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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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3119 | Mechanical Playthings
Students in this workshop will be introduced to simple mechanisms (levers, cranks, cams, linkages, gears, pulleys) and explore their endless application and combinations. Students will begin by discussing basics with the aid of videos and models and then move onto working samples using simple and affordable materials (wood, foam board, plastic, wire, matboard). The class will culminate with each student designing and creating a working prototype "plaything." While metalworking is not a focus of this workshop, students experienced with metals are welcome to apply these skills to their final project. Materials will be discussed at the first class. No prerequisite. (No class Feb 19)

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Gary Schott
Dates: Thurs, 1/29/2015 to 4/9/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $280 | Members: $265
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/5/2015 and ending 4/16/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $280.00 ea.

9420a | Introduction to the Woodshop
This class will be an introduction to the woodshop and its many power tools and hand tools-from various saws to planers and routers-and help students gain confidence and knowledge about working with woodshop equipment. Focus will be on learning the functions and limitations of each machine. Once students feel comfortable with the tools, that knowledge will be applied toward a small project. This will be a great introduction to what all those big machines do, and a great place to start building basic woodworking skills which can be applied to various art practices. Includes most materials; additional material will vary based on individual projects. (No class Mar 3)

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Justin Boyd
Dates: Tues, 1/27/2015 to 4/7/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $260 | Members: $245
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/27/2015 and ending 4/7/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $245.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.

9420b | Introduction to the Woodshop (Full)
This class will be an introduction to the woodshop and its many power tools and hand tools-from various saws to planers and routers-and help students gain confidence and knowledge about working with woodshop equipment. Focus will be on learning the functions and limitations of each machine. Once students feel comfortable with the tools, that knowledge will be applied toward a small project. This will be a great introduction to what all those big machines do, and a great place to start building basic woodworking skills which can be applied to various art practices. Includes most materials; additional material will vary based on individual projects. (No class Mar 3)

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Justin Boyd
Dates: Tues, 1/27/2015 to 4/7/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $260 | Members: $245
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/27/2015 and ending 4/7/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $245.00 ea.

9504 | All This Is Sculpture?
In this introductory sculpture course, students will learn how to approach creating three-dimensional art using a variety of mediums, both traditionally and experimentally. The principles of three-dimensional design will be applied as the student learns to work with the tools, materials, and techniques required in creating sculptural works of art. Work with mixed media drawings, maquettes, sculptures, and collage assemblages using clay, wire, found objects, recycled materials, mold making and body casting techniques, and also produce a collaborative installation. Topics will include basic design principles, interpretive analysis of form and content, traditional and modern methods for making sculpture and interactive installation art. Includes some materials for projects; other materials for individual projects will be discussed in class.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Lisa Nigro
Dates: Thurs, 1/29/2015 to 4/2/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $240 | Members: $225
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/29/2015 and ending 4/2/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $225.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $240.00 ea.

9510a | Introduction to Welding
Learn the basics skills required for welding metal to metal. 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. (No class Mar 9)

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Mon, 2/2/2015 to 3/30/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $255 | Members: $240
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/2/2015 and ending 3/30/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $240.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $255.00 ea.

9510b | Introduction to Welding (Full)
Learn the basics skills required for welding metal to metal. 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: Fri, 2/27/2015, 6:30 - 9:30 PM | Sat, 2/28/2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $170 | Members: $155
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/27/2015 and ending 2/28/2015 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $155.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $170.00 ea.

9532 | Fundamentals of Sound Art
This class will focus on the often confusing world of audio/sound and how it can be used as a material for making art. The differences between analog and digital audio, types of digital recorders, and how and when to use specific cables, plugs, and microphones will be discussed. Students will learn how to make an effective recording, how to edit it then how to get it in on a specific format. Examples of sound art and other significant recordings will be presented. Students will need to bring a portable digital recorder or a smart phone for making recordings.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Justin Boyd
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/7/2015 to 2/8/2015 and 2/14/2015 to 2/15/2015 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $185 | Members: $170
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/7/2015 and ending 2/15/2015 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $185.00 ea.