Paseo Youth STEAM Program

The Paseo Project works with community partners to provide educational programming built around local and visiting PASEO artists. From in-school demos for young people to virtual online events, The Paseo Project’s education programs expose members of our community to 21st century skills, contemporary art practices, and exciting new ways to engage with the world.



The Paseo Project and artist Morgan Barnard present

Paseo Youth STEAM Night: The Spirit of Light

December 17, 5 – 7pm

Recording of the event: HERE

Celebrate the spirit of light during your holidays with Paseo’s launch of their virtual youth STEAM education program. Light symbolizes new beginnings, renewal, and growth. Inspired by New Mexico artist, Morgan Barnard, “Creating Art with Light” uses your phone’s camera as an expressive image creation device. Using materials around your home, you are invited to explore interactions of lights and materials to create abstract visual imagery. 

It’ll be fun for the whole family, and you’ll have a project you can all work on together over the holiday break!

This event was recorded live on December 17, 5 – 7pm
The course is available for you to freely access after the launch to enjoy over the holidays and any time next year!  

If you’re already excited and want to dive in between now and the 17th, here are some places you can get started:


Morgan Barnard is a digital artist and designer working in the areas of public art, interactive media, immersive installations and live cinema. He creates environments that combine interactivity, data-visualisation and experimental digital techniques. With a background as a director, editor and educator, Morgan brings a broad multidisciplinary skill set to the projects he works on. His work includes the public art lighting project “Tilikum Light” in Portland, Oregon that uses data from the Willamette river to control the color of lights on the Tilikum Crossing bridge and “Sublimare” at the San Diego airport where a dynamic lighting installation is controlled using real-time data from a wave buoy off the coast. His work has been displayed in galleries and installed in urban environments across the US and internationally in New Zealand, Australia, Italy and Canada.

Karin Moulton, co-founder and former director of Taos Academy Charter School, joined the Paseo team in 2020 to help design a STEAM curriculum that meets the needs of these times. Karin has been an educator for 15 years in both public and private schools. She brings an understanding of the importance for students to have the 21st century leadership skills necessary to succeed in the modern world, as well as a personal interest in the arts and a history of educational leadership in Taos.