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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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9510a | Introduction to Welding
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. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Wed, 5/31/2017 to 7/5/2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235 | Members/Seniors (65+): $220
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/31/2017 and ending 7/5/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

9510b | Introduction to Welding
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. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat, 7/15/2017 to 7/22/2017 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $200 | Members/Seniors (65+): $185
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/15/2017 and ending 7/22/2017 at 8:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 185.00 ea.

9551 | Simple Knifemaking (Full)
Using low-tech forging setups, students will construct a single edge blade-a through-tang knife with a forged guard. Advanced forging techniques will be covered and will address keeping overall grinding of the blade to a minimum. Learn how to construct a handle using natural and manmade materials. Tuition includes most materials; please see SSA website for a list of supplies needed.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tobin Nieto
Dates: Tues, 7/11/2017 to 8/1/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $190 | Members/Seniors (65+): $175
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/11/2017 and ending 8/1/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

9553 | Basic Video Editing & Animation
This ten-session course will explore basic video editing and animation utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Students will learn to edit their own videos and post them online. Cameras, filming, lighting, video editing, filters, color correction, green screen, chroma keying, titles, effects, and sound editing will be covered. To develop an individual approach to video, a wide variety of media including historical and contemporary examples of experimental film, video, animation, music videos, and YouTube content will be shown. Students will need to use their own digital video cameras (this can include smart phones) and have some basic experience with computers.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Jared Theis
Dates: Wed, 6/7/2017 to 8/9/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $240 | Members/Seniors (65+): $225
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/7/2017 and ending 8/9/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 225.00 ea.

9553a | Introduction to Blacksmithing
Blacksmithing is the art of forging steel into utilitarian or sculptural form. Students will learn how to soften or anneal steel in the forge for malleability, as well as how to use a hammer and anvil during the forming and hardening processes. The goal is to have a finished product at the end of class. As a hands-on class, safety glasses and work gloves will be provided, and students should wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather) and natural fiber clothes such as cotton. NOTE: Class will be held at the instructor's studio.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Charles Cooper
Studio: Cooper's Forge, Inc. | 6910 Northeast Loop 410 2B, San Antonio, TX 78219
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/10/2017 to 6/11/2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuition: $230 | Members/Seniors (65+): $215
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 6/10/2017 and ending 6/11/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.

9553b | Introduction to Blacksmithing
Blacksmithing is the art of forging steel into utilitarian or sculptural form. Students will learn how to soften or anneal steel in the forge for malleability, as well as how to use a hammer and anvil during the forming and hardening processes. The goal is to have a finished product at the end of class. As a hands-on class, safety glasses and work gloves will be provided, and students should wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather) and natural fiber clothes such as cotton. NOTE: Class will be held at the instructor's studio.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Charles Cooper
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/15/2017 to 7/16/2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Cooper's Forge, Inc. | 6910 Northeast Loop 410 2B, San Antonio, TX 78219
Tuition: $230 | Members/Seniors (65+): $215
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/15/2017 and ending 7/16/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.

9602 | Woodworking & Furniture (Full)
Focusing first on tool knowledge and use of woodshop 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 three completed small projects. Students of all levels will find enjoyment either by learning new skills or adding to their existing knowledge under the guidance of Kraft, an experienced woodworker and designer. No class on Jul 4.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: David Kraft
Dates: Tues, 6/6/2017 to 8/15/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/6/2017 and ending 8/15/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 270.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

9823 | Stop Motion Animation
Ever wanted to explore animation? This class will introduce stop motion animation and cover all aspects of the process, including animation of objects through photography, building flexible armatures and sets, lighting and shadow, shooting with a green screen, editing stop motion sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro, and using video filters and extended animation techniques in AdobeĀ® After Effects. Create stop motion videos and post them on the internet. Contemporary and historical examples will also be discussed to help shape a personal voice within the medium. Prerequisite: Some basic experience with digital cameras is necessary (this can include smart phone cameras as well) and basic computer skills. A materials list will be discussed the first class. Open to students age 14 and above.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Jared Theis
Dates: Thurs, 6/1/2017 to 8/3/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235 | Members/Seniors (65+): $220
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/1/2017 and ending 8/3/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

9826 | Digital Fabrication
The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the digital fabrication process and add a powerful technology skill set. Digital fabrication is not an end in itself, but is intended to augment the artist's skills. Moldmakers, printmakers, sculptors, and wood workers can all benefit from understanding and using, digital fabrication and CNC router. Students take original design ideas, refine them in a vector-based software program, then learn to toolpath and fabricate objects using Vectrics processing software and a Shopbot CNC router. Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy is required.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: David Kraft
Dates: Mon, 6/5/2017 to 8/7/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $280 | Members/Seniors (65+): $265
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 8/7/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 280.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.