Our Signature Multi-Week Workshop Program

Rooted in our 55-year tradition of experiential education, our signature Multi-Week Workshop Program combines hands-on volunteer work with a core curriculum of discussion-based classes, seminars, and field trips and full immersion in the Arcosanti community. Workshop participants live onsite in a shared apartment, with full access to community amenities.

Workshop projects vary by season, the size of the group, and the current needs of the organization. In 2022, workshop participants worked on erosion control, waste management systems, and site maintenance projects. The upcoming workshops may include (but are not limited to) projects related to groundskeeping, maintenance, agriculture, and educational development.

Graduates of this workshop join an international network of more than 8000 official Arcosanti and Cosanti alumni.


2023 Multi-Week Workshop Dates:

  • January 18 to February 28
  • April 5 to May 6
  • June 1 to July 11
  • September 20 to October 26
  • November 8 to December 14


Tuition & fees for each workshop: $1550 per participant


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Multi-Week Workshop with Agriculture Focus

If you’re thinking about taking our Signature Multi-Week Workshop Program but want to be able to focus your project hours on agriculture, guess what—you can!

Food forests. Orchards. A field of Hopi corn. Farmers markets. Greenhouses. Hydroponics. Compost. A chicken coop. If that’s your jam, this version of our workshop is for you. You’ll follow the same core curriculum as other Multi-Week Workshop participants, but when it comes time to get hands-on, you’ll be part of our agriculture team. Check out the workbook to learn more!


Fall 2022 Agriculture Workshop Dates:

  • September 7 to October 6 (Applications Closed)
  • October 12 to November 10
  • November 16 to December 15


Tuition & fees for each workshop: $1400 per participant


Attendance is limited, and our agriculture program is one of our most popular. If you’re interested in participating, don’t wait! Follow our regular application process and indicate “Agriculture Focus” in the “Introduce Yourself” section of the form.


1-Day Farm & Garden Workshops

If you don’t have time for our multi-week agriculture workshop but still want to get to know the ins and outs of a variety of Arcosanti’s agricultural practices, our 1-Day Farm & Garden Workshops are the way to go.

For this special monthly series, each session will cover a different topic. Your workshop leader is Emerson Jones. Emerson and his wife Joan are avid local gardeners who grow much of their own food year round. Emerson has managed commercial greenhouse operations and has helped start local gardens and orchards, including the one at Arcosanti.


Fall 2022 Farm & Garden Workshop Dates:

  • September 18 – Planning & Growing a Winter Garden
  • October 16 – Home Canning for Food Preservation
  • November 20 – Designing & Installing Drip Irrigation
  • December 11 – Planning for Tomato & Pepper Crops

Each workshop takes place from 8 am to noon at Arcosanti.

Each workshop is $25 per participant.


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1-Day Bell-Making Workshops

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the unique silt-cast bell-making process developed by The Cosanti Foundation and used every day by the artisans of Cosanti Originals to make our world-famous ceramic windbells. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to cast and carve your own one-of-a-kind ceramic bell. This process involves using clay and dirt to create your bell, so come prepared to get your hands dirty.


Fall 2022 Bell-Making Workshop Dates:

  • Saturday, September 10th
  • Saturday, October 15th
  • Sunday, November 20th
  • Saturday, December 3rd


Each workshop is $195 per participant.

Event and Program Refund Policy

Workshops: In the event that a participant must cancel his or her registration, the workshop fee will be refunded IN FULL up until 2 weeks before the first date of scheduled workshop date(s). Refunds requested less than 2 weeks before the first date of the scheduled workshop will be refunded at 50% or, applied IN FULL to a future workshop held during the same calendar year. Refunds requested on or after the first date of the scheduled workshop are not eligible for a refund.

Public Programs and Performances: Ticket-holders may request a refund up until 1 week before the scheduled performance or program date; EventBrite, our ticketing platform, reserves the right to charge a nominal fee for issuing a refund. Refunds requested less than one week of the scheduled performance or after a performance or program has taken place are not eligible for a refund.

Special Circumstance Cancellations: For single-day workshops and public programs that The Cosanti Foundation is forced to cancel due to low enrollment or ticket sales, extraordinary or unforeseen circumstances, or acts of god, registrants and ticket-holders will be notified via email and receive a refund IN FULL.



Refunds for the cancellation of private events are subject to the terms and conditions stated in the individual contractual agreements between the event organizer and The Cosanti Foundation.

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