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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2863 | Painting on Silk: Open Studio Workshop
This workshop will provide a weekend for exploring new silk painting techniques or for students to work on existing projects. The studio will have French silk dyes, wax, gutta resists, thickeners, anti-fusant, and other materials ready to use. Students will consult with the instructor prior to the workshop to discuss projects. Techniques, including treatments of the silk to reduce the flow of the dyes, wet-on-wet, line building, blending and shading of dyes, and screening of resists will be demonstrated, as will be methods for preparing and stretching silk for painting and the steam-setting process for fixing the dyes. Students will create multiple pieces using the various techniques. Previous silk painting experience useful, but not required. Most materials will be provided; please see SSA website for a list of materials and bring a bag lunch each day.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Nadia Khan
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/3/2015 to 10/4/2015 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $250 | Members: $235
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/3/2015 and ending 10/4/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $235.00 ea.

2892 | Millinery Design: Draping Felt & Straw Hats
Learn how to drape your own hats in felt and straw. This is the most creative form of hat making, where students create their own one-of-a-kind sculptural hat form using steam and their hands. Felt and straw both lend themselves to sculpting easily when exposed to water and steam. This is when the magic happens! Students will also learn how to attach the head size ribbon, which holds the size of the hat so that it fits the head perfectly. Embellishing the hat is easy and fun-students will learn how to use unconventional trims and ribbons, placed just at the right spot. Students will create one felt hat and one straw hat of their own design in this two-day class. Please see SSA website for a list of materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Jeanne Bjorn
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/10/2015 to 10/11/2015 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $320 | Members: $305
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/10/2015 and ending 10/11/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $320.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $305.00 ea.