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.


Spring 2020 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Dec 3 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Dec 5
Open registration | Tues, Dec 10

Visiting Artist Course Descriptions

 4021 | Exploring Three-Dimensional Papermaking

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Ingrid Tegnér
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/1/2020 to 2/2/2020 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $250.00

In this two-day workshop, highly beaten flax, and the unique properties it has when air-dried will be introduced. Learn how to form sheets as well as how to embed a variety of materials between the sheet layers. The dynamic created by the drying pulp and resistance from the embedded materials result in 3D shapes. You will explore and experiment with yarn, wire, rattan and reed. If you have taken this class before, you can continue to develop and further explore your sculptural ideas. All materials provided but check out the supplies list for details. Please bring a bag lunch on both days. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE.

 4233 | Pochoir and the Pocket-Link Book

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Karen Hardy
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/28/2020 to 3/29/2020 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $255.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $240.00

This class introduces a clever book structure and a versatile image-making technique to create content for it. Students will produce pochoir, or stencil prints, samplers using Hedi Kyle's pocket-link book design. A variety of ways to make atmospheric, layered images using hand-cut stencils techniques on translucent paper will be covered first. You can collaborate and expand the variety of potential images by swapping stencils with others. The book will then be constructed with built-in pockets that serve to store the stencils, making them part of the visual interest and content of the book. Kyle's unique structural inventions and masterful paper engineering, such as the pocket-link book, have had an enormous impact on the field of book arts, and this project is from her personal teaching repertoire. Includes some materials, please see SSA website for a materials list. Please register by March 13th.


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4021 | Exploring Three-Dimensional Papermaking
See description above
Dates: 2/1/2020 - 2/2/2020 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/1/2020 and ending 2/2/2020 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

4233 | Pochoir and the Pocket-Link Book
See description above
Dates: 3/28/2020 - 3/29/2020 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/28/2020 and ending 3/29/2020 at 10:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 255.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 240.00 ea.

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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. 

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