Education & Engagement

PASEO 2019 Education and Engagement Programs

The Paseo works with community partners to provide educational programming built around the festival’s theme, and visiting PASEO artists. From in-school demos for young people to advanced workshops for accomplished artists, PASEO 2019 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 Education & Engagement Program is supported in part by Nina’s Fund, John & Janet Mockovciak and many additional generous donors.


STEMarts@PASEO Youth Program builds experiences – workshops, internships and interactions – with PASEO festival’s visiting artists. Artists go into every middle and highschool in Taos County and we bring students to the festival for engaging STEAM experiences. See the PASEO 2019 educational programs by clicking link below.

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Call for Submissions: The Telepoem Booth®, is now accepting submissions from poets, writers and storytellers in Taos County for poems, micro-essays and recollections about WATER to include in the Telepoem Booth for The PASEO Festival. Deadline: Aug. 16, 2019. $25 honorarium. Learn more here: 

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Twirl partners annually with The PASEO to provide a collaborative art installation and educational programs to engage some of our community’s youngest members and their families in the festival.  This year, students will explore symbiotic networks in nature, connecting creatively and consciously as a community.

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Students from local Taos highschools worked with Digital Artist Morgan Barnard to create site specific projection mapping installations located at different points throughout The PASEO. With this collaboration students creatively explored local acequias through documentary, motion graphics and projection mapping. Interviewing community members about the history and significance of the acequia system in the Taos area, students chose sites downtown to display stories as small projection mapping installations. 

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DreamTree Youth participate in a 2-3 hour workshop focused on playful paperwork such as Joy Permits, OK Parent Awards, Forgiveness Licenses, and/or refurbished report cards. The workshop has is a dual focus in self-acceptance and playful critique of adults using humor. Each youth created at least one piece of playful documentation. They also participated in a Wheel of Empathy activity, which includes having empathy for youth and/or homeless people.

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As an educational intervention and collaboration with PASEO, Las Pistoleras Instituto Cultural de Arte will join featured PASEO performance artist Rica Maestas in a creative educational workshop that will shed light and empower the true history of La Llorona and La Malinche as an espejo (mirror) to one another. Las Pistoleras Instituto Cultural de Arte, 1219 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, August 24, 2019, 3 PM.

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