Sunday, May 7, 2017

The end of the 2016-17 school year is nearing completion, here are some images from our end of the school year field trip to the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe on May 4th.

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Taos students tackle universal questions with Lakota cosmology and particle physics

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TISA takes art to heart

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Here is a video short featuring some moves from Taos Integrated School of the Arts' Dance classes with Ms. Julia and some 7th grade students; from the left - Lizzie, Dan, Zillah, Weyodi, Hailey and Julia in front.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Here are a couple of video short featuring TISA Specials - Dance Classes.



Friday, March 24, 2017

Here are two composite images generated to be part of an upcoming event:

Illuminating Protest in Support of the National Endowment of the Arts. A Peaceful Assembly Led by TISA Students    Thursday - March 30 - 7pm - Taos Plaza

       Join us Thursday, March 30th at 7pm in Taos Plaza as students from the Taos Integrated School of the Arts share their illuminating response to President Trump's proposed dismantling of the National Endowment for the Arts. TISA students will present a projection intervention of art and words upon a building wall in Taos Plaza.

We extend an invitation to all who share our appreciation for the arts and especially hope to see our TISA family there.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Here are some TISA related events coming up soon

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Contact: Agnes Chavez 575-770-4256
Taos Integrated School of the Arts
Phone: (575) 758-7755

Lakota Cosmology Meets Particle Physics:

Exploring Dark Matter

Youth Workshop

TISA, Taos, New Mexico

April 10-11, 2017

Open to TISA students
The youth workshop is the launch of this interdisciplinary collaboration. Middle school students from TISA in Taos, New Mexico will explore the mystery of Dark Matter through the lens of two worldviews. Through CERN physicist, Dr. Steven Goldfarb, they will learn about the Large Hadron Collider, the largest particle accelerator in Geneva Switzerland and how it is used to discover particles that are the key to our understanding of the universe. Through Lakota cultural specialist, Steve Tamayo, they will learn the indigenous way of doing science as a participatory and creative process to understand the world around us. Students will participate in the building of a Lakota Tipi and dreamcatcher as they hear the oral stories that through metaphor share the cosmological observations of indigenous peoples. Guided by the research and wisdom of Santa Clara author and professor of Native American studies, Dr. Greg Cajete, the interdisciplinary team will encourage youth to imagine a new worldview that combines the advances of the scientific method and technological innovations with a life sustaining ecology that is participatory and in balance with nature. They will investigate the topic of dark matter through this newly created lens. New media artist, Agnes Chavez, will work with Steve Tamayo and students to transfer their newly created stories into animated electronic projections from the inside of the tipi to create an installation that they will share with the community The live tipi installation will take place at dark on April 11th at the Taos Integrated School of the Arts (TISA). Video documentation from this workshop and installation will be shown at each of the presentations.

Augmented Reality Mural coming soon to Ziggy’s

As part of TISA’s new STEAM Lab, Amber McCabe’s 8th grade class will participate in an Augmented Reality (AR) Mural Work/Study Project providing real-world community focused learning of STEAM skills. AR is a live direct or indirect view of a
physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. Information about the environment and its objects is overlaid on the real world. This exciting 8-week project kicked off on December 12, 2016.
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Some pics from 7th grade's last visit to the Harwood Art Museum on March 9th, 2017. Our focus was on Agnes Martin's work, here is a link for more information: