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Museum of Fine Arts

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.

For additional information on Santa Fe and its cultural and leisure time opportunities, contact the Santa Fe Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504 or 800-777-2489.

Recommended Hotels

We have arrangements with two local motels to offer our students special rates. Call Pecos Trail Inn, 505-982-1943 ($64 per night and up); or Santa Fe Sage, 505-982-5952 or 866-433-0335 ($78 per night and up). Santa Fe Sage is within walking distance of Valdes. The Pecos Trail Inn is a short drive away.