Community Classes

Art for Everyone!

Visiting Artists Workshops

Each year nationally and internationally recognized artists of all media are brought to the Southwest School of Art to conduct workshops and lecture. These programs provide an opportunity for local artists to learn from some of the nation's best and leading artists. Previous visiting artists include Beth Cavener Stichter, Audrey Niffenegger, Robert Ebendorf, Jon Eric Riis, Radcliff Bailey, and Akihiko Izakura, to name a few.

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3852 | Enameling: Basics and Beyond (Full)
Harrell's 25 years of teaching experience has facilitated mastery and expanded knowledge in both new and old enameling techniques. In this fast paced, three-day workshop, students will learn the ancient techniques of sgraffito, basse taille, and liquid enameling alongside newer ones, such as screening and decal techniques. , Students should expect to complete several samples of each technique. Come ready to broaden your enamel vocabulary with some new approaches to this wonderful medium that has us all fascinated. *See supplies note. Please register by Sept 19th.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Jan Harrell
Dates: Fri - Sun, 9/29/2017 to 10/1/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $325 | Members/Seniors (65+): $310
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 9/29/2017 and ending 10/1/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 310.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 325.00 ea.

4050 | Abaca: The Incredible Shrinking Translucent (Full)
Handmade paper is a wonderful and lightweight material for use in creating low-relief and three-dimensional objects. In this workshop, we will explore how to embed string, wire, and other stiff yet flexible materials between sheets of handmade abaca paper. When dry, the sheets can be manipulated into forms ranging from lamps and lanterns to sculptural objects. Experiment with glue, thread, wire and other fasteners to create unique dimensional pieces. Please see SSA website for the materials list. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. Please register by Oct. 6th.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Helen Hiebert
Dates: Fri - Sun, 10/20/2017 to 10/22/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $350 | Members/Seniors (65+): $335
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 10/20/2017 and ending 10/22/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 350.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 335.00 ea.

4122 | Impressions of the World: Paper and Print (Full)
This workshop will explore the potential of paper and prints as objects, not just as carriers of imagery. Special attention will be paid to the qualities and actions that marry the act of printing to the material of paper. The class will go into detail about different types of paper, both eastern and western, as well as ways of handling uncommon substrates like veneer, tyvek, or cloth. Letterpress printing from unconventional materials like wood, paper, and found objects will also be discussed and practiced by turning the perfect material into a press-ready matrix. Students should come prepared to print with an open mind and intent to be prolific. Expect to go home with an unbound portfolio of prints from our exploratory matrices. Please see SSA website for the materials list. Please register by Sept. 15th.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Jay Fox
Dates: Sat & Sun, 9/30/2017 to 10/1/2017 | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $260 | Members/Seniors (65+): $245
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 9/30/2017 and ending 10/1/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 245.00 ea.

6147 | Cyanotype Prints with Monotype and Mixed Me
This workshop will introduce participants to the beautiful and easy cyanotype (blueprint) process, using stencils plus monotype and mixed media techniques to make layered and bold images on paper. Review examples of cyanotypes with mixed media additions with the instructor; then learn to coat paper with cyanotype solution (or try commercial pre-coated paper) before exposing and developing prints. After the cyanotypes are dry, enhance with monotype, collage, and drawing techniques. Bring your curiosity and creativity. Includes most materials; see SSA website for a materials list. Please bring a bag lunch.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Mary Holland
Dates: Sat, 12/2/2017 to 12/2/2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Flohr Print Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150 | Members/Seniors (65+): $135
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 12/2/2017 and ending 12/2/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.