Community Classes

Art for Everyone!


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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9420 | 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. The 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. NOTE: A break for lunch is included in the class time.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Justin Boyd
Dates: Mon, 6/1/2015 to 7/6/2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $260 | Members: $245
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/1/2015 and ending 7/6/2015 at 10:00AM
Attendees: 1 $245.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.

9510b | Introduction to Welding
Learn the basics 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: Fri & Sat, 7/17/2015 to 7/18/2015 | Fri, 6:30 - 9:30 PM | Sat, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $170 | Members: $155
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/17/2015 and ending 7/18/2015 at 8:30AM
Attendees: 1 $155.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $170.00 ea.

9551 | Simple Knifemaking (Full)
Create a simple all-steel knife using savaged metal. Students will have the opportunity to learn elementary blacksmithing techniques - how to shape and heat treat steel - while creating a knife. After learning about improvised and low-tech forging setups, students can set up their own forge with minimal investment. Skills taught will be applicable to many areas of metalworking, from making specialized tools to creating sculptural pieces. Students should be able to complete two projects during the class. Tuition includes most materials; please see SSA website for a list of supplies.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tobin Nieto
Dates: Wed, 6/3/2015 to 7/8/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $225 | Members: $210
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/3/2015 and ending 7/8/2015 at 6:30PM
Attendees: 1 $210.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $225.00 ea.