Education Programs


The Paseo Project works with community partners to provide educational programming year round, exposing our youth to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in the classroom – enhanced through the creative processes of local and visiting Paseo artists. Traditionally built around the annual PASEO festival’s theme and STEMarts LAB, visiting PASEO artists would provide in-school demos for young people to advanced workshops for accomplished artists. 

We are excited to extend that programming with year-round educational programming through our Paseo Youth STEAM curriculum with online activities for classroom or at-home engagement. 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 Education & Engagement Program is supported in part by Nina’s Fund, John & Janet Mockovciak and many additional generous donors.



The Paseo Youth STEAM program works with community educators to provide online programming built around local and visiting artists. The at-home platform and virtual online events exposes members of our community to 21st century skills, contemporary art practices, and exciting new ways to engage with the world.

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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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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.  For PASEO 2019 students explored 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 PASEO 2019. 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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In collaboration with PASEO 2019 artist, Ori Alon, DreamTree Youth participated 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 had 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 The PASEO, Las Pistoleras Instituto Cultural de Arte featured PASEO 2019 performance artist Rica Maestas in a creative educational workshop that shed light and empowered 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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