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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2426 | Net-Making for Artists (Full)
In this workshop, students will learn how to create open-work textiles through the processes of knotted netting, knot-less netting, and dimensional netting around objects. During the workshop, students will explore conceptual ideas of the net and learn cultural history of the traditional craft. No previous knowledge of net making or other fiber techniques are required. Materials include waxed linen thread and a netting shuttle that participants can take home. Please see the SSA website for a list of materials. Please bring a lunch both days.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Analise Minjarez
Dates: Sun, 6/26/2016 to 6/26/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $100 | Member/Senior (65+): $85
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 6/26/2016 and ending 6/26/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

2427 | Bundle Dyeing with Natural Dyes (Full)
This workshop explores the magic of bundle dyeing silk and cotton fibers with organic materials. This process imprints beautiful color on cloth by using mordants salts, pressure, and steam while using very small amounts of water and dyestuff. Participants will learn natural dye basics such as how to extract natural color, what are mordants and tannins, and how to use them to prep silk and cotton. We will experiment with bundle dyeing using historical natural dyestuff such as cochineal, marigold, and logwood as well as experiment with kitchen dyes such as onion-skins and hibiscus flowers. Students will be given quarter-yard of silk, 1 silk scarf, and a cotton scarf to dye. Sample prints on paper to add to your eco color library will also be made. Students will receive an instructional guide to take home. Please see the SSA website for a list of materials. Please bring a lunch both days.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Westrup
Dates: Sat, 6/25/2016 to 6/25/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $100 | Member/Senior (65+): $85
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 6/25/2016 and ending 6/25/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

9075 | Sculpting Cement: Faux Bois Technique (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 July 22.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Wed-Sun, 8/10/2016 to 8/14/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $500 | Member/Senior (65+): $485
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 8/10/2016 and ending 8/14/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $500.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $485.00 ea.

9076 | Advanced Faux Bois Sculpting
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 July 22.

Level: Visiting Artist | Special Class | Intermediate/Adv
Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Mon - Wed, 8/15/2016 to 8/17/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $350 | Member/Senior (65+): $335
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday starting 8/15/2016 and ending 8/17/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $350.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $335.00 ea.