Adult Studio Online Classes

Creativity lives everywhere, even at home. SSA Summer Adult Studio Program will feature a selection of live-streamed online classes, some with video tutorials or demonstrations and provided resources materials, in metals, fibers, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and more.

Capacity is limited to ensure you can maximize your time with your instructor and your classmates. You will learn together in a group with your fellow students, and receive individual feedback from your instructor, just like in our in-person classes.

What you will need:
To participate, you must have a computer, smartphone, or tablet with an internet connection; ideally your computer or device should have a camera feature so that you can share your work along with the class, but it is not required. If one is not available, you can email images to the instructor for feedback. Registered students will be provided an individual SSA account email which will securely allow you into the classroom you are registered for.

On-line Class Registration:
To register, select your class and proceed through the registration process. Once registered, please check the materials list for supplies needed. Most materials can be purchased locally for store pickup, but some may need to be ordered. Please allow time to precure class materials in plenty of time prior to the start of class.;

Registration Dates
Friends of SSA Priority
Online Only: Wed, June 10 @ 9:00 AM
Not a Friend of SSA? Click HERE to join.
Open Registration (Online/Phone): Fri, June 12 @ 9:00 AM

Please register by July 1 to ensure you are added to the class in time and to ensure you can source and organize materials needed. 

Registration online or by phone, 210-200-8217 only. No walk-in registrations accepted.

Daytime Courses

 ON-1003 | Surface Decoration for Clay

Level: Intermediate | Instructor: Hollie Lyko
Dates: Wed, 7/8/2020 to 8/12/2020 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $180.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $165.00

Working along with the instructor, explore surface decoration to unify or accentuate the ceramic form. Techniques such as carving, drawing through slip, inlaid slip, painting, stenciling, and wax resist techniques to create pattern, texture, image, and narrative on leather hard clay will be covered. Tuition includes firing fee. Prior clay experience required. You will need to purchase clay and tools from local supplier Roadrunner Ceramics; see materials list.

 ON-2002b | On-Loom Weaving Study

Level: Intermediate | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Tues, 7/7/2020 to 8/11/2020 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $180.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $165.00

A study practicum for home weavers with lecture & presentation time and one-on-one conversation with the instructor. Topics will include but are not limited to weaving structure, sampling, warping from back to front, countermarch looms and tie ups, ice dyeing over forms, and recommended summer reading.

 ON-2345| Natural Dyeing: Red, Yellow, Blue

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Sat & Sun, 8/22/2020 to 8/23/2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $75.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $60.00

Explore historical and regional dye plants that give the primary colors through slide presentation, and demonstration. With the use of mineral salts and over dyeing, infinitely more colors can be created. You will receive a detailed word document for continued exploration of techniques at home. See materials list.

 ON-3112 | Setting Up a Home Jewelry Studio

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jillian Sortore
Dates: Sat, 7/11/2020 to 7/25/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $90.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $75.00

This three-part series will cover the basics needed to set up a home studio from equipment and "must have" items, tools from brands to maintenance, and soldering stations and torch selection and safety. Videos will be sent the day before so you can come prepared with questions to discuss during the meeting times.

 ON-3113 | Beehive Kiln for Enameling

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Alejandra Salinas
Dates: Sat, 8/1/2020 to 8/1/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $60.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $45.00

The beehive kiln offers a low cost and safe alternative for enameling at home. This tutorial will go over how to set up your beehive kiln at home and the equipment needed, and how to make a quick steel trivet to use in the kiln.

 ON-3200 | Metals Independent Study

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Jillian Sortore
Dates: Fri, 7/3/2020 to 8/7/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $165.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $150.00

Meet with the instructor once a week to create a plan of execution, discuss designs and evaluate work progress. Critical feedback and demonstrations will be arranged as needed to meet your project goal.

 ON-5176 | iPhone Photography

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Sat, 7/25/2020 to 7/25/2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $50.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $35.00

Find yourself taking more and more pictures with a phone on a daily basis? Learn from a photographer whose practice includes photographing regularly with an iPhone. This short workshop can help improve the digital photos the phone captures and cover the various iPhone camera functions.

 ON-6111 | Printing from Home

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Margaret Craig
Dates: Mon, 7/6/2020 to 8/3/2020 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $160.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $145.00

Learn printing process that do not require special equipment or harmful chemicals for printing at home. Monoprinting, collagraph, and drypoint will be demonstrated, and you will gain feedback on your printing experience with instructor guidance. Please purchase materials in advance of first class; See materials list.

 ON-8006 | Drawing Skills & Inventive Projects

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 7/11/2020 to 8/15/2020 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $160.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $145.00

Utilize your intuition and establish greater confidence in your drawing and art making process, or if you are a beginner, be guided through steps to gain hand-eye coordination. On-line tutorials and weekly assignments will establish a routine for working at home. See materials list.

 ON-8011 | Watercolor Studio

Level: Intermediate | Instructor: Ric Dentinger
Dates: Tues, 7/7/2020 to 8/11/2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $180.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $165.00

Through instructor lead demonstration and student practice of techniques learn to improve your watercolor painting skills. Continue your practice developing an independent vision in this very direct painting medium. See materials list.

 ON-8099 | Sketch Journalism

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Mon, 7/6/2020 to 8/10/2020 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $165.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $150.00

Learn the skill of quick gestural drawing for sketching on the go, whether for jotting down travel memories or ideas for later exploration. A variety of media suitable for quick on-the-go drawing will be explored. See materials list.

 
 

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Quantity and Pricing
ON-1003 | Surface Decoration for Clay (Full)
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/8/2020 and ending 8/12/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

ON-2002b | On-Loom Weaving Study (Full)
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/7/2020 and ending 8/11/2020 at 11:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

ON-2345| Natural Dyeing: Red, Yellow, Blue
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 8/22/2020 and ending 8/23/2020 at 11:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

ON-3112 | Setting Up a Home Jewelry Studio
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/11/2020 and ending 7/25/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

ON-3113 | Beehive Kiln for Enameling
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 8/1/2020 and ending 8/3/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.

ON-3200 | Metals Independent Study
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 7/3/2020 and ending 8/7/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

ON-5176 | iPhone Photography
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/25/2020 and ending 7/25/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

ON-6111 | Printing from Home (Full)
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/6/2020 and ending 8/3/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

ON-8006 | Drawing Skills & Inventive Projects
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/11/2020 and ending 8/15/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

ON-8011 | Watercolor Studio (Full)
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/7/2020 and ending 8/11/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

ON-8099 | Sketch Journalism (Full)
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/6/2020 and ending 8/10/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

How to Register

 Step 1

Review all of the policies and guidelines below. By continuing to Step 2, you acknowledge you have read and understand the polices and guidelines outlined in Step 1.

 Step 2

If registering during Member's Priority registration, login to the website to purchase the classes that you would like to attend. To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages. Be sure to read the descriptions before selecting your class(es). Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms. If you're registering for more than one area of concentration, please follow the prompts shown in the registration form. 

 Step 3

Complete your payment information. Once your credit card payment is submitted, you will receive a e-mail with confirmation of your registration.

 

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