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Sculpture

SSA students frequently problem solve with materials in three-dimensions – whether they carve in stone, cast in concrete or plaster, weld metals, construct wooden forms, blow glass, or assemble found objects to create purely sculptural assemblages.

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9075 | Sculpting Cement: Faux Bois Technique (Full)
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. Please register by July 22.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Wed-Sun, 8/10/2016 to 8/14/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $500 | Member/Senior (65+): $485
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 8/10/2016 and ending 8/14/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $500.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $485.00 ea.

9076 | Advanced Faux Bois Sculpting
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. Please register by July 22.

Level: Visiting Artist | Special Class | Intermediate/Adv
Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Mon - Wed, 8/15/2016 to 8/17/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $350 | Member/Senior (65+): $335
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday starting 8/15/2016 and ending 8/17/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $350.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $335.00 ea.

9401 | Arduino for Artists & Non-Engineers
This class is designed for electronics novices and artists that have wanted to add electrical components to their work. It will give a brief overview of a large number of topics related to the Arduino platform and embedded electronics. The course will cover basic electrical theory, various construction techniques, components and circuits typically used for interfacing with an Arduino, how to use the Arduino to talk to other computers, devices or components over a data bus, and how to build on others' work. Tool kits will be available for purchase from the instructor and individual laptops are recommended.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Jeremy Zunker
Dates: Sat, 6/18/2016 to 6/25/2016 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Member/Senior (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 6/18/2016 and ending 6/25/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $145.00 ea.

9510 | Introduction to Welding (Full)
Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. Students will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list. No class Jul 4.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Mon, 6/6/2016 to 7/18/2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235 | Member/Senior (65+): $220
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/6/2016 and ending 7/18/2016 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $220.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $235.00 ea.

9530 | Intro to CNC Machining for Artists/Makers (Full)
This course is a basic introduction to the use of a CNC machine, a 4 by 8-foot 3-axis router for artists/makers wanting to incorporate materials like wood and plastic in their work. Learn the steps needed to translate an original two-dimensional drawing into a digital graphic file and then output the file as a three-dimensional form using the CNC router. Vector and bitmap graphics, coordinate systems and zero points, basic geometric dimensions and tolerances, tooling and basic CNC commands for programming as well as safety will be covered. Ideas for small projects are welcome and the course can be tailored to the student's goals. Students are responsible for buying their own project materials. Requirements: Basic computer knowledge is required.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ansen Seale
Dates: Tues, 7/19/2016 to 8/9/2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175 | Member/Senior (65+): $160
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/19/2016 and ending 8/9/2016 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $160.00 ea.

9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing
This hands-on class will provide an introduction to blacksmithing-forging steel into utilitarian or sculptural form. Students will learn how to soften or anneal steel in the forge for malleability, as well as the forming and hardening processes through use of a hammer and anvil. The goal is to have a finished product at the end of class. Safety glasses and work gloves are provided. Students should wear closed toe shoes, preferably leather, and natural fiber clothes such as cotton.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Charles Cooper
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/18/2016 to 6/19/2016 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Off Campus | 6910 NE Loop 410, Suite 2B, SATX 78219
Tuition: $230 | Member/Senior (65+): $215
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 6/18/2016 and ending 6/19/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $230.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $215.00 ea.

9601 | Furniture Concepts (Full)
Focusing first on tool knowledge and use of wood shop equipment, this class will introduce students to the woodworking skills for use in creating furniture projects. Once comfortable with hand and power tools, students will focus on joinery techniques and work toward realizing a small project. Students of all levels will find enjoyment either by learning new skills or adding to their existing knowledge under the guidance of Boyd, an industrial designer.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Dillon Boyd
Dates: Thurs, 6/2/2016 to 6/30/2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175 | Member/Senior (65+): $160
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/2/2016 and ending 6/30/2016 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $175.00 ea.