For Immediate Release  

  Eric Davis,  Marketing & Communications Director
                505.424.2351, or
  Jonathan Breaker (Blackfoot/Cree), Continuing Education Manager
                 505.424.2308, or

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Announces
Summer 2019 Schedule of
Education Classes

Santa Fe, NM - May 23, 2019.

For Summer 2019,  IAIA Continuing Education  is offering a range of courses in professional development, personal enrichment, and health and wellness. If you work within the creative and non-profit sectors, learn how to better manage your time, efforts, and ideas by signing up for  The Art of Project Management . Learn how to manage personal finances, construct lawn chairs, or take a Zumba class. Classes are convenient and affordable -- with experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Some courses are offered at no cost thanks to the assistance of organizations such as WESST Northern New Mexico. Please refer to the IAIA website for more course/instructor information and registration at

IAIA is located on the south side of Santa Fe, in the Rancho Viejo neighborhood. For directions and a map of the campus, click here.

After taking IAIA CE Classes, students had this to say:

"Lots of interaction between instructor and students about course material."  April 26, 2019
" Class size for one to one interaction. Field demonstration on how to. Instructors knowledge." April 29, 2019
"The Prof. was participatory and very engaging." March 27, 2019
" The timing in the evening is perfect for people who work or take day classes"  March 20, 2019
" The instructor was amazing. Very safe. Very professional. Gave us plenty of opportunity to learn and push the boundaries of our abilities at the same time. Lots of fun!"  March 11, 2019

Courses offered:
Professional Development 
The Art of Project Management 
Instructor: Melanie Buchleiter
Mondays and Wednesdays (June 17-July 10)
Cost: $60
Etsy Workshop
Training by WESST
Instructor: Annie McHale
Thursdays (August 8 and August 15th)
Center for Lifelong Education Building, Conference Room 2 (2nd  Floor)
Personal Finance: Is Money Stressing You Out?
Training by WESST
Instructor: Pi Luna
Thursday, August 22
Center for Lifelong Education Building, Conference Room 2 (2nd  Floor)
Pricing for Profit 
Training by WESST
Instructor: Bette Bradbury
Thursday, August 22
Center for Lifelong Education Building, Conference Room 2 (2nd  Floor)
Personal Enrichment
The Lawn Chair
Instructor: Paul Moore (Chickasaw)
Saturday, June 15
Free (limited to only 6 people)
Sculpture and Foundry Building, Wood Workshop/Studio
Indigenous Fashion 1940s-Present
Instructor: Amber Dawn Bear Robe, (Siksika/Blackfoot)
Tuesdays and Thursdays (July 9-July 18)
Cost: $20
How to Grow Food in a Greenhouse
Instructor:   Teresa Kaulaity Quintana  (Kiowa)
Saturdays (July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Cost: $20

Health and Wellness
Circuit Training
Instructor: Robert Orozco (Pojoaque Pueblo)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (June 24-July 26)
Cost: $50
Instructor: Christina Castro (Taos Pueblo, Jemez Pueblo)
Tuesdays and Thursdays (June 18 - July 23)
Cost: $20

How to Register
Please register online. Classes are available on a first come, first served basis.  Register early as seats are limited. See course information for any costs associated with each course.
Ways to register:
  • Online:
  • Telephone 505.424.2308
  • In-person at IAIA Continuing Education Office - 2nd Floor, Center for Lifelong Education
To earn IAIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and IAIA Continuing Education Digital Badges, participants must register and fully participate in courses and course work. CEU Transcripts will be provided at a cost of $5 per transcript. Digital badges will be issued for courses completed.  
Note: If you can't attend for any reason, please advise the CE Manager so your seat can be available for another participant. Class times and locations may change without notice. For up-to-date information, please refer to the IAIA Continuing Education online course listing at

We reserve the right to cancel, reschedule or combine classes and to change instructors when necessary.
Continue Your Education with IAIA
Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Continuing Education is committed to providing comprehensive training and adult education for the advancement and growth in workforce skills, lifelong learning, and empowerment through community-based learning opportunities. IAIA Continuing Ed formally recognizes learning by issuing Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and IAIA Digital Badges to participants that have completed CE courses, workshops or training sessions. CEUs and Badges are also offered for educational programming presented by external organizations across the country. IAIA CE Badges are also a means to recognize learning and can be utilized in resumes, posted to social media and shared across online platforms.

Partner with IAIA Continuing Education

If your organization would like to partner with IAIA CE to provide CEUs and Digital Badges at your training events or if you would like to suggest or teach a course, please fill out the online form on the IAIA website at

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email  or call 505.424.2308.
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Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, and Performing Arts -- an MFA in Creative Writing -- along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History -- IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 495 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe.  IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission -- and is the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

About IAIA -- For over 50 years, the Institute of American Indian Arts has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an internationally acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through our Land Grant Programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures -- and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.  Learn more about IAIA and our mission at


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