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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 Techniques (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 April 28.

Level: Visiting Artist | Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Wed-Sun, 5/14/2014 to 5/18/2014 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $500.00 | Members: $485.00
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 5/14/2014 and ending 5/18/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $485.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $500.00 ea.

9076 | Advanced Faux Bois Sculpture
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 April 28.

Level: Visiting Artist | Special Class | Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Mon-Wed, 5/19/2014 to 5/21/2014 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $350.00 | Members: $335.00
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday starting 5/19/2014 and ending 5/21/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $335.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $350.00 ea.

9078 | Concrete Forms: For Sculpture or Mosaics (Full)
Learn how large-scale sculptural forms can be created using light-weight polystyrene foam as the base for free standing sculptures, bas relief, totems, water features, architectural elements, and as a substrate for sculptural mosaics. Hunter will guide students through creating a maquette (scale model), enlarging designs, visualizing a three-dimensional form, and preparation for carving a 15-inch square polystyrene foam block. Once carved, the forms will be covered in layers of fiberglass mesh and polymer fortified concrete. A variety of surface treatments will be presented. See SSA website for suggested supplies: foam will be available for purchase from the instructor; students should anticipate $75 for material cost. Please register by Apr 18.

Level: Special Class | Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Sherri Warner Hunter
Dates: Fri - Sun, 5/9/2014 to 5/11/2014 | Fri & Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $365.00 | Members: $350.00
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 5/9/2014 and ending 5/11/2014 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $350.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $365.00 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.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Lisa Nigro
Dates: Thurs, 6/12/2014 to 8/7/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $225 | Members: $210
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/12/2014 and ending 8/7/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $225.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $210.00 ea.

9510a | Introduction to Welding
Learn the basics skills required for welding metal to metal. 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, 6/4/2014 to 8/6/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $315 | Members: $300
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/4/2014 and ending 8/6/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $315.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $300.00 ea.

9510b | Introduction to Welding
Learn the basics skills required for welding metal to metal. 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: Tues, 6/17/2014 to 6/24/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $170 | Members: $155
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/17/2014 and ending 6/24/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $155.00 ea.

9530 | Make a Drawing into an Object
In this class, students will learn the steps needed to take an original two-dimensional drawing and the output it as a three-dimensional form using a CNC routing table or ShopBot. A CNC router is a computer controlled shaping tool; students will translate their drawings using digital programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, and three-dimensions carving software. Students will work through two assignments, as well as learn about the way architects, artists and designers are using digital technologies, like CNC routing, to push the boundaries of their fields. Plywood and MDF board will be available; other material must be purchased. Requirements: Basic computer knowledge is required.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Justin Boyd
Dates: Tues, 6/3/2014 to 8/5/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $280 | Members: $265
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/3/2014 and ending 8/5/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $280.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.