Workshops

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 have 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.

Summer/Fall 2022 Workshop Dates

June 11 to July 22

September 7 to October 6

October 12 to November 10

November 16 to December 15

Tuition & fees for each workshop: $1400

We also have an extended-stay summer agriculture workshop! See that section of this page to find more information on this special summer opportunity.

For more information, email workshop@arcosanti.org.

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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.

Spring 2022 Dates: March 26th, April 30th, May 7th, May 21st

Cost: $180 per participant

Maximum of 8 participants per date

For more information, email workshop@arcosanti.org.

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6-Day Experience Week

If you don’t have time for our signature multi-week workshop but still want to get to know all that Arcosanti has to offer, our 6-Day Experience Week is the way to go!

At Arcosanti, our unique and vibrant architecture is a living laboratory that reflects the collective efforts of over 8000 individual workshop participants and volunteers going back more than 5 decades. Our 6-Day Experience Week allows you to enjoy life as part of the Arcosanti community while gaining a deep and hands-on understanding of our mission, vision, and values, all against the backdrop of our beautiful desert ecosystem.

Upcoming Dates:

April 29 – May 4 (registration closed)

May 22 – May 27 (limit of 6 participants)

Cost: $990 per person

For more information, email workshop@arcosanti.org.

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10-Week Summer Agriculture Workshop

The Cosanti Foundation is thrilled to announce a new 10-week Summer Agriculture Workshop at Arcosanti! Food forests. Orchards. A field of Hopi corn. Farmers markets. Greenhouses. Hydroponics. Compost. A chicken coop. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to grow lots of food in the desert, this special full-season workshop is your chance:

June 11 to August 26

Tuition & fees: $1400

Attendance is limited to 12 people, and our agriculture program is one of our most popular. If you’re interested in participating, don’t wait!

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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.

 

PRIVATE EVENT REFUND POLICY

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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