Workshops

Each year nationally and internationally recognized artists of all media are brought to Southwest School of Art to conduct workshops and lectures. These programs provide an opportunity for local artists to learn from leading artists from around the country. A few of our past visiting artists include: Beth Cavener Stichter, Audrey Niffenegger, Robert Ebendorf, Jon Eric Riis, Radcliff Bailey, and Akihiko Izakura.

Workshops Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Registration

Fall 2018 priority registration for Members opens online Tues, August 7th at 9:00am. General registration starts Tues, August 14th.

Visiting Artist Course Descriptions

 2991 | Natural Color Workshop

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Sasha Duerr
Dates: Fri & Sat, 11/9/2018 to 11/10/2018 | 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250.00

Inspired by the recipes from her latest book Natural Color, discover how to make a full array of seasonal plant-based palettes. Be awed and amazed at how easy it is to curate a truly unique and authentic color range made entirely from unsuspecting plant sources; from bi-products from your local farmer's market, local flora, or even common weeds found in your very own backyard or urban sidewalk. Students will learn to make vibrant natural color recipes from scratch as well as take home saturated samples of gorgeous plant-based hues and a creatively patterned plant-dyed textile design. See the SSA website for a list of material. Please register by Oct 26.

 3852 | Enameling: Cloisonné on Silver

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Harlan W. Butt
Dates: Fri - Sun, 11/2/2018 to 11/4/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $330.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $315.00

Cloisonné is a process that uses thin strips of silver to create intricately detailed compartments on metal forms; these compartments are then filled with enamel and fired in a kiln. Essentially, this ancient technique is drawing shapes and patterns with wire and coloring these designs with glass. Designs can be simple or very complex. In this three-day workshop students will learn how to cloisonné on a slighted domed disc. Demonstrations will cover the entire process from base coat to finishing. Basic metalsmithing/jewelry skills and some enameling experience would be helpful but not required; beginners are welcome. *Please see SSA website for a materials list. Please register by Oct 19.

 4215 | Spectacular Pulp Painted Books

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Ilze Dilane; Kevin Auer; Brennan Bowman
Dates: Wed, 9/26/2018 to 10/31/2018 | 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $260.00

In this multidisciplinary book arts class, students will learn to make paper, pulp paintings, print and bind. Working across multiple studios, students will make plain sheets of paper as well as create images and/or patterns with pigmented pulp through painting, stencils and veils. Pulp painting uses stencils and layers in a way similar to printmaking, yet working like more traditional paint. Before binding, students will have the opportunity to print on their paper, combining their pulp painted imagery with printed words or images. All of this handmade paper will be bound into a sample book as well as covers for a journal.

 4249 | Japanese Natural Colorants for Paper | Time Change

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Tatiana Ginsberg
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/3/2018 to 11/4/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $330.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $315.00

The Japanese tradition of kusakizome-gami, naturally dyed paper, extends back over a millennium. The bright and subtle colors derived from plant materials are safe and pleasant to work with and harmonize well with natural fibers. Historically used not only for their beauty but also practical purposes ranging from insect repellents to waterproofing, these dyed papers have numerous applications for book arts too. Learn to prepare dyestuffs from a number of plant materials, how to size and treat papers, how to dip, brush, resist dye, and understand the effects of different mordants. Students are encouraged to experiment with their own papers as well as Japanese kozo. See SSA website for a materials list. Please register by Oct 26.

 
 

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2991 | Natural Color Workshop
Dates: Fri & Sat, 11/9/2018 to 11/10/2018 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 11/9/2018 and ending 11/10/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

3852 | Enameling: Cloisonné on Silver (Full)
Dates: Fri - Sun, 11/2/2018 to 11/4/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 11/2/2018 and ending 11/4/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 330.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 315.00 ea.

4215 | Spectacular Pulp Painted Books
Dates: Wed, 9/26/2018 to 10/31/2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/26/2018 and ending 10/31/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

4249 | Japanese Natural Colorants for Paper | Time Change
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/3/2018 to 11/4/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 11/3/2018 and ending 11/4/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 315.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 330.00 ea.

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