MUSES Santa Fe

MUSES Santa Fe

1512 Pacheco Street, Suite D 204, Santa Fe, NM 87505




Creativity is something born in every person. It is something that grows with care and attention. It is a superpower. Sometimes we need a place to do it, or someone to show us how. That is why MUSES exists. Come practice growing your creative mind, learn new skills, make friends, make stuff, make time for creativity.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Masters of Reality – Mixed Media Over Photography

Sat Nov 11 & Sun Nov 12th, 10:00am – 4:00pm


At this time of year thoughts about ancestors and connections to the past are on our minds more than ever. Why not use those thoughts as a creative starting point in our new workshop Master of Reality- Mixed Media Over Photographs.

In this workshop participants use a versatile ‘Paint Over’ technique to create original artworks full of depth and meaning using a variety of mediums from gouache and acrylic to oils and ephemera. All the technical aspects needed for success are covered in addition to exploring your artistic voice. This discipline can be as meaningful or as whimsical as you choose to make it. Original photographs will not be damaged if you are choosing to work with a photo near and dear to your heart.

Enjoy 1 on 1 guidance from instructor Stacy Nixon to take your work further! Learn to incorporate this technique into your existing practice or blaze your new trail with Paint Over Photo as your foundation. The possibilities are endless!

Students will leave with both a large and small finished painting on panel as well as additional works on paper. Both beginners and those with more experience will enjoy this class in a supportive and fun environment.

Workshop Info:

  • Cost $285
  • Sat Nov 11 & Sun Nov 12th from 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Max 10 students
  • All skill levels welcome
  • Age level: adult (16 & up)


Thursday Nights Youth Art Party!

November 16 – December 14 Thursdays 5-6:30PM
(no class on Thanksgiving, class meets 4 times total)

Join us for Thursday Night Youth Art Party!

Thursday afternoons from 5-6:30 pm we welcome our younger artists to come experience the joys of making process art in a fun and supportive environment. Using professional quality materials students will learn about the creative process, receive one on one guidance from professional artist and instructor Stacy Nixon, explore different art mediums, and create some gorgeous holiday gifts for friends and family. This is next level art making for the younger set!

Thursday Night Art Party gives parents and caregivers some extra time to sqeeze in all those holiday errands too 🙂

Workshop Info:

  • Thursdays 5-6:30PM Nov 16 – Dec 14
  • Cost $250
  • Material Fee $25
  • Max 10 students
  • All skill levels welcome
  • Age level: youth (10 & up)



Meet Muses Director Stacy Nixon

Stacys award winning work has been shown consistently in some of the most noteworthy exhibitions and venues in the region, been recognized by multiple artist in residence programs throughout the country, and can be found in private collections and illustrated publications around the world. Her work is represented in multiple galleries throughout the West and has been shown with distinction in various museums.

Nixons artwork is created using gouache, oil, encaustic and precious gold and silver leaf. This combination of ancient and valuable materials combines to create luscious textures and finishes not commonly seen in contemporary painting.

She has a deep desire to illuminate the connections between the conscious mind and the unconscious landscape of possibility, with lots of beauty on the side. Connection to history, story, myth, and magic are always present, waiting to be discovered.