This program introduces local and regional artists and their chosen medium to the Manzano Mountain community. MMAC provides access to resources and materials for adults and youth to delve into various art forms. Artist instructors give an overview of the art form and guide participants through the basic steps. You are the Artist is an opportunity for attendees to meet artists and learn new art skills.
This highly successful program has attracted participants of all ages and backgrounds since its inception. Community members frequently inquire about the next program and artist. Several workshops have spun-off, establishing a group interested in a particular art form after learning the basics at a You are the Artist event.
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MMAC expanded the program to online video instruction while gathering at in-person workshops when possible. The artist-led workshops are approximately 3 hours in length and usually cost $5.00 to attend. There is no cost to view You are the Artist videos.
Pat Havens, Program Director