Phone: (505) 428-9469call


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.

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Lauren in the studio

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: Adult drop-in classes Wednesdays: $75 +tax + $10 materials fee (multi-package rates available). Adult Private & Group Classes start at $225+tax for an individual private 2 hour class, $65+tx per additional participant, includes all materials. Kids classes by request.

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


"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.