Intensive Mosaic Workshop

Then join us for our Intensive Workshop with Lead Artist Vanessa Alvarado. This 7-day workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to create a personal project with beautiful, high-quality tiles made by you.

Intensive Mosaic Workshop

Then join us for our Intensive Workshop with Lead Artist Vanessa Alvarado. This 7-day workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to create a personal project with beautiful, high-quality tiles made by you.

ALMA is a nonprofit art organization that supports and nurtures artists of all ages in creating artworks of exceptional quality while building entrepreneurial skills. Our paid mosaic arts apprenticeship model develops leaders through a diverse and inclusive program.

ALMA was honored to win the Legacy Award for 2020!  See video to hear about our program!

Who We Are

apprentices creating the Giver of Water mural

We chose ALMA as our name because, besides being an acronym, it means soul in Spanish. We genuinely pour our heart and soul into our designs and our relationships with all the artists we work with.   We are a creative community that supports and empowers artists of all ages and creates world-class artwork through an apprenticeship model that develops leaders in a diverse and inclusive way.

Apprentice carving out large flower peddles
ALMA tile apprentice installing "Fire Guardian" mural

We chose ALMA as our name because, besides being an acronym, it means soul in Spanish. We genuinely pour our heart and soul into our designs and our relationships with all the artists we work with.   We are a creative community that supports and empowers artists of all ages and creates world-class artwork through an apprenticeship model that develops leaders in a diverse and inclusive way.

What We Do

ALMA Summer Institute is an Albuquerque nonprofit art organization in NM that creates large-scale handmade ceramic tile mosaics using the apprenticeship model.  We believe the murals we create have an extra layer of beauty because of the value of the relationships and skills learned through this process. Throughout the years, we have recruited people from diverse backgrounds who have benefited and contributed to the amazing work done.

ALMA Summer Institute in Albuquerque, NM creates large scale handmade ceramic tile mosaics using the apprenticeship model.  We believe the murals we create have an extra layer of beauty because of the value of the relationships and skills learned through this process. Throughout the years, we have recruited people from diverse backgrounds who have benefited and contributed to the amazing work done.

ABQ & BEYOND

One of ALMA’s visions is to spread our apprenticeship model and artwork across Albuquerque and beyond!  

News & Blogs

Thank you/Muchisimas Gracias to all our apprentices, families, supporters and funders!