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.


Summer 2019 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Apr 2 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Apr 4
Open registration | Tues, Apr 9 

Visiting Artist Course Descriptions

 2990 | Indigo + Shibori + Quilt

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Kim Eichler-Messmer
Dates: Fri - Sun, 7/12/2019 to 7/14/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $365.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $350.00

Indigo and shibori have been used together for centuries to create beautiful patterns on cloth. With the addition of the sewing machine, we can take the pattern potential to the next level. In this three-day intensive workshop we will cover the basics of starting and tending a natural indigo vat, a variety of machine sewn shibori techniques to create patterns with depth and complexity, and we will end by creating small hand and machine quilted studies with our one-of-a-kind fabric. See the SSA website for a list of materials prior to registration; please bring a lunch each day. Please register by Jun 15.


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2990 | Indigo + Shibori + Quilt
Dates: 7/12/2019 - 7/14/2019| 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 7/12/2019 and ending 7/14/2019 at 10:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 365.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 350.00 ea.

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