Santa Fe Art Workshops
Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
The Valdes Corporation opened a frame shop and art supply store in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1979. Daily art classes were started in 1980. In 1983, the summer workshops began and a new art studio was built. [Google Map]
Valdes Art Workshops obtain nationally renowned professional instructors. Workshop participants come from all over the United States and other countries to attend the courses and explore the variety of arts available in this well-established art community.
Santa Fe is located in New Mexico's high desert at an altitude of 7, 000 feet. Days can be quite warm, afternoon showers are common in mid to late summer, and evenings are cool. A few commercial flights come into Santa Fe, but most visitors fly into Albuquerque, 55 miles to the south, and rent a car or take an airport shuttle to Santa Fe. The city offers eight major museums, 150 art galleries, opera, chamber music, flamenco, and a host of other cultural opportunities. Other nearby recreational options include hiking, fishing, golf and camping. Indian pueblos, archaelogical sites, and small mountain villages make for outstanding sightseeing and an introduction to the area's rich history.