We’re located between Alamogordo and Artesia on Hwy 82, just a few miles down Hwy 244 from Ruidoso. In the center of the mountain village of Cloudcroft, one can easily find the Old Red Brick Schoolhouse, home to the Michael Nivison Public Library.

If you are thinking about joining us this summer, the following contains travel information to the Cloudcroft area. If you are flying, the closest airport is the El Paso International Airport – El Paso, TX.

The El Paso International Airport is approximately 110 miles south of Cloudcroft. Take Highway 54 north to Alamogordo. Take the Alamogordo Bypass to the US 70/82 Junction. Proceed on U.S. Highway 82 east to Cloudcroft.

There is an Alamo-El Paso Shuttle that can bring you from the airport to Alamogordo at the Desert Aire Best Western Hotel.  Reservations are required – 800-872-2701.  We will be happy to pick you up in Alamogordo if you let us know a week prior to your workshop when to meet your shuttle. or 800-872-2701 or 575-437-1472

If you choose for us to pick you up in Alamogordo, you will need to be physically able to do a fair amount of walking, depending upon where you stay. The Village of Cloudcroft is at 8600 ft. elevation. PLEASE check with your doctor if you have a health condition that high altitudes might affect.

We strongly urge all students flying to buy refundable airline tickets in case of workshop cancellations or other unforeseen changes.


The are many choices for lodging in Cloudcroft. Please enjoy exploring the options. Many of them offer discounts for the Workshop art students. PLEASE ASK! If you are here without a car, you may wish to select lodging closest to The Red Brick School House (community center) 90 Swallow St. where the workshops are held. The suggested listings below range from elegant to basic.

Contact us for questions or further information – email: or Linda Carter: 575.682.3601

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