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Oklahoma State University’s Doel Reed Center in Taos invites you to a unique educational experience in beautiful Northern New Mexico. The leisure learning classes, designed by expert instructors for inquiring adults, invite you to explore the art, culture, and recreational experiences that multi-cultural Northern New Mexico offers.

Sept. 19-21, 2024

Enrollment for 2024 Leisure Learning courses begins March 15, 2024. Early enrollment ends July 20, 2024. Enrollment ends Aug. 20, 2024. 


Cancellation policy: For fall classes, enrollment withdrawals on or before July 20, 2024, are eligible for a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. After July 20, no refund will be granted. 


The course fee is $375 for early enrollment and $425 after Aug. 20, 2024.


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The Art of Fused Glass

The Art of Fused Glass with Diane HarrisInstructor: Diane Harris

Learn how to make fused glass art objects. The class will start with the basics of glass cutting and how glass acts at different temperatures. Projects will build on skills learned, starting with small jewelry pieces and proceeding to a final plate. Additional projects include suncatchers, garden stakes, ikebanas and nightlights. You are guaranteed to complete the class with an array of beautiful glass gifts for yourself or others. Beginners welcome!


Max enrollment: 6


Diane Harris resides in Taos, New Mexico, and has been active in the art community there for the last 25 years. She graduated from OSU with a Bachelor of Science in computer science and worked in the corporate environment for 16 years before turning her attention to art. She completed degrees in fine art, photography and digital imaging, and finally a master’s degree with focus on art history. She has focused her work in Raku pottery and fused glass.  She taught a well-received fused glass class for the Doel Reed Center in a previous Fall session.

Exploring New Mexico

Exploring New Mexico with Jennifer LynchInstructor: Jennifer Lynch

Walk the amazing landscapes, historic sites and hidden gems of Northern New Mexico.

Stroll the ancestral home of the Pueblo peoples of northern New Mexico at Bandelier National Monument and visit contemporary Picuris Pueblo. Hike the shady tree-lined trails of Santa Barbara Canyon and visit the Earthship Biosphere for a whole new take on Southwest architecture. This class is for those who love moderate hiking, breathtaking views and cultural adventures.


Max enrollment: 10


Jennifer Lynch is a master printmaker, painter and art educator based in N]northern New Mexico. She has been involved in the art communities in Taos and Santa Fe for 30 years.  An avid outdoorsperson, she shares her love of local sites and trails and the many hidden gems of northern New Mexico.

Taos in Color — Exploring the New Mexico Landscape through Watercolor

Women Artists of the SouthwestInstructor: Sara Schneckloth  

Explore Taos through color, with flora and architecture as your guides. Using watercolor, earth pigments and basic drawing materials, we will observe and translate seasonal golds, greens and lavenders into color studies and more developed images. Immerse yourself in the warm ochres, vibrant pinks and cool blues unique to New Mexican architecture, as we celebrate the aesthetic of Taos in autumn. No previous drawing or watercolor experience required.


Max enrollment: 10


Sara Schneckloth, the Doel Reed Center’s 2015 Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist, is a practicing professional artist and university professor with over 20 years of experience in the studio, curating and exhibiting artwork worldwide. She teaches a range of techniques on how to translate natural form and color through drawing, emphasizing close observation and impressionistic reaction in color and mark, working across mediums. In 2014, she came to New Mexico to draw intensively in the landscape for two months and has been digging deeper ever since. In 2017, she built a drawing studio on land outside of Regina, New Mexico, and has been teaching site-specific workshops in New Mexico since 2018.

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