Open Studios

NMSU Open Studio poster

Join us for the New Mexico State University Department of Art Open Studios! This event focuses on opening our doors to the community to highlight the amazing work that the current students of the Department of Art are creating. The event will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, as a day event filled with workshops, art sales by students and art clubs, pop-up shows and much more! 

All programming will be held at the New Mexico State University Department of Art building, Devasthali hall at 1308 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88003

Music + vibes brought to you by producer and DJ, Late Night Loki (@lokelovesyou). 


Workshop Schedule:

Come learn some new techniques and materials with us during Open Studios! All workshops will be hosted in Devasthali Hall, throughout the building in different rooms/studios. They are open to all ages and are completely free!

Drop in from 10:00-2:00, Metal Pour with Jazmin Novak + Sculpture Crew, Outside Yard  

10:00-11:00, Clay Club’s Glaze a Mug, Studio 122

11:00-12:00, Textured Copper Keychains with Johanna Typaldos + Metals Club, Studio 130

12:00-1:00, Screen Printing Make-and-Take with Karly Jean Kainz, Studio 224

1:00-2:00, Laser Cut and Etched Pins with Johanna Typaldos, Studio 124


Drop in from 12:00-1:00, Come see what the students are doing in Museum Conservation, Room 115


* Come back Sunday, November 5th for Jazmin Novak's artist talk at 12:00, followed by a metal pour finishing demo at 1:00. For more information on this event see UAM's Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series website at

University Art Museum programming:

OutsmART: Bookmaking and Storytelling

November 4, drop in from 10am-2pm

Devasthali Hall, Room 106

Bookmaking and Storytelling: Accordion Books

This workshop will also be held November 18 and December 2.

NMSU Art Museum invites you to participate in a series of three bookmaking workshops related to the current exhibition Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Breaking the Binding and its accompanying publication. Participants will tour the exhibit, learn the tradition of Artist Books, learn introductory bookmaking techniques, and use these new skills to create books for their own artwork and storytelling.

Participation in all workshops is not required, but encouraged as some skills will build on the previous workshop. These workshops run in collaboration with Celia Álvarez Muñoz’s retrospective exhibition, Breaking the Binding, and participants can choose to exhibit their books with the University Art Museum in the Mullenix Gallery, alongside Celia’s murals as part of a growing collection of stories from our shared communities. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to attend.

In this workshop, students will learn basic a book-making technique to create accordion-fold books that tell stories of their choosing. Working with craft materials, markers, pencils, and crayons, students will create and decorate their accordion books with stories of their choosing. Participants can choose to exhibit their finished artist book in the museum’s Mullenix Bridge Gallery, exhibited alongside Celia Alvarez Munoz’s murals in Breaking the Binding.

Guided Tours of UAM exhibitions with Eva Gabriella Flynn:

11:00, 12:00, and 1:00