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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1818 | Figuring It Out (Full)
In this workshop, students of all levels will focus on building a visual vocabulary by developing an expressive voice through the use of personal icons or imagery - from political, religious, social or personal beliefs. Through slide presentation and open dialogue, Tisdale will share his own personal images as well as demonstrate various building methods. Students will use these methods to construct human, animal and hybrid forms as the central foundation of their work in order to create a narrative sculpture. The class will work with white clay body as well as explore use of underglazes and stains. Students should come prepared with images and ideas. See SSA Website for materials list.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: James Tisdale
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/27/2015 to 6/28/2015 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: McAllister Ceramics Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 6/27/2015 and ending 6/28/2015 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

2891 | Painting with Natural Dyes
This course, designed for beginners interested in diving right into the world of natural dye color, will introduce the rich and vibrant world of natural dyes. Learn about using natural dye materials such as cochineal, marigold, and cutch to create warm tones, and how to paint with mordants (used to set dyes) such as iron and alum on cotton and silk to attain multiple colors in one dye bath as well as how to mix mordant recipes and discharge pastes. Students will work towards completing at least three explorations that will function as a resource for their future dyeing adventures. Students will receive two 17 x17-inch cotton scarves and one 17 x 17-inch silk scarf. Please see SSA website for a list of suggested materials; please bring a lunch both days.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Westrup
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/11/2015 to 7/12/2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $275 | Members: $260
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/11/2015 and ending 7/12/2015 at 10:00AM
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.