Mancos School of the West brings you inspiration in the shadow of Mesa Verde National Park and surrounded by the beauty of the La Plata Mountains.

The Mancos School of the West has a unique teaching philosophy. We believe their is no more special inspiration than working and learning directly in an artist’s studio, or outdoors in the beautiful Mancos Valley. These special environments add to student engagement and enjoyment of their creative experiences.

Mancos, Colorado is a small,  western town, steeped in history and surrounded by amazing views. One of the unique features of the Mancos Valley is the two hundred or so artists and artisans that live here. No wonder the idea of having an art school was first conceived and Mancos School of the West was born.

The school is a non-profit entity run entirely by volunteers, coming together to give working artists an opportunity to share their special skills and talents with others.

We hope you find some classes and workshops to lift you to new level in your creative ambitions, and enjoy the many delights of the Mancos Valley.

Come join us and make some thing wonderful!

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