Art Trek

A Trek for Artists who Love to be Outside

The Art Trek is a project-based expedition ideal for artists who love to be outdoors. Explore Native arts, various forms of music, jewelry making, and leather working – guided by our resident experts at Basecamp, as well as special visits to New Mexico artisans. Learn how the power of the environment and culture of the Southwest influences the area’s art. Mediums like leather working, storytelling, metal smithing, pottery, weaving, painting, and drawing can all be a part of this trek. This trek is the perfect experience for someone looking to hone their skills, experience new media, and be inspired by the landscape and culture of the Southwest. Open to all levels; no experience necessary – just the curiosity to explore and grow!

Art Trek will spend about two weeks “on the road,” visiting local artists in New Mexico and about one week at our Basecamp. Each year the itinerary varies, though you can rest assured that there will be plenty of time to learn about different artists’ processes, view finished products, and create art. Throughout the trek, there will be opportunities to contribute to an individual and a collective portfolio of projects.

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Age: 15-18

Dates: July 15-August 4

Minimum Group Size: 8

Maximum Group Size: 10

Instructors: 2

Elevation Range: 5,000 to 11,000 feet 

Average Pack Weight: daypacks typically weigh around 15 lbs. 

Course Starts and Ends: Albuquerque, NM

Full Cost: $3,450, scholarships available

“I learned that creativity is not something to fear, but rather something to embrace and unleash.”


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