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.

Visiting Artist Course Descriptions

 2988 | Not Your Mother's Coiling

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Jackie Abrams
Dates: Fri - Sun, 7/13/2018 to 7/15/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $330.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $315.00

This is perhaps the closest you will come to "random" coiling-the stitching is simple and functional-while the core materials (plastic bags, fabrics, raffia) are exposed and celebrated. Create a traditional basket form, a wall hanging, or experiment with more sculptural techniques. Stones, shells, and other small objects may be incorporated using a looping/knotless netting technique. The possibilities are limited only by your interest and imagination. See SSA website for a list of material; please bring a bag lunch.

 3034 | Moving Metal

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Deanna Pastel
Dates: Fri - Sun, 7/27/2018 to 7/29/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $295.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $280.00

In this three-day workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of moving metal from the essentials of forming and tapering to twisting and forging with round copper stock that we will forge square. We will focus on creating depth in metal with the use of stakes and hammers, as well as a variety of techniques. Making floral forms, fold forming, and touching on the differences between synclastic (metal that is formed on one axis from itself) and anticlastic forming to create spiculums (hollowed forms) will also be covered. *Bring a bag lunch or plan to go out for lunch. *See Metals Supplies Note.

 9075 | Introduction to Faux Bois Cement Sculpting

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Fri-Tues, 6/1/2018 to 6/5/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $500.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $485.00

Faux Bois, or "false wood," is a well known art form in San Antonio. These three-dimensional sculptural representations of wood or wooden objects employ a steel and stucco lath armature which is then coated with cement-based media. Tooling of the final cement coat creates the illusion of wood grain and bark texture. This five-day intensive will provide the basic skills, techniques, and information necessary for the creation of decorative and functional cement forms. Finishing options and coloring techniques will also be covered. Each student will construct and finish a small project of his or her design. Includes materials; please see the SSA website for a list of suggested supplies.

 9076 | Advanced Faux Bois Sculpting

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Wed - Fri, 6/6/2018 to 6/8/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $350.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $335.00

This class deals only with the use of the unique neat Portland paste finishing formulations that distinguish the more highly detailed works associated with El Trabajo Rustico. This mixture is very demanding and even considered "impossible" to employ by many experts, but when mastered, can yield a level of detail comparable to most sculpting clays. Since none of the basic construction considerations are covered during this class, it is highly recommended that students possess a fundamental familiarity with armature development and sculpting, as well as a working knowledge of basic cement formulating and mixing, if they are to get the most from this course.

 9902 | Mastering Etsy for the Beginner

Level: New | Beginner | Instructor: April Ferrante
Dates: Sat, 6/16/2018 to 6/16/2018 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $130.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $115.00

If you've been toying with the idea of launching an on-line shop, this one-day session will introduce you to the basics of selling on Etsy.com. Learn how to use the website, set up an actual Etsy shop, and discover tips on how to drive buyers to your personal online store. Worksheets for monthly budgeting and pricing items will also be provided to help with shop management, as well as information on photographing work for sell and shipping sold merchandise. Once set-up, the instructor will review each person's shop and offer advice on how to improve and answer individual questions. Please bring a notebook and images of your product on a USB flash drive, as well as a bag lunch.

 
 

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2988 | Not Your Mother's Coiling (Full)
Fri - Sun, 7/13/2018 - 7/15/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 7/13/2018 and ending 7/15/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 330.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 315.00 ea.

3034 | Moving Metal (Full)
Fri - Sun, 7/27/2018 - 7/29/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 7/27/2018 and ending 7/29/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 280.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 295.00 ea.

9075 | Introduction to Faux Bois Cement Sculpting (Full)
Fri-Tues, 6/1/2018 - 6/5/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2018 and ending 6/5/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 485.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 500.00 ea.

9076 | Advanced Faux Bois Sculpting
Wed - Fri, 6/6/2018 - 6/8/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/6/2018 and ending 6/8/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 335.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 350.00 ea.

9902 | Mastering Etsy for the Beginner
Sat, 6/16/2018 - 6/16/2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 6/16/2018 and ending 6/16/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 115.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 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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