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 2019 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Aug 6 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Aug 8
Open registration | Tues, Aug 13

Visiting Artist Course Descriptions

 2911 | Printing with Mordants: Natural Dyed

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Sarah Westrup
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/12/2019 to 10/13/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $295.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $280.00

Learn to design your own textiles with natural dyes! The first day, students will learn how to create and hand-carve simple designs for block printing. We will discuss cloth stretching techniques, review surface design gridding methods, and formulate mordant print pastes. Students will print on bamboo cotton and cotton voile. The second day, students will learn to prepare a cochineal and marigold dye bath. Our mordant repeat patterns will go in the dye bath and observe varied color results from one dye bath! We will briefly discuss printing with mordant possibilities including screen printing and using the CNC router to create blocks. See the SSA website for a list of materials prior to registration; please bring a lunch each day. Please register by Sep 13.

 2998 | Boro Sampler Book and Boro Bags

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Jody Alexander
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/9/2019 to 11/10/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Droste Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $285.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $270.00

Boro is a word used to describe Japanese textiles that have been pieced, patched, repaired, and passed down from generation to generation. Boro textiles are utilitarian objects that are rich and sumptuous and that, although old in age, posses a contemporary aesthetic. Students will learn stitching, patching, and mending techniques that are specific to Boro to make small cloth samplers and finish with a Japanese Side Sewn book that can serve as a reference for future mending projects. The following day students will apply the learned mending techniques to a length of cloth that will be made into a traditional Japanese style bag. This workshop is appropriate for beginners wanting to learn stitching or experienced artists and makers wanting to incorporate a new aesthetic into their work. Includes most materials; please see SSA website for a list of suggested tools and supplies. Please register by October 11.

 3852 | Steel Jewelry

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Maia Leppo
Dates: Sat & Sun, 9/14/2019 to 9/15/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $330.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $315.00

Explore the use of steel as an affordable, lightweight alternative material for a variety of jewelry fabrication. Learn, experiment with, and apply different soldering, micro-welding and riveting methods with 20g-10g steel wires. Personalize your jewelry with handy, non-toxic finishing techniques and added accents of your choice. The course will also cover riveting and soldering with other metals (silver, brass, copper, tin) as well as basic hydraulic press use. Simple mechanisms for pin backs, clasps, and earring wires will be covered to help make your piece complete. NOTE: A materials kit will be available for purchase during the course. Please register by Aug 23.

 4090 | Experiments with a Papermaking Garden

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Melissa Potter
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/16/2019 to 11/17/2019 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

In this workshop, participants will start with exploratory garden plans featuring local plants for hand papermaking and their thematic possibilities and variations. Participants will learn observational techniques to forage plants for handmade paper experiments. We will source our materials through nature walks, kitchens, and gardens to explore the history of these plants for food, medicine, and traditional craft and create samples featuring our research and collections. Open to all levels of experience. See SSA website for a list of materials; please bring a bag lunch. Please register by Oct 25.

 
 

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2911 | Printing with Mordants: Natural Dyed (Full)
See description above.
Dates: 10/12/2019 - 10/13/2019 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/12/2019 and ending 10/13/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 295.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 280.00 ea.

2998 | Boro Sampler Book and Boro Bags (Full)
See description above.
Dates: 11/9/2019 - 11/10/2019 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 11/9/2019 and ending 11/10/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 285.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 270.00 ea.

3852 | Steel Jewelry (Full)
See description above.
Dates: 9/14/2019 - 9/15/2019 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 9/14/2019 and ending 9/15/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 330.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 315.00 ea.

4090 | Experiments with a Papermaking Garden
See description above.
Dates: 11/16/2019 - 11/17/2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday and Saturday starting 11/16/2019 and ending 11/17/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

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