Our Signature 6-Week Workshop Program

Rooted in our 55-year tradition of experiential education, our signature 6-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. The upcoming winter and spring volunteer workshops may include (but are not limited to) projects relating to erosion control, composting systems, agriculture, and special event operations.

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

Winter/Spring 2022 Workshop Dates

January 19 to March 3 (applications closed)

March 9 to April 21

April 27 to June 9

Tuition & fees for each 6-week workshop: $1400

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Arcosanti Arco Agriculture

1-Day Farm-to-Fork Workshops

Canning. Jamming. Pickling. Foraging. Composting. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make sure food never goes to waste, these workshops are for you. These 1-day intensives are designed to complement Arcosanti’s growing agricultural program by teaching participants to recognize, harvest, and safely preserve the food all around them (even in the desert!), and what to do with anything left over after that.

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1-Day Family-Friendly Workshops

In spring of 2022, Arcosanti will be hosting a series of 1-day workshops for kids and parents (or grandparents) to enjoy all that the arcology has to offer, and timed to coincide with spring break season. Activities will include tours, meals, and hands-on opportunities to learn the basics of silt-casting, bell-making, and more.

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Arcosanti still casting workshop

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.

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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.

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: On a case by case basis, The Cosanti Foundation will decide upon issuing refunds or credits for workshop sessions, performances, or public programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond the control of the registrant or ticket-holder. Additionally, for workshops and public programs 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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