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.

Evening Courses

 ON-1000 | Introduction to Clay

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Ed Escobedo
Dates: Wed, 7/8/2020 to 8/12/2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $180.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $165.00

Learn basic clay fundamentals, skills, and techniques from the comfort of home. Hand building methods like pinch pots, coil building, and slab construction will be covered with focus on fun, artful, and utilitarian forms as well as surface decorative elements to make the work truly one-of-a-kind. Tuition includes firing fee. You will need to purchase clay and tools from local supplier Roadrunner Ceramics; see materials list.

 ON-2002a | On-Loom Weaving Study

Level: Intermediate | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Mon, 7/6/2020 to 8/10/2020 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 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-5202 | Photoshop 101: Essential Basics

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Nancy Cavender-Garcia
Dates: Wed, 7/8/2020 to 8/18/2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $180.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $165.00

Through structured hands-on instructor-led training expand your skills in pixel-based photography and turn up the quality of your photographs. Learn the fundamentals of Photoshop CC© starting with the software interface and moving on to the foundational tools used in most projects. Students must have a computer with Adobe Photoshop CC software download; see materials list. No class on July 22.

 ON-8007 | Understanding Design 101

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Mon, 7/6/2020 to 8/10/2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $165.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $150.00

This course consists of both simple and complex studio exercises that will engage you in active learning to analyze and manipulate the visual elements and principles of design-line, shape, space, color, texture, pattern, balance, and scale. All aimed to improve your conceptual understanding of composition for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. See materials list.

 ON-8016 | Drawing Through Surrealism

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Tues, 7/7/2020 to 8/11/2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $165.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $150.00

Take a journey through the history of surrealism. With each lesson you will receive background on a surrealist artist and a demonstration of techniques that can be applied to your own work. Tap into your creativity using different stream-of-consciousness techniques in drawing and collage. See materials list.

 ON-9832 | Field Recording: Place Through Sound

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Justin Boyd
Dates: Mon - Wed, 7/13/2020 to 7/15/2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Building: On-line
Tuition: $90.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $75.00

Do you wish you could edit audio for a podcast, a DJ mix, your social media post or just to record interesting sounds? This class will cover the use of basic digital audio recorders and editing software to serve a variety of functions. Listen to examples, learn how to record and the basics of audio composition, and edit using the computer program Audacity. See materials list.

 
 

Please choose your class(es) and click NEXT.

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Quantity and Pricing
ON-1000 | Introduction to Clay
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/8/2020 and ending 8/12/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

ON-2002a | On-Loom Weaving Study (Full)
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/6/2020 and ending 8/10/2020 at 5:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

ON-5202 | Photoshop 101: Essential Basics (Full)
See the description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/8/2020 and ending 8/18/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

ON-8007 | Understanding Design 101 (Full)
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/6/2020 and ending 8/10/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

ON-8016 | Drawing Through Surrealism (Full)
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/7/2020 and ending 8/11/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

ON-9832 | Field Recording: Place Through Sound
See the description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday starting 7/13/2020 and ending 7/15/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 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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