Community Classes

Art for Everyone!

Glass & Mosaic

 

Among the most ancient of art forms, glass is taught at the SSA in its hot state (glassblowing), its warm state (fusing), and its cold state (flat or stained). Mosaic design, also ancient in origin, has myriad contemporary interpretations and uses from decorative and sculptural to architectural.

9079 | The Art of Mosaics
This ancient art form has many modern applications. Create beautiful decorative or functional pieces using found objects, glass, marbles, stones, mirrors, dishes, and tiles. Students will learn the basics of mosaic design, layout, tile-cutting, and tile-setting techniques, and discuss the characteristics of various tools, adhesives, and grout. Students will complete small projects of their choice-flowerpots, stepping-stones, or tabletops. No previous experience is necessary. Please see SSA website for a materials list; bring a lunch both days.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Samantha Ostos
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/25/2017 to 2/26/2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $185 | Members/Seniors (65+): $170

 

9110 | Introduction to Stained Glass
Students will learn the tools and processes for working with flat glass to create a stained glass panel. Cutting glass, soldering, and fabrication using the copper foil technique will be covered. All tools including grinders, cutters, and soldiering irons will be provided; however, students will be need to purchase three 12-inch squares of glass of their choice and one reel of either 50/50 or 60/40 soldier. Additional supplies available for purchase from the instructor during class. Come prepared to be thrown into a fast-paced design and fabrication of stained glass!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Wed, 3/15/2017 to 4/12/2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $180 | Members/Seniors (65+): $165

 

9132 | Introduction to Glass Beadmaking
Explore the ancient art form of glass beadmaking utilizing open flamework techniques. Students will work with a "hot head" torch and soft glass as they learn the process of forming various types of beads, including donut beads, cylinder beads, textured beads, round beads, and half and half beads. Decorative additions such as dots, stringers, and colored frits will also be covered, as well as safety procedures and studio set-up. Includes materials; please bring a bag lunch. NOTE: Class will be held at the instructor's studio.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Nina Hibler
Dates: Sat, 1/21/2017 to 1/21/2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Dream Fire Glass Studio | 11916 Persuasion Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216
Tuition: $145 | Members/Seniors (65+): $130