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

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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

 2999 | Intersections: Metal & Weaving

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Anastasia Azure
Dates: Fri - Sun, 2/9/2018 to 2/11/2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio & Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $340.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $325.00

Explore the possibilities of weaving metal without a loom. This workshop will begin with basic weave structures and the use of simple hand tools as students will work with colored wire and thin sheet metal to create jewelry pieces and technical samples. Advanced twills and free-form warps will also be explored, as well as the use of metals studio equipment such as the rolling mill, hydraulic press, and hammers. Students will have the opportunity to make earrings, pendants, pins, and bracelets. See SSA website for a list of materials; please bring a bag lunch.

 4233 | Innovative Book Structures

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Karen Hardy
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/10/2018 to 3/11/2018 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio & Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $280.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $265.00

The myriad of unique structures invented by Hedi Kyle have had an enormous impact on the field of book arts. Artists far and wide have been inspired and influenced by her masterful paper engineering, and particular genius for transforming the architecture and action of the book. This workshop will be an introduction to some of Kyle's gems including the spider book, fishbone fold, pivoting panels, and blizzard book. A variety of visually interesting materials and papers will be used, but the focus will be on form and structure. Students will produce a collection of sample books that can be used as reference and inspiration for further projects. Kyle's examples exemplify that the physical properties of a book can convey meaning; this workshop will provide a foundation for developing a sensitivity to the ways in which a book's physicality informs the reading experience and connects intimately to content. Please see SSA website for a list of materials.

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2999 | Intersections: Metal & Weaving (Full)
Fri - Sun, 2/9/2018 - 2/11/2018 | Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 2/9/2018 and ending 2/11/2018 at 10:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 340.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 325.00 ea.

4233 | Innovative Book Structures (Full)
Sat & Sun, 3/10/2018 - 3/11/2018 | Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/10/2018 and ending 3/11/2018 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 280.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.

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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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