Heritage Arts


Northern New Mexico University is dedicated to preserving heritage arts unique to this region. Community members can take classes in traditional woodcarving and Rio Grande style weaving at our El Rito campus or take retablo, bulto and tinsmithing at the Española campus.

Click here for information about the Associate Degree of Southwestern Folk Arts


Northern is currently offering the following Heritage Arts courses to the Community for a reduced rate of $100 per credit hour:

ART 152C Traditional Spanish Colonial Retablo
ART 157C Retablo Making
ART 158C Bulto Making
ART 130C Tinsmithing I
ART115C Traditional Woodcarving