Community Classes

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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. 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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Wed, 9/20/2017 to 10/25/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $240 | Members/Seniors (65+): $225
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/20/2017 and ending 10/25/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 225.00 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. 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 Nov 22.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Wed, 11/1/2017 to 12/13/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $240 | Members/Seniors (65+): $225
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/1/2017 and ending 12/13/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 225.00 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, 9/19/2017 to 11/7/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Cooper's Forge, Inc. | 428 Arbor Place, San Antonio, TX 78245
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/19/2017 and ending 11/7/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Charles Cooper
Dates: Sat & Sun, 9/30/2017 to 10/1/2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Cooper's Forge, Inc. | 428 Arbor Place, San Antonio, TX 78245
Tuition: $230 | Members/Seniors (65+): $215
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 9/30/2017 and ending 10/1/2017 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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Charles Cooper
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/28/2017 to 10/29/2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Cooper's Forge, Inc. | 428 Arbor Place, San Antonio, TX 78245
Tuition: $230 | Members/Seniors (65+): $215
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/28/2017 and ending 10/29/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.

9602 | Woodworking and 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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: David Kraft
Dates: Tues, 9/19/2017 to 11/21/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $320 | Members/Seniors (65+): $305
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/19/2017 and ending 11/21/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 320.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 305.00 ea.